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7 Reasons 'The Americans' Was So Addictive This Year | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “March 8, 1983,” the Season 3 finale of “The Americans.” It’s too bad about that mysterious and fata...

On the Set of FX's 'The Americans': or, How to Survive Being an Extra on the Graveyard Shift

David Munk | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy
David Munk

Extra work can be easy or hard. Mostly it is just boring. However, my work on The Americans was an overnight shoot so it was, at least, certain to be lucrative. Here is a breakdown of that day and night.

Maureen Ryan

8 Reasons (Among Many) To Love 'The Americans' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment

The second season of "The Americans" ended up on many 2014 Top 10 lists (including mine), and there's no reason to believe Season 3 won't be a contend...

Maureen Ryan

Jane Austen Lovers Unite | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment

Here's a great fan-fiction scenario you can have for free: Finn Polmar from "The Good Wife," Clara Oswald from "Doctor Who" and Philip Jennings from "...

Maureen Ryan

Nice Job, Comrades: Why 'The Americans' Finale Ruled | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.22.2014 | TV

Don't read on unless you have seen "Echo," the Season 2 finale of "The Americans." "The Americans" pulled a long con on us, and it was glorious. ...

Actress Alison Wright of FX's The Americans Binged on BBC's Orphan Black

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

If you've ever seen The Americans, then you looooooove Drunk Martha! If you've never seen the show, then it's time to hop on the bandwagon because Alison Wright can do no wrong.

Keri Russell And Matthew Ryhs Are Dating | Posted 04.01.2014 | Celebrity

Rumors have been swirling for months, and now it appears The Americans co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are officially dating. People magazine...

Sex! Spies! Wigs! Why 'The Americans' Is Awesome

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.27.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Holy Mother Russia, you need to be watching "The Americans."

The Americans at the Plaza

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Season two of the award-winning, much acclaimed FX cold war series The Americans kicks off this week, proving that Americans were ready to embrace a t...

Go Beneath The Sheets With 'The Americans'

Posted 01.26.2014 | TV

It's bedtime for "The Americans." FX has released a new video of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, who play spy couple Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings,...

'The Americans' Stars Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell lead a mysterious life on FX's "The Americans." As two undercover KGB spies posing as married American travel agents, Rh...

'The Americans' Have Trust Issues In New Season 2 Trailer

Posted 12.29.2013 | TV

Paranoia is setting in for "The Americans." In this new brief trailer for the upcoming second season, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, played by Keri...

Are Keri Russell And Matthew Rhys An Item?

Posted 12.28.2013 | Celebrity

Could a small screen romance turn into real life love? That might be the case for "The Americans" co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. Earlier t...

Maureen Ryan

The Spy Who Slapped Me: 'The Americans' Cast Spills Secrets (VIDEO) | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

The cast and executive producers of "The Americans" sat down on April 26 for a panel discussion of the FX drama at the Academy of Television Arts and ...

Games Without Frontiers

Karen Fratti | Posted 07.01.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

The only comforting aspect of the season finale of "The Americans" was that it's already been picked up for a second season and won't go the way of, say, "Rubicon," leaving us with plot theories and fully fleshed-out characters and no ending to the madness.

Maureen Ryan

Intel On The Finale Of 'The Americans' And What's Next For Its Spies | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the Season 1 finale of FX's "The Americans," titled "The Colonel." Watching "The Americans" evolve o...

Maureen Ryan

'Americans' Star Matthew Rhys On His 'Porn Identity' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

It's hard not to look at the array of cover identities Matthew Rhys has used on the FX network spy drama "The Americans" and not conclude that they sh...

Talking The Talk

Karen Fratti | Posted 06.24.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

I would like to take a moment and apologize for anything snarky I've said about slow plots and poor writing and lack of suspense and surprise. Lies, lies, and more confessions are to come, guys.

To Gregory, With Love

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.10.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

I don't hate this show because it's bad, I hate this show because every time I start to think it's silly, it surprises me. It's the slower, character and plot-building episodes like "Only You" that shine and make me look forward to seeing how they're going to close the season.

'The Americans' Recap: Ecstatic Oblivion

Karen Fratti | Posted 06.03.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

Was "Safe House" a bit like "Modern Family" this week? If everyone just slowed down and spoke up, there would be no confusion -- everyone could get the information they needed without needlessly battling each other, and solve all their problems. But that would be boring.

'The Americans' Recap: A Tale Of Two Assets

Karen Fratti | Posted 05.20.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

The Jennings almost save the day again while tracking down a hit-man that Moscow hired to kill some American scientists working on weapons, but everything else is starting to unravel.

'The Americans': Sex, Lies And Drunk Dials

Karen Fratti | Posted 05.14.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

After spending too much time trying to figure out why the Jennings needed to slide around on cars for encryption codes, I have given up on paying attention to the justifications for missions. The details aren't so much the plot, but rather subplots to drive along the meta narrative of marriage and what it means to live a double life.

'The Americans': Duck Ponds And Doubt

Karen Fratti | Posted 05.06.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

Excuse me while I remove my foot from my mouth. I was getting impatient with the poor Jennings, but now, stuff is going down.

'The Americans': Who's Your Daddy?

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

In Episode 5 of "The Americans:" Elizabeth gets stuck in an FBI agent's trunk. Nina learns a new word, again. Philip and Stan are officially BFFs, and basically every woman on the show puts out to get ahead.

'The Americans': Everyone Runs Around Like 'Cut Off Chickens'

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.22.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

It's not easy being a Russian spy, or being married. This week, the Jennings were set into motion as "The Americans" took on the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan.