Pour a nice stiff martini -- FX has ordered another season of its hit animated comedy "Archer."
The Emmy and Annie Award nominated series -- featuring the vocal stylings of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Judy Greer and Chris Parnell, as well as frequent guest stars -- has skyrocketed in the ratings this season, up 32% in total viewers (about two million viewers an episode) over Season 2. FX has ordered 13 new episodes for the show's fourth season.
“It was an easy decision to order more Archer,” said Nick Grad, executive Vice President of Original Programming for FX. “Adam [Reed], Matt [Thompson], and our amazing voice cast are delivering one of the funniest and smartest shows on television. It has deservedly grown beyond its initial cult following to become both a critical and ratings success. It is a true asset to the FX comedy roster.”
In addition to the pickup, FX Productions has also penned a deal with creator Adam Reed and his co-executive producer Matt Thompson under their animation studio Floyd County Productions. The two-year deal has an option for an additional two years, meaning Reed and Thompson will be on board for any additional seasons of "Archer," and for whatever other projects they develop.
Reed said: "We are insanely excited that FX Productions has committed to a multi-year deal for 'Archer' and Floyd County Productions. They're fantastic to work with, and we hope to keep making good shows for FX for as long as they'll have us."
Four all-new episodes of remain before "Archer's" Season 3 finale, airing Thurs., Mar. 22, 10 p.m. EST on FX.
Archer Season 2 is available on Blu-ray and DVD from 12 March from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment