Suit up, grab your weapons and check yourself for breast cancer. “Archer” officially got picked up for a third season. FX President John Landgraf recently announced a 16 episode order for the animated series starring H. Jon Benjamin, who between this and “Bob’s Burgers” is fast becoming the official voice of grown-up animation. I have no problem with this. In fact, give him a couple more shows.
One bit of strangeness: three of the half-hours will air after new “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” episodes. The pairing makes sense comedically, but wh break up the season like that? It’d be like breaking up Lana and Archer in the middle of a mission. Actually, breaking those two up would be a good idea, so that’s a bad analogy, but you know what I’m saying.
FX also announced the pickup of a new series called “Townies” by writers Scott Marder, Rob Rosell and David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny”). It’s about two 15-year-old BFFs who are raising themselves without parental supervision. So… party at those kids’ house. (Deadline)