Bumbling or not, Sterling Archer and his friends usually get something done.
For Archer Season 7, they were no longer in the spy game, but working at The Figgis Agency as private dicks.
Did much change? Um...no. In fact, the hit animated comedy series has been renewed for three more seasons, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.
Archer will return for an eight-episode Season 8 in early 2017, followed by two additional eight-episode seasons.
“We can’t say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons,” said Grad.
“The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in Archer’s legendary exploits and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and colleagues at Floyd County.”
The Figgis Agency presented all new challenges for the former spies in Season 7, the most difficult of which might have been the move to Los Angeles.
Every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud was actually just another excuse for the staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain.
The season opened with a How to Get Away with Murder type scene of Sterling Archer (I think) floating face down (thus the "I think") in a movie star's swimming pool.
Well, spoiler alert. I have some episodes on my DVR. I never saw the end. This renewal gives me a pretty good picture of what I'm riding into!
Who could have possibly guessed Archer would live through yet another impossible scenario?
Oh, yeah. Everyone! It's what he does. It's what makes him and his comrades so funny half the time.
The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled and incredibly vain private eye Sterling Archer and the incredibly busy Aisha Tyler as Archer’s fellow detective and on-again-off-again girlfriend, Lana Kane.
Jessica Walter stars as Archer’s domineering mother and former spy agency director, Malory Archer, while Chris Parnell is the agency owner and lead investigator Cyril Figgis (the name doesn't get him as many rewards as it might suggest).
Judy Greer dominates as the agency’s loquacious, dingbat secretary, Cheryl, and Amber Nash nails it as the gruff but lovable muscle, Pam Poovey.
Finally, superstar series writer/creator Adam Reed stars as the gay voice of reason, Ray Gillette, and Lucky Yates appears as the firm’s possibly mad scientist/possible clone of himself, Krieger.
If you haven't watched Archer, you have a long time to catch up. The pop culture references alone will have you in stitches.
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