FX renews Archer for season four
Good news for fans of FX's animated, oft-surreal spy comedy Archer: The network has picked up the show for a 13-episode fourth season, which comes on the heels of one of the best episodes in the show's history. The show is up across the board in the ratings this season, delivering gains of 44 percent for viewers 18-49 and 32 percent for viewers of all ages. FX also announced a production deal with Archer executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson for their production company Floyd County. The deal will likely lead to more seasons of Archer (which will almost certainly run seven or eight seasons at this point, to get it to the number of episodes that would allow FX to resell cable syndication rights), but it should also lead to more series from the company. No word yet on whether the network will again schedule the show's season to run in two disparate chunks, as it did for season three.