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'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)

FX Renews 'Archer' for a Fifth Season

The FX network announced today that it's ordered a fifth season of its critically-acclaimed animated spy comedy Archer, one of TV's smartest and funniest shows. The show, created by Adam Reed and boasting a voice cast that includes Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, and Jessica Walter, is currently in the midst of its fourth season, which has been earning record ratings and experiencing big gains over the previous one. There are currently seven episodes remaining in Archer's current season, which concludes April 11th. Like the last couple seasons of the show, the new fifth season will consist of 13 episodes. No premiere date is set, but [...]

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 [...]

'Arrested Development's Judy Greer Is Writing a Book

Actress Judy Greer, whom you know from Arrested Development, Archer, The Descendants, and a million other things, just signed a deal with publisher Doubleday to write her first book, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Entitled I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, the book is a humorous collection of essays tracing Greer's life from her childhood in the Midwest to her career as a prominent supporting actress in TV and film. She can next be seen reprising her role of Kitty Sanchez in the new season of Arrested Development on Netflix and appearing in the remake of Carrie, and she continues to voice Cheryl [...]

'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. [...]

Not Much Happened In 'Archer's Fourth Season, and That's Okay

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 [...]