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Question: What's your take on the new FX drama The Americans? I'm sort of cautiously optimistic because I love several FX shows, but this one didn't grab me like Justified and the others have. I thought there was way too much action before I got any sort of character development — it drove me nuts to have to follow the opening sequence for so long without any context. I also found myself fascinated by the next-door neighbor/FBI agent (what is the story with his undercover assignment?!) and less so by Phillip (the husband), but Elizabeth (the wife) left me sort of cold. I hope it improves with more episodes. — Amy
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Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys
Felicity as Mata Hari? The mind reels. And yet there's Keri Russell, once America's sweetheart on The WB, bewigged and brazenly seducing classified secrets out of a Department of Justice stooge in the opening minutes of FX's engrossing spies-among-us drama The Americans (Wednesday, 10/9c).
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
On FX's new drama The Americans, two Russian spies move to the United States, start a family and spy on — you guessed it — America. Welcome to the height of the Cold War, an era when Americans lived in constant fear that the Russians could get the upper hand. The cleverness of The Americans is that the show actually gets you rooting for the bad guys. That's because, deep down, the series is a family drama — this just isn't your conventional family...
In FX's new Cold War-era spy drama The Americans, viewers may actually find themselves rooting for... the Russians. At least that's what producers hope for.
FX reveals premiere date for The Americans
The Americans stars Felicity's Keri Russell and Brothers & Sisters' Matthew Rhys as married KGB sleeper agents stationed in Washington, D.C., whose entire lives in America have been carefully crafted — even down to the two children they have together — in order to protect their true identities. Despite their shady dealings and ultimate goals to topple the American government, viewers may find themselves sympathizing with the couple since, at its core, the show is a family drama.
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Margo Martindale is spying a return to the cable network that brought her Emmy gold.
The 61-year-old actress, who won an Emmy for her role on Justified's second season, has joined FX's upcoming series The Americans.
Starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, the '80s-set spy series follows ...
FX's new drama The Americans will premiere on Wednesday, January 30 at 10/9c, the network announced Tuesday.
Starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, The Americans follows two undercover KGB spies posing as a married couple in Washington, D.C., during the Cold War.
FX has ordered 13 episodes of The Americans, a Cold War Era drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as married KGB spies, the network announced Thursday.
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Get ready for more Louis C.K., Russell Brand and... Martin Sheen?
FX president and general manager John Landgraf addressed the Television Critics Association during its fall TV previews on Saturday, announcing that the cable network was experiencing growth in viewership as well as in developing original programming.
Brothers & Sisters alum Matthew Rhys will star opposite Keri Russell in FX's pilot, The Americans, from Justified showrunner Graham Yost.