FX Takes Aim With Fourth Season Of 'Archer'

FX announced has renewed animated comedy Archer for a fourth season.

The network ordered 13 episodes for the series' fourth season. Archer, currently in its third season, is up 62% among persons 18 to 34 (1.03 million) from season two, 44% with persons 18 to 49 (1.58 million), and 32% in total viewers (2.0 million). The season finale airs March 22.

"It was an easy decision to order more Archer," FX executive vice president of original programming Nick Grad said. "Adam, Matt, 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."

The series producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson also agreed to an overall production deal with FX Productions for two years, with an option for an additional two. That will keep Reed and Thompson with FXP for any additional seasons of Archer and any new projects they develop. The overall pact also includes Reed and Thompson's animation studio, Floyd County Productions, to continue as animators on Archer, along with the network's other animated series Unsupervised, and any new animated series produced by FX Productions or developed by FX.

Reed added, "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."