Having tried their hands at cocaine dealing and/or country singing in last season’s Archer Vice adventures, the Archer crew will get back to doing the thing what they do best (or, possibly, worst) when the animated FX show returns in January: spying.
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Initially, the riotously funny cast of Archer came by the EW hideout at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the show’s upcoming sixth season. After the madness of season five’s Archer Vice, there was no telling what to expect from the animated spy comedy.
However, there’s also no telling what the Archer cast is going to say when you put them all in a room together. Fortunately, EW had a camera running. READ FULL STORY
Want to do Archer star and comedian H. Jon Benjamin a solid favor should you ever recognize him on the street? Then resist the temptation to request he say “Danger zone!” — the catchphrase with which his character Sterling Archer has become synonymous with during the five seasons-and-counting run of FX’s spy spoof.
On the current, fifth season of FX’s animated sitcom Archer – the rebranded Archer: Vice — the members of ISIS have transformed from spies into drug dealers as they try to sell a literal (not a figurative!) metric tonne of cocaine. But creator and writer Adam Reed has good news for fans who miss the espionage-themed shenanigans of yore. “I think this next season we will sort of unreboot, or whatever — deboot,” he reveals to EW, “and get back to the basics of some spy missions.” READ FULL STORY
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly boasts a six-page article on the hit FX spy spoof Archer, an interview with star H. Jon Benjamin, and creator Adam Reed’s favorite episodes. (Elsewhere on EW.com you’ll find an exclusive photograph of the entire Archer “cast” and a guide to the show’s running gags.) But how exactly does the Archer behind-the-scenes team create the show’s remarkable animation? Using a recent sex scene between Sterling and supposed Colombian drug cartel godmother La Madrina as an example, art director Neal Holman details the crafting of the Sterling sausage. (Phrasing!!!) READ FULL STORY
Everyone’s favorite full-of-himself spy will be around until at least 2016.
FX announced Thursday that its animated comedy Archer has been renewed for not one, but two 13-episode seasons.
Archer, which features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin (as the title character) and Aisha Tyler, is currently in the midst of its fifth season and is on track to have one of its most-viewed seasons yet. First-run episodes are up 2 percent in total viewers (1.93 million) and multi-run totals are averaging 3.86 million in total viewers, according to Nielsen figures provided by the net.
Archer creator Adam Reed said of the announcement, “I am figuratively over the moon.”
The show airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
The survivors on The Walking Dead haven’t had a lot to laugh about lately, what with one of their own being executed and the loss of the prison fortress they called home. However, one of the actresses on the show recently had an opportunity to explore her comedic side when she went in to record a multi-episode arc for FX’s Archer. Who is that mystery actress? Well, judging by the photo above you’ve probably already figured it out: It’s Lauren Cohan, who plays farmer’s daughter turned complete badass Maggie Greene on the zombie drama. READ FULL STORY
Maybe there is some order in the comedy universe?
FX’s cult favorite animated series Archer returned Thursday night to its biggest adult demo rating ever. The spy comedy’s 10 p.m. season four premiere was seen by 1.6 million viewers (its second most-watched telecast of all time) and 1.3 million adults 18-49 (a series high) at 10 p.m. Nice to see this consistently clever show actually gain momentum four years into its run.
Meanwhile, the return of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management dropped sharply compared to last year’s series debut. The 9 p.m. telecast delivered 1.8 million viewers (903,000 adults 18-49) and the 9:30 p.m. airing had 1.7 million (994,000 in the demo). The premiere was down 67 percent from last summer, which was FX’s biggest series debut ever. Anger Management was definitely expected to come back lower given all the hype surrounding Sheen’s move to cable last year. Plus, the series faced steeper competition last night than it had during the summer. This is still a semi-decent number for an FX comedy. The premiere begins the network’s whopping 90-episode commitment to the show.
Also, the 10:30 p.m. series premiere of FX’s new comedy Legit delivered only 650,000 viewers, shedding the bulk of its Archer lead-in.
'Bob's Burgers': H. Jon Benjamin and Loren Bouchard on show's location, Emmy nomination, and cilantro
Where does Bob’s Burgers take place? Who’s a better kid, Gene or Louise? (Sorry, Tina!) And does cilantro suck? Bob’s showrunner Loren Bouchard and star H. Jon Benjamin answer these questions, and more.
Bouchard on the show’s setting: “It’s a semi-Springfield. It can’t be San Francisco, which is what many people think. It has all that Victorian architecture from San Francisco because I was living there when we developed the show, but we set it firmly in the Northeast because of the way Linda sounds, and Teddy. There’s just so much East Coast in those voices, we just couldn’t take it out. It would’ve been too weird to have her doing that voice — you’d have to constantly be explaining that she’s a transplant or whatever. And because it’s this seaside, past-it’s-prime, dusty old town, we kind of felt like that puts it pretty close to those Coney Island, New York-New Jersey shore parts. I grew up in the New England area, and there were lots of beach towns like it, though we don’t want to be in New England party because Family Guy has Rhode Island sewn up. But basically I picture it somewhere in the outer boroughs or on the northern Jersey shore.” READ FULL STORY
Fans of animated comedy have known H. Jon Benjamin’s gruff deadpan since the days of Comedy Central’s Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist and, later, Adult Swim’s Home Movies. Lately, he’s been voicing the title characters to two of TV’s funniest cartoons, FX’s Archer and Fox’s Emmy-nominated Bob’s Burgers — and, soon enough, fans will get to watch him do both at once.
In an interview with EW, Benjamin revealed that the Archer team has produced a crossover episode in which he’ll play both ISIS agent Sterling Archer and grillmaster Bob Belcher. The episode’s already been recorded, he says, and will air during Archer‘s next season (FX has yet to announce a premiere date).
“[Archer creator Adam Reed] really likes Bob’s Burgers,” Benjamin says. “And the fourth season has a Bob’s Burgers tie-in, which is really bizarre.”
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FX has renewed animated favorite Archer for a fourth season. So far the show is averaging 2 million viewers per episode, up 32 percent from last year, and will be back for 13 more episodes.
Below, EW.com has an exclusive first look at Bryan Cranston’s guest star appearance in the show. Cranston’s voice is perfect for animation, and we’re excited to see The One Who Knocks coming to the Archer finale. The two-part closer starts March 15 and is set on an international space station. Cranston plays Commander Drake, a conscientious astronaut fighting to quell a mutiny in space — with a little help from Archer rocking a blue jumpsuit of course. Here’s a couple pics: READ FULL STORY
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