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Underneath the Wigs: Uncovering The Americans' Hair-Raising Disguises

Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys

On the back of The Americans' hair and makeup trailer door is a photo collage of the cast and crew each in the same wig. It's not Clark or John Denver or any other of Philip's (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth's (Keri Russell) follicular get-ups on the FX series — but Felicity's famous curls.

"Isn't it hilarious? I love it," Russell, the erstwhile Felicity, tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "It's so great. I'm all about the hair!"

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So is The Americans. The spy drama has never met a wig it didn't like, outfitting Russell and Rhys in such ridiculous and fantastic espionage 'dos, ranging from dowdy to sexy, that the wigs have become the true stars of the show.

"It's really been a wild experience," Peg Schierholz, the show's hair department head, says. "Lori [Hicks, the makeup head] and I had never intended for the wigs to blow up this way. It's really amazing how much people love them. We kept getting ...
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FX Orders Billy Crystal-Josh Gad Comedy The Comedians

Josh Gad, Billy Crystal

FX has ordered 13 episodes of The Comedians, a half-hour sitcom starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, the network announced Wednesday.

The Comedians, based on a Swedish series of the same name, will offer an unfiltered behind-the-scenes look at late-night sketch comedy. Crystal stars as a successful veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with Gad, an edgier up-and-coming star. The show also marks Crystal's first starring TV role since his role as Jodie Dallas on Soap.

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Larry CharlesMatt Nix and Ben Wexler will write and executive-produce the project, along with Crystal. Gad will serve as a producer.

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Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins Join FX Comedy How and Why

Catherine Keener, Sally Hawkins

Academy Award-nominated actresses Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins have joined the cast of FX's comedy pilot How and Why, TVGuide.com has learned.

In the half-hour comedy, a brilliant man (John Hawkes) is able to explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about the rest of life. After... read more

Franka Potente Joins FX's The Bridge

Franka Potente

American Horror Story: Asylum alum Franka Potente has joined the cast of FX'sThe Bridge for Season 2, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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FX Sets Premiere Date for Louie

Louis C.K. and Marc Maron

After a 19-month hiatus, Louie will return to FX on... read more

Charlie Sheen's Absences Cause Anger Management to Halt Production

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen has been a no-show on the set of Anger Management for several days in recent weeks and has forced the FX show to halt production as a result, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Parenthood's John Corbett to Star in Denis Leary's FX Comedy Pilot

John Corbett

John Corbett has signed on to star alongside Denis Leary's FX comedy pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Created by Leary, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll follows... read more

FX Renews Archer for Two Seasons

Archer

FX has renewed Archer for two more seasons, the network announced Thursday.

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Kenny Loggins Brings Archer Into the "Danger Zone"

Kenny Loggins, Sterling Archer

Rev up your engines! Archer is heading into the Danger Zone on Monday's episode.

When the gang decides to throw Lana (Aisha Tyler) a baby shower, Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) decides that he's going to get her the best gift imaginable: a private performance by Kenny Loggins, who makes a cameo in the episode — in cartoon form, of course.

"I'm a total badass in this episode and it's fun," Loggins told reporters on a conference call last week. "Archer's been referring to 'Danger Zone' for a quite a while ... So I think they just finally went, 'Well, we've gone so far with this joke, we have to take it all the way.'"

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The Americans' Second Season Focuses on Family, Russia's Turbulent Class System

Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys

After spending years in a foreign country pretending to be married in order to infiltrate the United States, only now have The American's dynamic duo Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) come to realize what they really mean to each other.

Fortunately, Elizabeth does survive her run-in with the FBI in the Season 1 finale, and the super spies will explore what it's really like to be married and actually love each other in Season 2. But they'll have other problems to contend with this year as the children become more aware of the often strange lives their parents lead.

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And let's not forget that they're still spies, so there's that little issue of the Cold War reaching a boiling point. How will they deal? To get the scoop, TVGuide.com sat down with executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, who also tease trouble in the rezidentura with the arrival of one of the Soviet Union's upper elite, Nina's (Annet Mahendru) precarious new position with Stan (Noah Emmerich) and the possibility that Elizabeth and Phillip's secret lives may not stay secret for much longer: read more

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