Currently in the middle of airing its second season, FX has given the renewal order for its 1980s Cold War spy drama “The Americans”. The 13-episode third season will go to air early next year.
The renewal for the Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys-led series is no surprise following FX CEO John Landgraf’s comments last week during the cable channel’s upfront presentation in New York.
Though not the ratings hit of similarly acclaimed drama shows on the network like “Justified,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “American Horror Story”, it is one of the most time-shifted series on cable.
The second season premiere scored 1.9 million viewers in overnight ratings, a figure that jumped to 3.3 million viewers after three days of DVR use was factors in. It also has scored a lot of both critical acclaim and awards nominations.
The renewal comes as FX faces a sea change of shows with the departure of both “Sons of Anarchy” and “Justified” in late 2014/early 2015 respectively with new shows like “The Strain” and “Tyrant” hoping to fill the gap.
Source: The Live Feed