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Several weeks into Archer‘s fourth season, FX has ordered a 13-episode fifth season of the animated comedy series, created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Prods. and executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson. The network also announced that  Archer will be submitted into the best comedy series Emmy category this year, a transition very few animated series, most recently Family Guy, have made. “Archer is one the very best comedy series on television,” FX’s Evp Nick Grad said. Season 4 of Archer wraps April 11. When notified of the season five pick-up, Reed said, “Thank God.” When Reed notified Thompson of the season five pick-up, Thompson replied, “Called it.” Archer has posted dramatic ratings growth every year. So far in 2013, Archer ranks as cable’s #2 series in delivery of Men 18-34 behind The Walking Dead, and it has ranked as television’s #1 program in that demo in the Thursday, »


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