Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys
Fans of the FX drama The Americans may not have to wait much longer for good news about the show's future.
"I expect we'll have a formal Season 3 order announcement soon," FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told reporters at an upfront news conference in New York Wednesday. "We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time."
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Although the show's ratings are small (and have declined since the Season 2 premiere), Landgraf says the show's audience increases as much as 400 percent when factoring in DVR users....
Leave it to a spy to know how to get under a rival's skin. In an upcoming and typically intense episode of FX's The Americans (Tuesday, 10/9c), a captured Mossad agent challenges Soviet mole and master of disguise Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys): "Your name isn't your name, is it? Is your face your face? Are your children your children?"
Jim Jefferies and Carrie Fisher
Before she reprises her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, Carrie Fisher is putting in some TV time. The actress will play Angela Greenberg, an aggressive comedy-development exec who sets up a meeting with Jim (Jim Jefferies) on FXX's Legit later this season....
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FX has set premiere dates for Justified, Archer and new animated series Chozen.
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Carrie Fisher is heading to FXX's Legit, TVLine reports.
New FX offshoot FXX announced its first original series Thursday — an animated comedy from the creators of Archer and Eastbound & Down.
Chozen is about a gay white rapper who's newly released from prison and is on a quest for redemption and domination.
There's more tearful soul-searching than singing in Fox's Glee (Thursday, 8/7c) as the show tackles an issue that couldn't be more timely and topical, on Capitol Hill and in any community that worries about its children's safety in the wake of recent (and not-so-recent) tragedies. The episode is titled "Shooting Star," which should give you an indication of just what triggers such intense emotional anxiety in the halls of McKinley High. Some would argue that the way the story ultimately plays out trivializes the issue, and maybe they're right, but as unpleasant realities seep into what is usually a musical-comedy fantasy, the glee club won't be the only ones left shaken and perhaps even a little more awakened.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
At the FX upfront programming presentation Thursday, network chief John Landgraf officially announced plans to launch a new, younger-skewing network called FXX in September.
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The new network joins FX and FXM (formerly the Fox Movie Channel) in Fox Cable Networks' suite of channels and will officially launch on Sept. 2. The channel, which Landgraf says will target adults 18-to-34 who love "outrageous characters" and "big laughs," will be bolstered by existing FX comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, all of which will now air on the new channel. (In making the announcement, Landgraf officially ordered a second season of Legit, a 10th season of Always Sunny, and a fifth and sixth season of The League).
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DJ Qualls is heading back to TNT.
The former Memphis Beat star will guest-star on the second season of the cable network's Perception, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Qualls will play FBI Agent Rudy Fleckner, a young, tech-savvy investigator who specializes in cybercrimes. When a new online social game becomes the center of a homicide case, Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) will call on Fleckner's expertise to crack the case...
Patrick J. Adams
Winning the battle was only half the story — or, in this case, the season. USA Network's Suits returns Thursday (10/9c) to finish out a second year, its momentum from the crackling first half of the season somewhat stalled by the four-month break. Nothing in the first two new episodes quite matches the tension of the summer run, which was dominated by a suspenseful in-house battle for control of the Pearson Hardman (now minus Hardman) law firm.