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Cable network FX has announced it will renew its critically acclaimed drama The Americans for a third season.
The series, which receives fairly strong ratings for FX, follows two Russian spies living in America in the 1980s, posing as a typical married couple with two kids. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys portray the spies, while Noah Emmerich plays their neighbor, who just happens to be a FBI agent.
While the series hasn’t made a large of a splash as fellow FX network darling American Horror Story, it has received a great deal of critical acclaim and a smattering of award nominations.
Also of note today, the premiere episode of new FX drama Fargo, based on the Coen brothers’ film of the same name, debuted to lower than expected ratings despite receiving rave reviews. Fargo only brought in 2.65 million total viewers, down from the premiere of The Bridge last summer in the same time slot. The network released a statement saying it was incredibly proud of all those involved in the project. Due to the anthology nature of the program (a la Horror Story), and talk of a renewal will likely come after the season comes to a close this summer.