/// FX Says “Da” to a Second Season of The Americans
Four weeks into its primary run, FX’s ‘80s spy drama The Americans is getting its visa renewed for another season. FX on Thursday confirmed that it has picked up the show for a 13-episode second season. In the meantime, nine new episodes remain in the current order, with the season finale slated for Wednesday, May 1. (That’s May Day to you, comrade.) “ The Americans has quickly established itself as a key part of our acclaimed drama line-up,” said John Landgraf, president/gm of FX, by way of announcing the renewal. “The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.” This is a particularly early renewal for an FX series, as Landgraf tends to hedge his bets on a yea or nay decision until he’s had a chance to analyze several weeks of Nielsen ratings data. But the available data arguably made a pickup a mere formality. Executive produced by a collective that includes former CIA agent and author Joe Weisberg and Justified creator Graham Yost, The Americans bowed Jan.
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FX Says “Da” to a Second Season of The Americans