‘Archer’ Moving to FXX for Season 8 and Beyond

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Archer” is moving to FXX for its upcoming eighth season this spring. The animated series has been on sister network FX for the past seven seasons.

The move has been in the works for quite some time. Back in 2015, FX Networks announced that “Archer” would be moving to FXX for Season 7, but those plans were never put into action and the series remained on FX. Now, the company is finally making the shift.

The move to FXX comes after FX’s John Landgraf said last year that the cabler would be moving “really aggressively” into more animated series and short-form animated series.

“’Archer’ is an awesome addition to the growing slate of original comedies on FXX, where it will join ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ ‘Man Seeking Woman,’ and ‘You’re the Worst,'” said Chuck Saftler, president of program strategy and COO of FX Networks. “Adam Reed, Matt Thompson, and Floyd County continue to make one of the funniest shows on television and it’s great to see them earn the awards and acclaim that comes with one of the most loyal and avid fan bases in the industry.”

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‘Archer’ Creator Says Show Will End After Season 10

This past summer, “Archer” was renewed for a whopping three seasons, bringing it through Season 10. It will air on FXX for all of those seasons.

According to show creator Reed, the series will end after the tenth season, though that has not been officially confirmed by the network. “The plan is to end ‘Archer’ after Season 10,” he said earlier this year. “I don’t know that anybody has talked about that, but that is definitely my plan, is to do eight, nine, and 10 — and they’re gonna be each shorter seasons of just eight episodes — and then wind it up.”

“Archer,” a half-hour animated comedy that revolves around private eye Sterling Archer, was created by Reed and Floyd County Productions. Reed serves as executive producer with Matt Thompson. Voice actors include H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Reed, and Lucky Yates. FX Productions is behind the series.

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  1. Ken says:

    Yeah not the funniest comedy on TV maybe the funniest animated comedy and only 8 new episodes coming in 2017 being a very long waited series where it shouldn’t take that long if FXX isn’t ready for it then it should have been shown on good ole FX not make the viewers wait longer. This is NOT right and no longer worth watching it makes me laugh only 8 episodes after all this time keep your show like I said you lost me as a viewer and am sure there will be a big drop in viewership after this ill thought out over done comatose season.

  2. Stef Muoio says:

    So the series is getting shorter yet taking longer and longer to get produced and premiered. Forgive me for being less than enthused.

  3. Ken says:

    I will not be watching Archer, anymore a whole season (8) with him in a coma sounds terrible and probably will be also it should not take so long to make an animation season I am tired of waiting.

  4. Sterling Archer is not a “private eye” or private investigator. Sterling Archer is a secret agent in the ilk of the Man from U.N.C.L.E., the Avengers, or James Bond. This is stated clearly and repeatedly throughout the series.

    • Heyo, I think Archer made the switch from secret agent to private eye in the last two years or so. It was after his work as a cocaine distributor and CIA spook. I haven’t actually watched the series since the VICE year, so I can’t be more definitive than that.

  5. Sam says:

    What is the release date for s8?

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