The decision to renew the series for a 13 episode season three most likely wasn’t a difficult one given the ratings season two is currently earning. With six episodes still to go, The Americans has been averaging 3.08 million viewers. The second season finale will air on May 21, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT.
The Americans was named the Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association following its season one run. It was also included on the American Film Institute’s list of the top programs of 2013, and it picked up two Emmy nominations, four Broadcast Television Journalist Association nominations, and a Writers Guild Award nomination.
“The Americans continues be one of the best shows on television,” said Schrier, announcing the season three renewal. “Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost have done a wonderful job delivering two seasons, and the performances from Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich are stellar. Fans will be blown away by the rest of this season, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next year.”
“We are so delighted and grateful to continue telling the stories of these characters,” said Fields. “John Landgraf, Eric Schrier, Nick Grad, and the entire team at FX have been remarkable supporters and creative partners for the show – and we are blessed to have Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, and an awesome ensemble who bring it all so brilliantly to life.”
In tonight’s all-new episode, “New Car” – (Airs April 16, 10:00 PM – 11:11 PM E/P), Philip and Elizabeth both find themselves faced with painful turns in their various missions. Stan fights to gain access to an American military program that could give him the upper hand in his battle of wills with Oleg. Written by Peter Ackerman; directed by John Dahl.
-By Rebecca Murray
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