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After just four episodes, FX has renewed the drama The Americans for a 13-episode second season, and with good reason too!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot had a total of 5.11 million viewers, a new record for FX for a series debut. Since then, the series has only gained in viewership, especially in DVR viewership. In just three episodes, DVR growth jumped from 44% to 68%.
Created by Joe Weisberg, the drama features an all-star cast of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Noah Emmerich and follows a group of KGB officers who have gone undercover as American citizens during the Cold War.
Unsurprisingly, FX has been quite pleased with the attention The Americans has garnered. The President and General Manager of FX John Landgraf even said, “The Americans has quickly established itself as a key part of FX’s acclaimed drama line-up…the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding,” as stated on E! Online.
He added, “The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.”
The Americans still has nine episodes left before its May 1 season finale.