LOS ANGELES, February 22, 2010 —
FX has given the go ahead for a second season of its critically acclaimed animated series Archer, announced Nick Grad, executive vice president of original programming, FX Networks. The network increased the episode order to 13 for season two, which is scheduled to debut in 2011.
Archer (TV-MA) has three new episodes slated for air this season. Through seven episodes the series is averaging 1.2 million total viewers, 853,000 adults 18-49 and 573,000 adults 18-34. This Thursday, Feb. 25, FX will air the “Four-Play Marathon,” four episodes of Archer from 10-midnight. Archer will return with new episodes on Thursday, March 4, at 10pm and the season-one finale airs on March 18.
“Executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson are delivering a hilarious series and it truly earned a second season,” Grad said. “H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell and Judy Greer comprise one of the best voice casts of any animated series on TV. We’re very happy with the audience response and critical acclaim for Archer and are excited to move forward with it.”
Archer was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson. The show is produced by FX Productions. FX ordered 10 episodes for its first season.
“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to make a second season of Archer,” said Reed, “and grateful that FX has enough faith in the show to allow it to build an audience. Excelsior!”
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