Archer renewed for fifth season

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Animated spy series Archer has been renewed for a fifth season by American network FX.

Another series of the show has been ordered which will consist of a total of 13 new episodes.

FX’s vice president of original programming and development Nick Grad, said in a statement: “Archer is one of the very best comedy series on television.

“Andy Reed, Matt Thompson and the incredible cast – H Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, George Coe and Lucky Yates – are comedic geniuses.

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“It is truly rewarding the way in which the audience and fans have embraced their work and that the ratings continue to grow. The quality of Archer is undeniable.”

And it seems the programme is popular with critics as well as fans – FX has announced the show will be entered into the Outstanding Comedy Series category at the Primetime Emmy Awards this year.

The two part season finale of series four will air on April 4 and 11.

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