‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a new recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined.
“[Bottles episodes are] the sad little stepchild whose allowance is docked in order to buy big brother a new pair of sneaks.” This is what the executive producer and director from The Shield, Scott Brazil, had to say about the restrictive type of television episode that a large amount of shows have adopted at one point or another.
Bottle episodes are an interesting phenomenon, having been present since the early days of television, and are hardly [...]
FX and FXX's new and returning comedies now have official premiere dates. HitFix reports that the sixth season of Archer will premiere on FX Thursday, January 8th at 10:00pm, while It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will kick off its tenth season on FXX Wednesday, January 14th at 10:00pm. Following the It's Always Sunny premiere is the series premiere of Simon Rich's new show Man Seeking Woman starring Jay Baruchel, Eric Andre, Britt Lower, and Maya Erskine.
Check out some sneak peeks of the new seasons of Archer and It's Always Sunny below:
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 [...]
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 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 [...]