The hit animated spy comedy Archer was confirmed to be returning to Fox’s FX network, even as its fourth season wraps up on April 11 at 10pm, due to a fifth season being given the greenlight, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show will also be part of the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy contest.
Archer stars comedians H. Jon benjamin as Archer and Aisha Tyler as his ISIS partner/sometimes love interest Lana Kane, and is exec produced by Reed and Matt Thompson. The fourth season of the show saw a 44 percent year over year rating increase with adults 18 to 234, and 36 percent up with adults aged 18 to 49.
“Archer is one the very best comedy series on television,” says Nick Grad, EVP of original programming and development at FX. “Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and the incredible cast–H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, George Coe and Lucky Yates — are comedic geniuses. It is truly rewarding the way in which the audience and fans have embraced their work and that the ratings to continue to grow. The quality of Archer is undeniable.”