or


[02/23/12 - 03:43 PM]
FX Orders Season Four of Its Acclaimed Animated Comedy "Archer"
Plus: FX Productions has closed an overall production deal with executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.

[via press release from FX]

FX Orders Season Four of Its Acclaimed Animated Comedy "Archer" and FX Productions Closes Overall Production Deal With The Series' Producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson and Their Animation Studio Floyd County

Four All-New Episodes of Archer Remain in Season Three with Finale Airing March 22

LOS ANGELES, February 23, 2012 - FX has ordered season four of its Emmy(R) and Annie Award nominated animated series Archer, and FX Productions closed an overall production deal with the series' Executive Producers, Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, and their animation studio, Floyd County Productions, it was jointly announced by Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for FX and Eric Schrier, Executive Vice President, FX Productions and Head of Series Development for FX.

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. Four all new episodes of Archer remain in season three with the season finale slated for Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 PM E/P. Compared to its season two averages, first-run episodes of Archer's third season are delivering ratings gains of +62% in Adults 18-34 (1.03 million), +44% in Adults 18-49 (1.58 million) and +32% in Total Viewers (2.0 million). Versus season one, Archer has grown +76% in Adults 18-48 and +67% in Adults 18-34. On a weekly basis, season three of Archer is averaging 3.31 million Total Viewers, 2.49 million Adults 18-49 and 1.64 million Adults 18-34.*

In tonight's episode, "Bloody Ferlin" (Airs February 23, 10:00 pm e/p), Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) must help Gillette (Adam Reed) save his younger brother Randy (Jack McBrayer) and Randy's wife "Janelle" (Paula Malcomson) from a crooked sheriff, "EZ Ponder" (Michael Rooker), in the backwoods of West Virginia. [Written and voice directed by Adam Reed]

"It was an easy decision to order more Archer," said Grad. "Adam, Matt, and our amazing voice cast are delivering one of the funniest and smartest shows on television. It has deservedly grown beyond its initial cult following to become both a critical and ratings success. It is a true asset to the FX comedy roster."

FX has ordered 13 episodes for the series' fourth season.

Reed said, "We are insanely excited that FX Productions has committed to a multi-year deal for Archer and Floyd County Productions. They're fantastic to work with, and we hope to keep making good shows for FX for as long as they'll have us."

Thompson added, "I am over the moon excited about the trust and faith FX has placed in Floyd County Productions with this deal. We have over 100 extremely talented artists that amaze me every day with their talent and work ethic. We hope to build on this, growing into a giant animating monster that will eventually take over the world."

The overall deal with FX Productions is for two years with an option for an additional two years that will keep Reed and Thompson with FXP for any additional seasons of Archer and any new projects they develop. The overall pact also includes Reed and Thompson's animation studio, Floyd County Productions, to continue as animators on Archer, along with FX's second animated comedy series Unsupervised, and any new animated series produced by FX Productions or developed by FX. This is the second overall deal for FXP.

"Adam and Matt are incredibly gifted producers and we're proud to have them and Floyd County under the FX Productions umbrella," said Schrier. "Archer has been an incredibly successful title for FXP, from ratings to DVD sales, iTunes, merchandise and even its bestselling book. They've done an outstanding job of animating Unsupervised. This is a great deal for FXP as we continue to expand the studio, and it affords us the ability to aggressively pursue new animated projects."

FX Productions produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, and Unsupervised and it co-produces the award winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and critically acclaimed hit drama series Justified.

FXP's first overall deal was with the producers of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, and their RCG Productions. The first series to go to air under the RCG deal was FX's Unsupervised from co-creators Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby. RCG's next project is the comedy pilot Living Loaded for FOX, which was co-created by McElhenney and Rosell inspired by the book of the same title by Dan Dunn.

Reed and Thompson are represented by Matt Rice and Joel Begleiter at UTA, and Gregg Gellman of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner .

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.

The series features the voice of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy "Sterling Archer," a role which garnered Benjamin an Emmy(R) Award nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2010. The ensemble voice cast also includes Aisha Tyler as fellow agent provocateur "Lana Kane"; Jessica Walter as Sterling's domineering mother and the rapacious CEO of ISIS, "Malory Archer"; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller of ISIS, "Cyril Figgis"; Judy Greer as Maloy's loquacious secretary, "Cheryl Tunt"; Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, "Pam Poovey"; series creator Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason at ISIS, "Ray Gillette"; Lucky Yates as ISIS's possibly mad scientist, "Krieger"; and George Coe as Archer's elderly and always exploited butler, "Woodhouse."

The Archer franchise expanded this year with the January release of the book How To Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails ever Written. Currently in its 7th printing, How To Archer was written by series creator Adam Reed under the pen name of "Sterling Archer" and is a New York Times best-seller. The book is published by It Books.

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons of Anarchy, Justified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer and Wilfred. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. The network's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with college football and the UFC. For more information about FX, visit our web site at www.FXnetworks.com.

*SOURCE: The Nielsen Company (Live+7)





  [february 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ARCHER (FXX)
· IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (FXX)
· LIVING LOADED (FOX)
· UNSUPERVISED (FX)





[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
"The Great British Baking Show" Returns to PBS for a Fourth Season of Merriment in the Kitchen
PBS also announced it has committed to a fifth season of the series that has previously aired on the BBC.

[01/16/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming
PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/16/17 - 05:06 AM]
TEGNA and MGM Launching BOLD, a Live, Interactive, Multi-Platform Program
BOLD will be the industry's first live multi-daypart syndicated show, spotlighting the day's essential stories, information and trending social media content in real-time across multiple screens.

[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, Expanding Access to the #1 Children's Educational Media Brand on TV and Digital Platforms
The free service ensures that PBS Kids' high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in.

[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in "The Farthest" (w.t.)
The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system.

[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
PBS and Time Inc. Announce "Beyond a Year in Space"
The two specials explore the human limitations for space travel and what a mission to Mars will require.

[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure
Look for six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world's most amazing places and cultures.

[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Series "Nova" Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences Across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation
On Monday August 21, 2017, America's eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.