Archer survives!!! Renewed for three more seasons!!

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From Archer's Facebook Feed:

The hit animated comedy series Archer has been renewed for three more seasons, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Archer will return for an eight-episode season 8 in early 2017, followed by two additional eight-episode seasons. FX Networks has also reached a new overall production deal with Floyd County Productions.

“We can’t say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons,” said Grad. “The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in Archer’s legendary exploits and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and colleagues at Floyd County.”

Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and the lives of its employees. The Figgis Agency presented all new challenges for the former spies in Season 7, the most difficult of which might have been the move to Los Angeles. Every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud was actually just another excuse for the staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain.

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled and incredibly vain private eye “Sterling Archer;” Aisha Tyler as Archer’s fellow detective and on-again-off-again girlfriend, “Lana Kane;” Jessica Walter as Archer’s domineering mother and former spy agency director, “Malory Archer;” Chris Parnell as the agency owner and lead investigator “Cyril Figgis;” Judy Greer as the agency’s loquacious, dingbat secretary, “Cheryl;” Amber Nash as the gruff but lovable muscle, “Pam Poovey;” Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason, “Ray Gillette;” and Lucky Yates as the firm’s possibly mad scientist/possible clone of himself, “Krieger.”

Archer was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Matt Thompson. The show is produced by FX Productions.

Source: Archer's Facebook Feed

Commentary: I was kind of late getting into Archer.  To be perfectly honestly, the first time I had even seen an episode of Archer was at San Diego Comic Con.  I was in a panel room waiting to see Penn and Teller, and the panel before was Archer.  They showed a sneak preview of the next episode "Heart of Archness," and I was hooked.  Where had this show been all my life???  

Archer has had some strange up and downs over the last few years.  Over the first few years, the series was about a spy organization named ISIS.  But once the terrorist group started using that name, it was phased out of the show.  Over the last few years, they have gone from spy organization to drug dealers to a detective agency in season 7.  

There was actually a lot of rumors that Archer would not be coming back for a season 8.  In fact, season 7 ended with Archer getting murdered!  But we get three more seasons, and I could not be happier!  

Archer is pretty excited too!