FX To Ring Bell on New Boxing-Themed Series in January

Fx in January will debut its newest scripted series Lights Out, as well as return its animated comedy series Archer for a second season.
Lights Out, starring Holt McCallany (CSI: Miami) as a former heavyweight boxing champion trying to make a life for himself after retiring from the ring, will debut Jan. 11. Warren Leight (In Treatment, Law & Order Criminal Intent), will executively produce the series, which also stars Catherine McCormack (Braveheart), Pablo Schreiber (The Wire) and Stacy Keach (Fat City).
Archer, which revolves around a spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees, will begin its second season Jan. 27, according to the network. The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin (as Sterling Archer); Aisha Tyler; Jessica Walter; and Chris Parnell.

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