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Archer season 8: creator Adam Reed talks Dreamland and beyond

Kirsten Howard Jun 2, 2017

As Archer's eighth season comes to a close, Adam Reed opens up about the inspiration behind Dreamland...

This article contains spoilers for Archer season 8.

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When Adam Reed first created Archer for FX eight years ago, it's unlikely he thought it would go on as long as it has, but the success of the show and its subsequent renewals have given Reed and co. the chance to make bold moves with their storytelling.

Sterling Archer has gone from spy, to drug runner, to dad, to detective, to coma patient over the better part of a decade, and its this last sticky situation that led to season 8 plunging Archer and the other suddenly-not-so-familiar characters of Reed's series into Dreamland, a 1940s noir fantasy world
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Amber Nash on Archer Season 8, Channeling Russell Crowe and Out of Place in La

  • TVfanatic
When Amber Nash started on Archer, she was practically an unknown in the industry.

Now she's a beloved voice actress who has set her sites on goals to get out from behind the facade of Archer's "Pam" Poovey.

Find out what might be up with Poovey during Archer Season 8, what Amber would do if her voice betrayed her and so much more as you read highlights from our interview below.

When I was at Nycc, everything was top secret, and we were all in the dark. They were even playing as if all the characters were going to be different, new names, etc. You're wearing pants, and nobody is calling you Pam. What's the biggest difference in your character this season?

I think you've got all the information that I think I can give away. She is going by Poovey. I can't even say "she" is going by Poovey
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Two new promos show off season 8 of Archer and its unique noir setting

  • JoBlo
Archer is probably one of my favorite shows at the moment. It's funny, action-packed, and even has a bit of heart.  And I've loved everything creator Adam Reed has done so far, including his previous shows Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo (of which Archer bears a more than a passing resemblance to Xander Crews from that show). One thing that has made the show so appealing is its... Read More...
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Archer, Season 6: Fxx’s animated spy comedy returns to its status quo

  • SoundOnSight
Archer: Season 6

Airs Thursdays at 10m Et on Fxx, starting January 8th

When it was first announced, Archer Vice, Aka the completely serialized fifth season of Archer, blew minds. The notion of a popular comedy ditching its usual episodic-with-bits-of-serialization format, changing the occupations of its entire cast, and completely changing the locale for an entire season was a radical one, though admittedly one totally in keeping with creator Adam Reed’s anarchic comic sensibility. The reality of actually watching Archer Vice was a little less exciting; the use of a season-long story sapped some of the series’ vitality and memorability, making for a frustrating week-to-week viewing experience.

It wasn’t a huge surprise, then, when Reed announced that Archer would “de-boot” back to its status quo for its sixth season. Indeed, season six opens with the status quo of the first four seasons completely restored – well, almost. In the
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The Televerse #158- Make-You-Watch-athon 3: Samurai Jack, Frisky Dingo, The Amazing Screw-On Head

  • SoundOnSight
It’s The Televerse’s third birthday, and once again, we’re celebrating with our annual Make-You-Watchathon, where the hosts choose a series to make the other(s) watch. This year, it’s an animation party, with all three Televerse cohosts participating and choosing animated series. First, however, it’s another more relaxed week in TV, as the summer series continue to wind down. We kick things off with the finale of Sytycd and some comedy talk, including the premiere of The League and the return of Gravity Falls, and then take a brief look at some genre (Doctor Who and Outlander) before diving in with the dramas, including the premiere of Boardwalk Empire and the finale of the uneven first season of The Leftovers. Afterward, we kick off the Make-You-Watchathon with Sean’s pick, Samurai Jack, before moving on to Simon’s, Frisky Dingo, and rounding out the segment with Kate’s pick,
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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Friday, July 25

10:00am - 11:00am - Cartoon Network: Uncle Grandpa & Clarence

Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from
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Cast of 'Archer' talks sex, drugs and season 5

  • Hitfix
(Cbr) FX’s animated spy comedy "Archer" has been a staple for the network since it first premiered in 2010. Now on the cusp of Season 5, the television show enters new territory as the International Secret Intelligence Service is dismantled and the former spies are now outside the law, attempting to unload kilos of drugs. At New York Comic Con, cast members Jessica Walter ("Arrested Development"), comedian Aisha Tyler, Lucky Yates, Amber Nash ("Frisky Dingo"), Judy Greer ("Arrested Development"), Chris Parnell ("Saturday Night Live") and H. Jon Benjamin ("Bob’s Burgers", "Home Movies") spoke with members of the press about the show...
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Life of spy: the return of Archer

The acerbic animated comedy that shows secret agents for what they really are: flash, self-centred jerks

Secret agents are, let's be honest, absolute bellends. Good-looking, talented and wealthy, they exist in a bubble of ego that allows them to embark on one-night stands, lay waste to cities with their gizmos, and generally act disreputably in the name of safeguarding our freedom. The only reason more people aren't wise to this reality is because our TV and film overlords manage, via judicious editing and expensive tailoring, to make spies look alluring rather than arselike.

At least, that was the case until Sterling Archer came along. The protagonist of Archer, the filthy and brilliant animated comedy which begins its fourth season in the UK this week, Sterling is an immensely gifted, immensely attractive secret agent. He's also monstrously irresponsible, a narcissist, womaniser and bully; the likely outcome, says the show's creator Adam Reed,
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Comic-Con 2013 Friday schedule: 'Game of Thrones', 'Walking Dead' among highlights

Though the even officially kicks off on Thursday, Friday is when Comic-Con normally shifts into high gear. The 2013 installment of the annual convention is no different, with several big ticket panels filling up the day.

Though the news was leaked early by series creator George R. R. Martin, "Game of Thrones" is on the scheduled as returning to the San Diego Comic-Con. It'll be joined by other TV standouts like "The Walking Dead," "Marvel's Agents of Shield," "Bones," "The Following," "Falling Skies," and a pilot screening and panel for "Almost Human."

As for movies, Sony and Screen Gems will have a two-hour panel that will include "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Robocop," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." "Veronica Mars," "Kick-Ass 2" and "Riddick" will also have a presence.

The full schedule is available at the Comic-Con website, but you can check out
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Archer Season Finale Review: Teotwawki in Sealab 2021

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After Frisky Dingo's brief Mr. Ford cameo, Adam Reed finally got to do his big crossover episode with Sealab 2021 during tonight's "Sea Tunt: Part 2."

So how did Jon Hamm do in filling the shoes as the voice of Captain Murphy?

Murphy, like many villains in the Archer-universe, was hardly the most dangerous man of the night. Even as the captain threatened to unload nerve gas missiles against the eastern seaboard, it was Randy Magnum and his 3.5 gallons of booze that really got in the way. That, and Krieger's cocaine-induced gun mods.

Hamm's Murphy, despite holding a knife to Lana's neck, certainly redeemed himself when it was revealed he merely had a psychotic breakdown, lacked any actual missiles... and even helped the Isis plan their escape Sea Lab.

But, honestly, Hamm never quite captured the ridiculousness that was the real Captain Murphy. Nor did he really sound like himself.
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Archer: 5 Reasons It’s The Best Animated Series On TV

If your friends are weak at the knees for Two And A Half Men, or earwaxing lyrical about what happened on American Idol last week, there’s a quickfire remedy available sans syringe, chloroform, or having to spend months finding new friends: turn them on to FX’s highest quality offering, Archer.

Maybe it’s just that you miss Arrested Development. Maybe you’ve come to the realization that there hasn’t been any quotable dialogue produced by The Simpsons in more than a decade. Perhaps in an age of high unemployment and over-qualification across dozens of crowded industries, you’re looking for something to fill that hole in your doughnut . . . alright, that was heavy. Probably not that one. Maybe you just need something to knock off half an hour while you’re waiting for the bus or something. If so, this is the best way to spend any half
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Archer Review: “Midnight Ron” (Season 4, Episode 4)

After “Midnight Ron,” I’m wondering if maybe I was being a bit hasty in my judgment of Archer’s newly minted step-father, Ron. Prior to this week’s episode, we hardly knew him. To us, he was, as Malory put it, “the most boringest man alive” (but not quite in those words).

With this episode, however, Reed once again masterfully brings a new character completely into the fold, initiating him as just another one of the gang, so to speak. Ron might only be Archer’s step-father, but “Midnight Ron” shows he’s closer to his step-son than either of them (or Malory, especially) would like to admit.

Archer’s rapid-fire references still fly as far over Ron’s head as Archer did from his trunk, yet there is one thing they found to bond over: doing things they know will just stick in Malory’s craw (phrasing!). My
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‘Justified’ Season 4 Debuts New Trailer; ‘Archer’ Gets a Premiere Date

  • Screen Rant
Along with AMC, FX has spent the last few years reinforcing the notion that some of the most mature and narratively interesting television can be found on basic cable. Among the most popular and critically acclaimed of these offerings is Justified, the tale of a Us Marshall with a gunslinger’s ethos sent to his rural childhood home. On the other end of the spectrum is the spy parody Archer, a deliriously over-the-top animated comedy from the same demented minds that created the cult favorite Frisky Dingo. Both shows are headed into their fourth seasons in 2013.

Those chomping at the bit for the return of Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) have reason to rejoice: Not only has FX announced solid premiere dates for Justified and Archer, the network has released a trailer for Justified season 4 that ...

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‘Archer’ Panel Destroys Indigo Ballroom at Comic-Con With Laugh Riot

FX gave San Diego Comic-Con one mean trick and a whole lotta treats at their Archer panel, but everyone left with their cheeks sore from laughing. A warning to the light-hearted readers, this write-up contains a large amount of vulgarity.

The one trick was an exclusive clip of Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) about to hanglide off the edge of a massive canyon, speaking to the Comic-Con crowd and insulting them for the vast amount of virgins in the house. The clip also showed Archer willing to speak freely about Season 4 spoilers and all that’s happened since the Season 3 finale that occurred in space. But because Archer was high atop a windy canyon, with his spirit animal (a bald eagle) the gusts of wind were so strong that none of the juicy details could be heard.

Editor’S Pick: Beware of H. Jon Benjamin Lurking in Your Elevator

“Goddammit, this shit is hurting my face…
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Comic-Con 2012: Schedule of Headliners

  • ScifiMafia
The Comic-Con 2012 schedule has now been released in full, and barring any major updates, is set. The blessing and curse of being an attendee is deciding which panels/autograph sessions/special events to attend, when they conflict. And they always do.

For you to see for yourself, below are what we are calling the “headliner” panels; those panels that are taking place in Hall H, Ballroom 20, Room 6Bdf, and the just-next-door Hilton Indigo Ballroom, the four major venues for panels. There are descriptions of each panel as well as the show(s) and/or movie(s) they are there to discuss.

See how many conflicts you might have, or how you might arrange time and space to somehow attend these plus spend every day in the vendors’ Exhibit Hall and chasing zombies in the nearby The Walking Dead Escape. By the way, if you figure that out, Please let us know.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Preview Night and Thursday Schedule

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Preview Night and Thursday Schedule
Comic-Con International has released the full schedules for Preview Night, Wednesday, July 11, and the first full day at the Con, Thursday, July 12. We have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related events right here. You can also clickHere for the entire schedule, including comic book events.

Wednesday, July 11 - Preview Night

6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012-13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult.

666 Park Avenue

At 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours...for a price. Lost's Terry O'Quinn and Desperate Housewives' Vanessa Williams headline this scary, seductive drama from Alloy Entertainment as the owners of a Manhattan apartment building who recruit an idealistic young couple
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All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty shares his spirit animal

  • Pop2it
Zap2it caught up with All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty recently to ask him not about his band's new album, but important stuff like his favorite word ("Dude") and his spirit animal ("A chippy"?).

The All-American Rejects' new album, "Kids In The Street," was released in March and features the new single "Beekeeper's Daughter." The band is currently preparing for a run of East Coast dates in the U.S. before heading overseas for a U.K. tour supporting Blink-182. Luckily, Kennerty (above right) wasn't too busy to indulge our list of burning questions.

Below, his gracious answers:

What is your current computer desktop picture?

The big smiling head of Killface from "Frisky Dingo" (show on Adult Swim).

 

What's a saying you say a lot?

F*****' A!

What is your favorite word?

Dude.

What would you want to be written on your tombstone?

My name.

What's a song that
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Archer 3.09 "Bloody Ferlin" Review - A Justified Approach

  • TVovermind.com
Archer 3.09 "Bloody Ferlin" Review - A Justified Approach

Archer drives along with its latest from season 3, or technically season 3.5 with "Bloody Ferlin," as Archer accompanies Ray Gillette to his hometown of West Virginia to rescue his brother Randy (Jack McBrayer) from a corrupt sheriff . It's a bit of a bumpy road getting there, but ultimately "Bloody Ferlin" makes for some good laughs.

I almost feel like a broken record saying this, but it’s a real bummer that I wasn’t around to cover last week’s Archer “Lo Scandalo.” That was exactly the kind of Archer episode that deviates from the standard formula, but with enough callbacks to make for a truly engaging story that brings the depths of the Archer family depravity to new heights. Tonight’s clear nod to Justified with “Bloody Ferlin” was by no means a weak episode in its own right, but still a
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Archer 3.07 "Drift Problem" Review - My Mother, The Car

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Archer 3.07 "Drift Problem" Review - My Mother, The Car

Archer drives along with its latest from season 3, or technically season 3.5 with "Drift Problem," as a spy car given as a gift for Archer's birthday winds up stolen, sending the Isis agent on a rampage to see it returned. More or less, we liked his last rampage better.

Given how much I unexpectedly liked last week’s “Skytanic” sequel of sorts, the madcap “The Limited,” it wasn’t surprising that the next week might be something of a letdown. I’m not usually a tremendous fan of Archer, but I like the way the series rewards long-time viewers with an endless barrage of joke callbacks, which “The Limited” did very well. “Drift Problem” by no means attempted to piggyback on that success, but it wasn’t fresh or nostalgic enough to really win in either direction.

Interestingly, “Drift Problem” wasn
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Archer 3.04 "The Man From Jupiter" Season Premiere Review

Archer 3.04 "The Man From Jupiter" Season Premiere Review

Archer spies out its season 3 premiere, or technically season 3.5 premiere with "The Man From Jupiter," as Burt Reynolds lends some star power in dating Sterling's mother Malory and generally distracting from the Cuban hit squad sent to kill the world's greatest secret agent. Thankfully Archer fans had "Heart of Archness" to tide them over through the Fall, but "The Man From Jupiter" makes for a fine return to form.

Like most series, it took me a good while to get into Archer. I never paid much attention prior to the current season, and it wasn’t until a learned, yet cynical friend of mine raved about the series that I even thought to give it an honest look. Perhaps I’d been feeling a bit of H. Jon Benjamin fatigue, and lord knows I have to dislike something too many people praise,
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