FX Gives Archer a Fifth Season

Posted by at 3:54 pm on February 27, 2013

archerseriesFX has ordered season five of its critically-acclaimed animated comedy series “Archer,” it was announced today by Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, FX. The network has ordered 13 episodes for the series’ fifth season.

Archer” was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions and it is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson. Seven all-new episodes of “Archer” remain in season four, which wraps up on Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 PM E/P. This year “Archer” will enter into the category of Outstanding Comedy Series for the Emmy Awards.

“‘Archer’ is one the very best comedy series on television,” said Grad. “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.”

When notified of the season five pick-up, Reed said, “Thank God.”

When Reed notified Thompson of the season five pick-up, Thompson replied, “Called it.”

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