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FX announced that it will be renewing it’s critically acclaimed, but very low rated, series The Americans for a fourth season. The series, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Russian spies who are living in plain sight as Americans, has been treated extremely well by FX, despite not bringing in the ratings of other FX shows, such as American Horror Story.
The Americans has also been shunned by the major television awards, including the Golden Globes and the Emmys, which, considering the quality of the series, is a real travesty. The series’ fourth season will be comprised of 13 episodes and will begin airing in early 2016.
“Remarkably, this season of The Americans has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” FX original programming president Nick Grad said in a statement. “The series has cemented it status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best show on TV, and we couldn’t agree more.”
With the continued support of FX, and the continued high quality of the series itself, it appears that the series will be able to continue airing for as long as the show’s creative team want it to run.