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.
FX announced today that Archer will return for an eight-episode eighth season in 2017. Seasons nine and ten will also consist of eight episodes each, likely airing in 2018 and 2019. Those are shorter episode orders than seasons past. Seasons one and seven counted 10 episodes each, and all other seasons so far have had 13. There’s no word yet on whether season 10 will be the show’s last.
And now to the official statement for the usual publicity fluff, this time from FX’s co-president of original programming, Nick Grad:
We can’t say enough about what Adam [Reed], Matt [Thompson] and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons. The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in Archer’s legendary exploits, and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and colleagues at Floyd County.
Archer‘s seventh season ended with a major cliffhanger made all the more alarming by the fact that FX was taking its time announcing an Archer renewal. But those fans can rest easy now. Today’s news would seem to resolve that cliffhanger, but knowing Archer we’re guessing the explanation will involve more than a few bizarre twists and turns.
While the show no longer feels as fresh as it once did, the creative team has made efforts to keep things lively, occasionally spending a season away from the spy biz to go solve crimes in Hollywood or form a drug cartel in South America. Here’s to three more years of Archer nonsense.
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Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Beloved shows never really die in this day and age. They just enter a limbo state, leaving showrunners and stars to spend the rest of their lives fielding questions from fans about possible revivals and/or movie sequels. A lucky few even get resurrected, like Arrested Development or Gilmore Girls or Full House, keeping hope alive for fans of the rest.
At a recent event, producers Ted Griffin and Shawn Ryan addressed the question of reviving Terriers, their wonderful but tragically short-lived drama starring Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James. The short answer is that they’ve talked about it — but the long answer is that they’ve have several hoops to jump through first. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been an up-and-down year for Fox’s X-Men franchise so far. Deadpool got 2016 off to a strong start with its record-breaking run, while X-Men: Apocalypse has proven to be a disappointment both critically and commercially. But here’s another spot of good news for all you mutant lovers: FX has just given a series order to Legion, an X-Men TV spinoff from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley.
Dan Stevens, of Downton Abbey and The Guest fame, plays David Haller, “a troubled young man who may be more than human.” (Fans of the X-Men comics might know the character as the son of Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X.) Along with the announcement comes the first photo of Stevens in character, which you can see below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Danny Boyle crossed over to the small screen with Babylon in 2014, and it looks like he’s eager to come back for more. Even as he preps his next movie, Trainspotting 2, he’s scored a ten-episode order from FX for Trust, a based-on-a-true-story limited series about the Getty family (as in Getty Oil, the Getty Museum, and Balthazar Getty). Many more details about the Danny Boyle FX series below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson won’t premiere on FX for another few weeks, but Ryan Murphy is already making plans for season two. The executive producer has revealed that the next installment of the true-crime anthology series will focus on Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in late summer 2005. More details on American Crime Story season 2 after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Most of the FX and FXX shows you’re currently following, including American Horror Story and Fargo, will be wrapping up their current seasons in the next couple of months. But don’t let that get you down — it just means they’re clearing the calendar for other shows to come your way.
FX has just announced premiere dates for two of its new series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and Zach Galifianakis‘ Baskets, while moving The Americans to later in the spring. Meanwhile, FXX has set return dates for comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman. Get the American Crime Story premiere date and more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
For several years now a Y: The Last Man movie has been in on-again, off-again development, and now the adaptation may have found new life in a different form. According to a new report, Brian K. Vaughan‘s dystopian sci-fi comic is now in development as a TV series at FX. Read all about the possible Y The Last Man TV series after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Sons of Anarchy ended its run at FX back in December, but the Mayans may yet ride again. Series creator Kurt Sutter is reportedly working on a Sons of Anarchy spinoff for FX, which would focus on SAMCRO’s Hispanic rivals. More details on the possible Sons of Anarchy spinoff after the jump. Read More »
Over on FX, the comedy series Louie has been churning out some of the best comedy that television has ever seen, going back and forth between episodic stories and two or three-part episodes. But sadly, fans of the show from comedian Louis C.K. will be waiting a while before they see new episodes.
FX’s CEO John Landgraf just revealed at the Television Critics Association press day that Louie is on extended hiatus again with no indication as to when the show will be back. But the show is most certainly not canceled. Find out more about the Louie hiatus after the jump! Read More »