The Emmys come only but once a year. And this year's looks to be more diverse than ever, comedy wise that is. The usual suspects like Veep are there but then newcomers like Samantha Bee and Pamela Aldon join the fun. The Emmys air on Sunday, September 17th at 8 PM. Stephen Colbert will host so we know who's not winning his award...(jk I don't know).
SPoilers for the season seven finale to Archer ahead.
Serializing a cartoon is not a new concept but FX's Archer has been trying its hand at it since it began. Later seasons of the show have been more heavy handed with the style (see last season's move from ISIS to detective agency or the prior season's move to drug running). But last season's finale had its titular character killed so how could it remain the same show? Well apparently that'll be addressed in the show's new setting and time period. The eighth season is set to premiere this spring (date undetermined) in 1947 with Archer, now a real detective (and alive) and friends looking for Woodhouse's killer.
The show is also finally moving over from FX to FXX. FXX was created for the comedies that FX aired but, since its inception, the network has aired mostly action movies and its comedy shows. Check out a trailer for Archer's season eight below.
Fans of phrasing get ready to sploosh: America’s favorite dick spy turned private dick is coming back for three more seasons. The FX -- now, FXX -- series Archer has been renewed for seasons 8, 9, and 10. The caveat here is that each season will only be eight episodes long, down from past seasons’ ten. It’s almost hard to believe that once season ten hits, there will have been a decade of this show about idiot spies. Pretty cool, right? There have already been two in-universe reboots for the characters’ job classification so who knows what the next three seasons hold. Season 8 will premiere in early 2017.
Former spies/drug dealers/current spies of ISIS (name subject to change) are back in this teaser for the sixth season of Archer. They do some pretty bad ass stuff to the tune of "Black Betty" (bam-ba-lam). The new season premieres in January on FX. Start your new year off right.
Archer is "unrebooting" next season but, to add to that, they're also dropping the name ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service) as well. Adam Reed (creator of Archer) reports that the show is losing its spy agency name due to...uh...have you seen the news lately? He spoke with The Daily Beast on the matter:
Funny thing is, A.V. Club says that FX now has so much ISIS merchandise that it can't sell. T-Shirts; cups; all that jazz. Maybe they can send that stuff to African children much like what the NFL does with the shirts/hats from the losers of the Super Bowl. Either way, those kids will surely have something to wear and eat.