The Americans

FX has given a third-season pickup to “The Americans,” the Cold War spy drama that has become a stylish signature series for the cabler.

“We are so delighted and grateful to continue telling the stories of these characters,” said Joel Fields, who exec produces the 1980s-set drama with Joe Weisbergand Graham Yost, adding that FX execs “John Landgraf, Eric Schrier, Nick Grad, and the entire team at FX have been remarkable supporters and creative partners for the show –- and we are blessed to have Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, and an awesome ensemble who bring it all so brilliantly to life.”

AFI named the show one of its Programs of the Year for 2013. It also earned two Emmy nominations, four Broadcast Television Journalist Association award nominations, seven TCA Award nominations, and a Writers Guild Award nomination for new series.

“We’re also truly excited to continue our collaboration with our lead studio, FTVS, led by David Madden,” added Weisberg. “And we’re so grateful to our incredible production team led by Dan Sackheim and Mary Rae Thewlis, our producing partners Graham Yost, and Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey at Amblin TV. Seriously, if the Soviet Union had this level of support from its allies, the Cold War might have turned out differently.”

“Americans” at present is halfway through airing its second season. Series hails from Amblin TV, FX Prods. and Fox TV Studios.

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