Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Angie Han
It’s the TCAs this week, and that means we’ve got lots of big TV news coming our way right now. So let’s get them all taken care of right now, shall we? After the jump:
- FX’s Atlanta won’t return until 2018.
- FX’s American Crime Story also won’t return until 2018.
- American Horror Story has been renewed. Yes, again.
- Archer, The Americans, and Feud get premiere dates.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events gets a second season.
- Big Little Lies and Riverdale unleash new teasers.
- Arrested Development season 5 is “close,” supposedly.
- Lethal Weapon casts Thomas Lennon as Joe Pesci.
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Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Angie Han
Though it started out as a spoof of James Bond-style spy stories, Archer‘s reinvented itself a couple of times over the past few years. There was that time it became a Miami Vice riff in season five, before “un-rebooting” itself in season six. It re-rebooted itself in season seven, this time as a Magnum P.I.-inspired private eye series. And it’s getting yet another makeover for season eight, refashioning itself as a 1940s noir mystery called Archer: Dreamland. Get your first look via two new teasers below.
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Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Angie Han
Archer is plotting another big move for season eight, and I don’t mean to another glamorous and exotic city. The animated comedy is heading over to FXX, the sister network to its former home FX. No return date has been announced for the series, but we can probably expect it to stick around its new digs for a while — Archer received a three-season renewal last year. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Over the summer, FX renewed its spy spoof Archer for not one, not two, but three seasons, bringing the total season count up to ten and keeping the show on air through about 2019. Once that season ends, though, it’ll be lights out for Sterling and Lana and Malory and the rest of the gang. “The plan is to end Archer after season 10,” series creator Adam Reed said in a recent interview. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
If you think about it for even two seconds, it’s incredible that Sterling Archer and his colleagues have survived as long as they have. Never mind the fact that their line of work (espionage, usually, but sometimes private investigation or the illegal drug trade) puts them in danger on a regular basis — these people are often impulsive and foolish and downright incompetent.
But they always live to fight another day, and now we know for sure they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. FX has just renewed Archer for another three seasons, taking the animated spy spoof all the way through season ten. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
The characters of Archer have only changed so much over the years. If they ever truly evolved as people, after all, they’d no longer be the unrepentant assholes we’ve come to love. But the show itself has morphed a couple of times, first into a crime show in season 5 and then into a P.I. series in season 7. Might Archer make an even bigger leap someday? Like into the world of live-action films, perhaps?
Executive producer Matt Thompson isn’t ruling out a possible Archer movie, revealing that he and series creator Adam Reed “have definitely talked about it.” And while they’ve yet to make up their mind about whether this (purely theoretical, at this point) movie would be animated or live-action, they know exactly who they’d want playing Sterling Archer if they go the latter route: Mad Men star Jon Hamm. Read More »
This is not the first time Archer has drastically changed the format for a whole season. Season five was Archer Vice, a pastel, florescent spoof of Miami Vice. The series was back to the spying game for season six, but season seven will find the Archer team working as private detectives instead.
No matter what they do, we can be sure the Archer gang will make outrageous, inappropriate claims and shout over each other in exasperated cacophonous chaos. We got to speak with Archer creator Adam Reed as he was putting the finishing touches on season seven. Archer returns Thursday, March 31 at 10PM on FX. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
The beauty of Archer is that you never quite know where it’s going to end up. Sterling Archer and his feckless colleagues have a way of derailing any mission they’re on, whether they’re traveling all over the globe, shooting off into outer space, plumbing the depths of the ocean, or even journeying through the inside of a man’s body.
But the first Archer season 7 teaser should be easy enough to predict — because it’s a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of Magnum P.I. It is a pop culture artifact of perfect beauty, and you definitely want to check it out after the jump.
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The Television Critics Association panels have been going on for the past week or so, and we’ve had plenty of great updates from Fred Topel’s interviews and coverage that you can check out right here.
Today, straight from the TCA, comes some announcements from FX, which includes a renewal for a third season of The Strain, orders for two new comedy series featuring some familiar FX talent, a new home for Archer, and fall premiere dates for American Horror Story: Hotel, the second season of Fargo and more.
Get details on the new and returning FX 2015 TV shows after the jump! Read More »
The agents of ISIS return to FX in January, though they won’t be working for an outfit called ISIS any longer. Archer has had a bit of a story change in reaction to real-world events, and the name of Mallory Archer’s spy outfit ISIS has been ditched. The end of Season 5 will clue you in to how the change will be incorporated, but we won’t reveal that here, for those who aren’t caught up. Then again, the first Archer Season 6 teaser will show some other things that result from the end of Season 5, so maybe you’ll just have to accept the spoilers. Read More »