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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, [...]

Does FX's 'Fargo' Keep the Original's Darkness While Losing the Comedy?

Many words have been written this week about Tuesday’s premiere of the FX eponymous miniseries adaptation of Fargo, particularly in regards to its faithfulness to the classic and nearly universally adored Coen Brothers original. Critics seem to agree that the show, with the Coen Brothers blessing represented in the form of an Executive Producer credit, is faithful in setting and in certain character similarities to the film, but it is mostly not attempting to be an adaptation at all. Rather, it is its own set of stories that take place in the same snow-covered, “you betcha” oeuvre and the various criminals — hapless to exacting — that inhabit and pass [...]

'The Simpsons' Will Launch on FXX with a 12-Day Marathon

FX's sister site FXX has already announced that they've acquired rights to seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons to air this August, and according to Variety, today the network announced that they'll be kicking off the show's cable debut with a 12-day Simpsons marathon in what FX's chief executive Jon Landgraf is calling "the longest continuous marathon in the history of television." FX is also expected to debut an accompanying Simpsons app in the coming weeks that will be distinct from their FXNow mobile streaming app already in place. Execs reportedly suggested the name "Simpsons World" for the app, though the official name has not yet been confirmed [...]

Here's the First 7 Minutes of FX's 'Fargo'

Fargo, FX's new anthology series loosely based on the 1996 Coen Brothers crime-comedy-drama of the same name, premieres on April 15th, and the network released the first seven minutes of the first episode online. Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman pop up in this excerpt from the show, but there's no signs of comedy people like Bob Odenkirk, Key & Peele, Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton, who also have roles in the show. We're just gonna have to wait a couple weeks to see them in Fargo and to find out what the deal with that washing machine is.

Eric Andre to Star Alongside Jay Baruchel in FX's 'Man Seeking Woman'

Eric Andre has been cast as the sidekick on Man Seeking Woman, a new FX pilot starring Jay Baruchel and created by SNL alum Simon Rich, TV Line reports. Based on Rich's book The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Man Seeking Woman follows Josh, a naive guy (Baruchel) frightened to reenter the dating scene after being dumped.  Andre will play Josh's confident best friend, Mike. Britt Lower (Big Lake) and Maya Erskine (Betas) have also joined the cast as Josh's sister and ex-girlfriend, respectively.

Eric Andre is the host of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, which was recently renewed for a third season. His last regular sitcom [...]

Louis C.K. Ponders Life and Death in a New 'Louie' Clip

Here's a very life-and-death-themed peek at the upcoming season of Louie, where C.K. is punched, gets some neck pain, loses his ability to walk, and is dismissed by his doctor for his unexciting ailments.

Here's a New Promo for Season 4 of 'Louie'

Here's a promo for the newest season of FX's Louie, which premieres on May 5th after a two-year hiatus. Click through to watch the past two promos for the series.

Talking to W. Kamau Bell About Standup, 'Totally Biased', and Diversity in Late Night

Long established on the San Francisco comedy scene, W. Kamau Bell was relatively unknown nationally when he began hosting Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell on FX in 2012. But following the internet outrage over the show’s cancellation this past November, Bell and Totally Biased received more critical attention, posthumously praising the show for its unique blend of humor and socio-political commentary.

Now, Bell is full steam ahead with his "Oh Everything!" tour, which will include doing standup at the Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival July 25-28, a comedy cruise put on by Jesse Thorn’s podcast and radio organization Maximum Fun. Before that, he’ll be in [...]

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 [...]

FX Orders Billy Crystal/Josh Gad Pilot 'The Comedians' to Series, Will Debut in 2015

Cable network FX announced today that they've ordered the pilot The Comedians to series. Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, The Comedians is based on the Swedish show of the same name and was ordered to pilot by FX last summer. The American adaptation is being written by Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat), Matt Nix (Burn Notice, The Good Guys), and Ben Wexler (Community, Michael J. Fox Show), and it follows a well-known veteran comedian (Crystal) working on a late night sketch show with an edgy young comedian (Gad). Stephnie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson play supporting roles. The series, which has been given a 13-episode order, will be shot [...]

Louis C.K. Visits the Doctor in a New 'Louie' Sneak Peek

In case the three previous and very mysterious promos weren't enough, here's a peek at the new season of Louie, where C.K. pays his doctor a visit to complain about back pain and gets a pretty basic diagnosis.

Billy Crystal Is Reviving His 'SNL' Characters on FX Show 'The Comedians'

If you've been clamoring for an encore performance of Billy Crystal's SNL characters from the mid-'80s, your dreams are about to come true. FX's upcoming Billy Crystal/Josh Gad show The Comedians — which follows a veteran comedian (Crystal) working on a late night talk show with an edgy young comedian (Gad) — is set to premiere in summer 2015, and according to Page Six, Crystal is bringing some of his SNL work with him to the new show.

"I grew up watching SNL religiously, so seeing [Crystal] re-create some of his characters on this show and doing some of that stuff is a dream come true," [...]

FXX Orders a Show Starring Tracy Morgan and Created by the 'Always Sunny' Guys

According to Deadline, FX's sister network FXX has given a straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy series starring SNL and 30 Rock alum Tracy Morgan. The series comes from the production company of Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Luvh Rakhe and was spawned out of a recent FX pilot order from Rob Long and Tad Safran called Death Pact. Deadline reports that there has been no formal pass on Death Pact, but news of an entirely new show starring Morgan suggests the pilot is no more. No plot details for the FXX series have been released, but the series is scheduled to premiere [...]

FX and UK's Sky Broadcasting Group Team Up to Develop Comedies

England's Sky Broadcasting Group and US cable network FX announced a deal today to develop shows together. The two-year agreement will find whatever shows result from it airing on Sky1 or Sky Atlantic in the UK and on FX or FXX in the US.

"The goal is to create new shows that will sit alongside series such as Sky’s A Touch of Cloth and Alan Partridge’s Mid-Morning Matters and FX Networks’ Louie and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," Sky Broadcasting said. "Homegrown Sky shows that have previously been [aired] on U.S. networks include An Idiot Abroad, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Spy, Moone Boy and Doll and Em." HBO and the BBC have similarly worked in the past to co-produce [...]