TV News: Ratings, Archer, Sherlock

The strongest comedy on television right now, FX’s darkly comic and deliciously dirty adult spy satire “Archer” returns for its third full season starting January 19th at 10pm.

Now FX has released a bunch of new stills along with five new promos for the season which you can get a glimpse of below. A DVD of the second season and Blu-ray sets for the first two seasons are scheduled for release next Tuesday.

FOX’s “Terra Nova” finished its first season run this past week with 7.2 million viewers and a 2.2 rating, not a definitive number either way to indicate whether another season will be given the green light.

Over on Showtime “Dexter” closed out its sixth season with 2.2 million viewers, slightly down on the 2.5 million viewers for last year’s finale but was the show’s best rated episode of the season. It has already been renewed for two more years.

Showtime’s new series “Homeland” closed its run with a solid 1.7 million viewers, a series high and Showtime’s best-ever numbers for a freshman finale. The network has already renewed the series for a second season. [Source: E! Online]