We’ve said it before, but this season has to go down as one of the best years for new comedies on TV. Between NBC’s Community, ABC’s Modern Family, and FX’s The League and now Archer, this year has kept most TV junkies in stitches since September. It now looks like FX has noticed the same, and will be giving more time to the animated spy comedy, Archer.
The series stars Home Movies voice actor H. Jon Benjamin, along with SNL vet Chris Parnell, Jessica Walter, and Aisha Tyler about a ne’er-do-well spy and his comical shenanigans. The show is outlandishly funny, and delivers every week. FX seems to think the series is a hit, as well.
FX has given the go ahead for a second season of its critically acclaimed animated series Archer, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX Networks. The network increased the episode order to 13 for season two, which is scheduled to debut in 2011.
“Executive Producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson are delivering a hilarious series and it truly earned a second season,” said Grad. “H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell and Judy Greer comprise one of the best voice casts of any animated series on TV. We’re very happy with the audience response and critical acclaim for Archer and are excited to move forward with it.”
The seventh and final episode of the season aired last week, but this Thursday, FX will air the “Four-Play Marathon,” four episodes of Archer from 10pm-Midnight. Archer returns with new episodes on March 4th.