‘Archer’ Renewed for 5th Season by FX

FX's animated spy series is given the go-ahead for 13 more episodes

Last Updated: February 27, 2013 @ 2:21 PM

FX's animated spy series "Archer" has been given the go-ahead for a fifth season, the network said Wednesday.

The fifth season of the series, which is currently running its fourth season, will consist of 13 episodes.

The fourth season will air a two-part finale on April 4 and April 11.

“Archer is one the very best comedy series on television,” said Nick Grad, executive vice president of original programming and development at FX.  “[Creator] Adam Reed, [producer] Matt Thompson and the incredible cast – H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, George Coe, and Lucky Yates – are comedic geniuses.  It is truly rewarding the way in which the audience and fans have embraced their work and that the ratings to continue to grow.  The quality of Archer is undeniable.”

"Thank God," Reed said of the renewal.

"Archer," which will enter the category of Outstanding Comedy Series for the Emmys this year, has grown impressively in the ratings with its current run. The fourth season is currently averaging a 36 percent boost in the key 18-49 demographic over last season's average, with first-run episodes averaging 2.4 million total viewers, 2 million of them in the demo.