FX has ordered two more seasons of its hit spy drama “The Americans,” setting its series finale for the conclusion of Season 6, the cable network announced Wednesday.
Keri Russell- Matthew Rhys espionage thriller follows the two as Russian KGB agents who pose as married suburban couple Elizabeth and Philip Jennings in Washington, D.C.
A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018. The show is currently in the midst of its fourth season.
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“Through its first four seasons, critics have lauded ‘The Americans’ as one of the best shows on television and, remarkably, a series that keeps getting better every year,” said Eric Schrier, co-president of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, in a statement.
“All credit for that achievement goes to everyone who has worked on the show, and especially co-showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields,
Graham Yost, our brilliant stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Allison Wright, Holly Taylor, Annet Mahendru and the ensemble cast for their incomparable performances every season. We have no doubt that this two-season order will allow Joe and Joel to tell this story to its perfect conclusion.”
“The Americans” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
First Looks at New TV Shows for the 2016-17 Season (Updating Photos)
NBC's "Trial & Error" stars
John Lithgow as an eccentric professor accused of murdering his wife. Jeff Astrof ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") and Matt Miller are the writer-producers.
NBC's "Powerless," the first comedy set in the DC Comics universe, stars
Vanessa Hudgens as an insurance adjuster who investigates damages caused by superheroes.
Fox's "APB" is a crime drama set in Chicago, complete with coverups and police corruption.
Justin Kirk plays the tech titan who finances his own security force to bring justice to the city.
"Bull" on CBS stars Michael Weatherly as a jury consultant; the series is modeled on the real-life trial experiences of Dr. Phil.
Fox's "Lethal Weapon" is a reboot of the popular movie franchise, this time with
Clayne Crawford ("Rectify") and Damon Wayans Sr. as a pair of bickering buddy cops.
Fox's "The Exorcist" stars
Geena Davis as a woman troubled by dark visions and the two priests who investigate. Jeremy Slater will be the writer-producer.
Fox's comedy "The Mick" stars
Kaitlin Olson as a low-life hustler who inherits his sister's fortune - and her three spoiled kids.
Fox's drama "Pitch" is about a young woman (Kylie Bunbury of "Under the Dome") who makes history by becoming the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Fox's "Making History" is a time-travel comedy with
Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") as one of three friends who share adventures across two centuries.
NBC's "Chicago Justice" is the latest crime drama from "Law & Order" mastermind
Dick Wolf. A team of tough prosecutors battle crime while navigating complicated big-city politics.
NBC's "This is Us" is a dramedy from writer
Dan Fogelman that revolves around an interdependent cast of characters, several of whom share the same birthday.
ABC's "Time After Time" is a time-travel drama from writer-producer
Kevin Williamson about the search for Jack the Ripper.
NBC's "Marlon" is a family comedy starring "Scary Movie" star
Tina Fey is among the executive producers on NBC's "Great News," a comedy about a woman ( Andrea Martin) who rejoins the workforce as an intern at her daughter's TV station.
NBC's "Midnight, Texas" is a horror fantasy about vampires, witches and other supernatural beings in a remote Texas town. The network is saving the show for midseason.
CBS' "Kevin Can Wait" brings
Kevin James back to his sitcom roots.
ABC's family comedy "Speechless" stars
Minnie Driver as a mom with a special-needs kid.
CBS is rebooting the adventure series "MacGyver."
Here is what the broadcast networks have coming this fall and beyond