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. [...]
Sometimes it's easy to forget that Archer is a sitcom. It's visually distinct, endearingly profane, and cartoonishly violent, but at heart it's basically The Office — with all of the romantic tension, misplaced egotism, and work-related incompetence that comparison implies.
The fourth season, which wrapped up with last night's finale, ostensibly was as globe-hopping and dynamic as the previous three, but the writers seemed to fall back on established habits more often than not this year. Multiple episodes featured H. Jon Benjamin's arrogant title character goofing around while Lana (Aisha Tyler) tried to stick to the mission, Lana and Cyril (Chris Parnell) were dating again for a while, multiple missions [...]
Archer is the best workplace sitcom on television. I suppose it's a decent spy-parody, too.
The FX animated show, pitched as "James Bond meets Arrested Development" by creator Adam Reed, enters its fourth season tonight, looking for new places to go after the third season began with a three-part pirate adventure, detoured to missions around the globe, and closed with a two-part mission in space reminiscent of James Bond in Moonraker. But all of the spy-aesthetics are secondary to the running jokes and squabbling character dynamics that make the show much more Arrested Development in nature (not to mention Jessica Walter's warped maternal dynamic with H. Jon Benjamin's titular [...]
This is real! H. Jon Benjamin told Entertainment Weekly: “[Archer creator Adam Reed] really likes Bob’s Burgers. And the fourth season has a Bob’s Burgers tie-in, which is really bizarre.” First, join the club, Adam. Second, aaaaaaaaah! And it won't be like a little cameo, it's a full episode built around Bob's Burgers. Benjamin continued:
“It’s like a Bourne Identity-type plotline. It starts off with Archer as Bob, making hamburgers, but he doesn’t know that he’s Archer. He’s at the restaurant and these, like, I think Russian thugs come in, and Bob dispatches them expertly. And then he’s like, What just happened? How did I do that? So he has to try to figure out why he’s [...]
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.