FX Renews 'Archer' for Fifth Season

Lesley Goldberg
The Hollywood Reporter

FX is staying in the spy game.

The cable network has just ordered a fifth season of animated spy comedy Archer consisting of 13 episodes. In addition, the series will enter the outstanding comedy series race at the Emmys.

Thus far in its fourth season, the H. Jon Benjamin and Aisha Tyler starrer is up 44 percent in the adults 18-34 demographic and 36 percent in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic year-over-year.

"Archer is one the very best comedy series on television," FX exec vp original programming and development  Nick Grad said in a statement announcing the news Wednesday. "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."

Reed and Floyd County Productions created the series, which is exec produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson. Archer's fourth season wraps April 11 at 10 p.m. with the second of a two-part finale.

The series ranks as one of the network's core comedy offerings, which also include Wilfred, It's Always Sunny and Anger Management.

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