Everyone, blast some Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits right now! FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of its new Cold War spy drama The Americans, making fans of good television very happy. Season 2 will likely follow the same schedule as Season 1, debuting in January 2014 if FX sticks with its plan.
The Americans is set in the 1980s and stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, undercover KGB spies who are so far hunkered down in Suburbia, U.S.A. that they have a family, drink beers with their neighbors, and go shopping for cowboy boots like true Americans. Heck, they could probably even beat Jess, Nick, Schmidt, and Winston at made-up drinking games. While keeping their secret from their friends and kids, the couple also has intimacy issues, loyalty issues, and debates about whether a superpower just getting into space is enough. Also, the show used Fleetwood Mac in its pilot and it's fantastic.
FX will air a marathon of the series' first five episodes on March 1 beginning at 10pm, so set your DVRs (or stock up on Monster energy drinks and watch live) if you haven't had a chance to catch up. Along with the renewal, FX also announced the date of the Season 1 finale: May 1.
Let's celebrate with a dance party!