FX has decided The Americans is red-hot, and renewed the retro spy drama for Season 2, just four episodes into its freshman run.
“The Americans has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama line-up,” FX president John Landgraf said in a statement. “Executive producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost and their collaborators are telling riveting and deeply emotional stories and the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding. The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.”
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The Americans‘ series premiere emerged as the most-watched debut of any FX series ever, with a Live+7 tally of 5.11 million total viewers, while TVLIne readers gave it an average grade of “A-.” After two weeks of declines, this week’s Episode 4 rebounded by posting gains of 22 percent in the coveted 18-49 demo and 46 percent in 18-34.
Season 1, airing Wednesdays at 10/9c, has nine episodes remaining, with the finale set for May 1. A marathon of the first five episodes will air next Friday, March 1, starting at 10 pm.
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