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FX Renews 'Archer' for Season Five

Animated series posted year-over-year gains of 44% with adults 18-34 and 36% with adults 18-49 2/27/2013 04:57:00 PM Eastern

FX has renewed its animated comedy Archer for a
13-episode fifth season.

Currently in the middle of its fourth season, Archer premiered
to its second-highest audience on Jan. 17 (1.61 million viewers)
and is up
over last season by 44% with adults 18-34 and 36% with adults 18-49. First-run
episodes are averaging 2.37 million total viewers, 2.01 million adults 18-49
and 1.41 million adults 18-34 (L+7).

"Archer is one the very best comedy series
on television," said Nick Grad, executive VP of original programming for
FX.  "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."

Archer has seven episodes remaining in its fourth
season, with the finale set for April 11. This year Archer will
enter into the category of Outstanding Comedy Series for the Emmy Awards.

 

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