Archer fans – FX’s announcement should make you very happy. The network’s committed to bringing the animated series back for a 13 episode fifth season. FX’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development Nick Grad made the announcement, saying, “Archer is one the very best comedy series on television. Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and the incredible cast – H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, George Coe, and Lucky Yates – are comedic geniuses. It is truly rewarding the way in which the audience and fans have embraced their work and that the ratings to continue to grow. The quality of Archer is undeniable.”
To which series creator/executive producer Reed replied: “Thank God.”
Season four will end on April 11, 2013.
Archer, an animated, half-hour comedy, revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances is daunting and enigmatic, every covert operation and global crisis are actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gains and selfish pleasures.
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