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Adam Reed Says 'Archer' Will Drop the Name "ISIS" Next Season

Not only will FX's Archer "unreboot" next season, but according to creator Adam Reed, the series will also drop spy organization name ISIS — short for International Secret Intelligence Service — from the show going forward. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson explained why they decided to "quietly" erase ISIS from the Archer universe rather than address it on the show:

"We were waiting for it to go away—at least I was. Back in Season 5, FX said, ‘This might be a thing,’ and I thought, ‘Maybe it won’t be? Maybe it’ll be the mole that I’m gonna ignore and nothing [...]

'Archer' Season 5 Ditches Espionage for the Better

The best thing about Archer being an animated show is that anything is possible. We've seen the ISIS gang travel across the world, fight pirates in space, and adventure beneath the sea. It makes sense, then, that for the new season Adam Reed would create a premise in which he could continue being outrageous and stretch the limits of his illustrated imaginations.

After four seasons of spy hijinks, the writers "got bored" and created drastic change for their characters. The once respected super-spies have been operating without the consent of the government (and betrayed the government, but hey, as Sterling Archer says, "Potato, patreason") and are turning to drug dealing [...]

Watch a Trailer for 'Chozen,' FX's New Animated Show from the 'Eastbound & Down' and 'Archer' Teams

Here's the brand new trailer for Chozen, FX's newest comedy. It's an animated series from Eastbound & Down creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill and Archer creator Adam Reed. The show, following a gay rapper who just got out of prison, was created by former Eastbound writers' assistant Grant Dekernion and it features the voice cast of Bobby Moynihan (in the lead role of Chozen), Michael Peña, Method Man, Hannibal Buress, Kathryn Hahn, and Nick Swardson.

Comedy Central Will Air 'Archer' Reruns Starting Next Year

There's going to be a lot more Archer on TV in 2015. Comedy Central has obtained off-network syndication rights to the FX series and will start airing reruns of it in May 2015, Deadline reports. Comedy Central previously signed a similar deal to air reruns of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Archer reruns will also be airing on FX's sister channel FXX, who has exclusive rights to reairing the show after midnight while Comedy Central has rights to airing it before midnight. By this time next year, Archer will be airing on three different networks: FXX, Comedy Central, and FX, who recently ordered two more seasons [...]

Talking to Adam Reed about 'Archer', 'Sealab 2021' and Working with Kenny Loggins

Adam Reed is not one for complacency. As one of the creative minds behind the classic Sealab 2021 and the vastly underappreciated Frisky Dingo, Reed fueled both his Adult Swim series with an inexhaustible supply of batshit unpredictability. Sealab was the kind of show that could easily devote an entire episode to a man trapped under a vending machine, while Frisky Dingo seamlessly went from a superhero spoof in its first season to a political farce in its second.

Reed is once again shaking things up, this time on his popular FX espionage comedy Archer. The show – which premieres its fifth season tonight at 10pm – could [...]

Archer Creator Discusses Every Episode in Detail

Did you ever want to know anything and everything about Archer? Well, AVClub has an episode-by-episode interview with Archer creator Adam Reed and it’s pretty exhaustive and hilarious and great. If this interview were an archer it would be bullseyes all day.

Adam Reed Says 'Archer' Will "Unreboot" for Next Season

The latest season of Archer transformed the animated espionage show into a tale of cocaine dealers, but according to show creator Adam Reed, the sixth season will go back to the old Archer premise. "I think this next season we will sort of unreboot, or whatever — deboot, and get back to the basics of some spy missions," Reed told EW. Next season won't be totally the same, though: "Lana's going to have a baby, so I see some funny things with getting her co-workers to babysit," Reed said. "I wrote this down the other day: 'Somebody walks in on Pam chewing up Vienna sausages and then [...]

The New Season of 'Archer' Is About Archer and Company Being Cocaine Dealers, Not Spies

Archer creator Adam Reed has a radical departure planned for the upcoming fifth season of the animated FX comedy. In an interview with Uproxx, one of the show's producers, Matt Thompson, reveals that the new season, which debuts January 13th, will find Archer and his ISIS cohorts leaving spying behind to become cocaine dealers in a new city. Here's how Thompson explained the big change:

That came about frankly because Adam got bored. He is the sole writer of the show and he felt like he was spinning his wheels at some point … You’re going to see in the very first episode of this season that all these years that [...]