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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's Fifth Season Went Delightfully Off Track with 'Archer: Vice'

When Archer got an early renewal for not one, but two more seasons last month, I felt conflicted. Yes, it is currently one of the best comedies on television and more episodes are deserved. But the worrier in me immediately panicked. Two more seasons? How can the show possibly keep being as good? How can the writers keep thinking up new scenarios and, more importantly, new jokes? What if this renewal is just an entry into a slow death rattle? However, now that I've had the time to reflect on the entirety of season five, I'm no longer worried.

Archer: Vice was a huge turning point for the series, [...]

What's on TV This Week: Season Premieres for 'Archer', 'Kroll Show', and 'Chozen'

The second week of 2014 will be an eventful one in the world of TV comedy. Archer and Kroll Show both return with new seasons this week. Kroll Show's star-studded second season, featuring guest appearances from folks like Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, Chelsea Peretti, and Amy Poehler, debuts tomorrow, while Archer's fifth season sees the show turn all the main characters from spies to cocaine dealers in Latin America.

Archer will be followed by the series premiere of Chozen, a new animated comedy from the producers of Eastbound & Down and Archer, about a gay rapper voiced by SNL's Bobby Moynihan. On top of that, Saturday Night Live returns [...]

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 [...]

Archer Finally Stars In His Own 'Top Gun' Music Video

The Archer folks are hosting as a panel at the New York Comic Con this weekend, and as a special comic con treat, they've made this awesome version of the "Danger Zone" music video from Top Gun. It just feels right. (H/T Uproxx)

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 [...]

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 [...]

'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 [...]

This 'Archer' Training Video Will Warn You Against the Dangers of Ninjas

Here's the latest ISIS training video from Archer, which serves as a reminder that ninjas are super dangerous and also as a reminder that Archer comes back for Season 5 on January 13th.

Talking to Jon Benjamin About 'Bob's Burgers', Voicing Animated Characters and Crying in the Shower

Bob Belcher and his restaurant may be cursed with an unlucky streak, but even before the fourth season premieres this Sunday, Fox has already renewd Bob's Burgers for a fifth. While portraying a dysfunctional, blue-collar family struggling to stay afloat, the show has successfully challenged Seth MacFarlane's hegemony in the world of animated primetime comedy while attracting a growing fanbase. While the Belcher family continues to struggle, Bob's Burgers continues to grow.

Jon Benjamin, the voice behind  protagonist Bob Belcher, has been lauded for his hilarously gruff dead pan which has brought to life many animated leading men such as Sterling Archer in FX's [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Parks and Rec' and 'Archer' End Their Seasons

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-We reviewed the latest seasons of Parks and Recreation and Archer, both of which wrapped up this week.

-Will Hines gave a strong defense of the practical implications of improv.

-We reviewed Brett Gelman's new Adult Swim specialDinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends.

 -We took a look at Rick and Morty, Bob's Burgers, and American Dad!, three cartoons in three different stages of life.

-Time magazine unveiled this year's list of the 100 most influential people, and Key and Peele made the cut.

-USA uploaded the pilot to Lennon Parham [...]

'Archer' Renewed by FX for Seasons 6 and 7

Good news for Archer fans. Deadline reports that FX has renewed the animated series for two more 13-episode seasons along with a possibility of going into syndication as well. "Archer is one of the best comedies on television and has played a significant role in the growth of the FX comedy brand," said a rep from FX in a statement. "We're grateful to Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and their team at Floyd County, and also our incredible voice cast, and are looking forward to supporting their work for at least two more seasons." Archer — now called Archer Vicecompletely changed its theme and main storyline [...]

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 [...]

FX Sets Premiere Dates for 'Archer' and 'Chozen'

FX has set January premiere dates for Archer and Danny McBride's new animated sitcom Chozen. The two will air in an animation block on Monday nights at 10 PM, starting January 13. Meanwhile, at the fledgling FXX, the recently announced Ali G: Rezurection will be paired with the second season of Jim Jefferies' Legit in February.

Chozen, which was originally scheduled to air on FXX, is about a gay white rapper named Chozen who has just been released from prison. It's executive produced by Archer creator Adam Reed and Eastbound & Down producers Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody Hill, and includes voices from McBride, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and more. [...]