FX has renewed its animated series Archer for a fourth season with a 13-episode order. Additionally, FX Prods, which produces the comedy, has signed an overall production deal with Archer executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson and their animation studio, Floyd County Prods. In its current third season, Archer has posted ratings gains vs. Season 2 of 62% in adults 18-34 (1.03 million), 44% in adults 18-49 (1.58 million) and 32% in total viewers (2.0 million). The show’s second season also was up from Season 1. On a weekly basis, Season 3 of Archer is averaging 3.31 million total viewers. “It was an easy decision to order more Archer,” said FX’s EVP original programming Nick Grad. “Adam, Matt, and our amazing voice cast are delivering one of the funniest and smartest shows on television.”
The overall deal with FX Prods is for two years with an option for an additional two years that will keep Reed and Thompson with FXP for any additional seasons of Archer and any new projects they develop. The overall pact also includes Reed and Thompson’s animation studio, Floyd County Prods, to continue as animators on Archer, along with FX’s second animated comedy series Unsupervised, and any new animated series produced by FX Prods or developed by FX. This is the second overall deal for FXP, coming on the heels of the mega pact with the creators of another FX comedy hit, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day and their RCG Prods. Reed and Thompson are with UTA.