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Friday, March 25, 2011

Is FX bringing "Archer" out of the "danger zone?"

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:31 AM

On the heels of the good news that Fox has renewed "Fringe" for a fourth season comes promising signs that FX's "Archer," the Atlanta-based animated spy spoof, will get the greenlight for another season — at least. According to The Vulture:

Our spies are hinting that the extended negotiations could — and let's underline could — be a sign that FX may be discussing the idea of a multi-year renewal for the Adam Reed—created animated show. There's no guarantee that's what'll happen, but given FX's three-year renewal of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" back in 2008, there's certainly precedent. Whatever shape the deal ultimately takes, it's no surprise that FX wants more "Archer:" The series did decently in the ratings during its first season, and has only grown during season two. So far, its viewership is up nearly 20 percent since returning in January, and that's despite facing increased comedy competition from NBC's "30 Rock." Archer has also been a critical darling, part of a comedy surge at FX pioneered by "Sunny" and augmented more recently by "Louie" and "The League."

Apparently nothing is final, but things sound likely that FX will renew the show's license to kill.

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