Open the Fancy Caviar! FX Renews The Americans for Season 2

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!



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So happy about this! This show is GREAT!
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Very good news. Love Keri Russell and that how they make everything so authentic.
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Haven't watched it yet, guess I will get started
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Great! This is probably the best out of the midseason shows.
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Shows without cellphones seem to do pretty well (Mad Men, Downton Abbey)...
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As you can see from my user name, I am very happy about this. Good thing there is FX and AMC, and occasionally USA. Most of the time I think the broadcast networks have lost their minds. Or that the general public has. Or both.
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My faith in humanity...er TV...has been restored.
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Good.
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Spasiba, FX.

I hope they take it through to Yeltsin sitting on the tank. That should be about 5 or 6 seasons.
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Great news. Now if they would just push Anger Management off a cliff, we could *really* party.
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If they have to make one exception to make money so be it. If "Anger Management" is what keeps them from having to go the down the reality hole - like most cable channels are falling into - I can live with it. It isn't complete garbage and Sheen, Selma Blair and Shawnee Smith are all veterans and good television actors. Having Brett Butler, Michael Boatman and Barry Corbin as well makes a pretty solid cast. On his worst day Sheen is still better than the head of hair that replaced him at CBS.
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Yay
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YESSSS
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Za vashe zdorovie!
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Slysha Yu!
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I was entranced by the video. I'm going to bring Dance of the Cossaks to the CLUUUUBBB... there's sure to be a dubstep remix somewhere
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Me too. I wouldn't normally watch a video of that quality for that long, but those guys had some mad skills. To think Phil has to content himself with a few steps in front of the mirror in a department store shoe department.

Season 2 is going to be the best Christmas present.
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And there was much rejoicing....
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Great :)
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HUZZAH!!!
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Now that it got renewed for a second season, I will start watching it. Cause networks deserve such treatment as they will just cancel a show just like that, without a warning; not caring about how many viewers will be disappointed.
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TV shows get canceled because not enough people watch them, you self-important prick.
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Actually I do the same. Was just waiting for the show to be picked up to give it a shot. Today networks are all too fast to canacel tv shows a lot of people don't watch until they're sure they get a second season... otherwise there's no point imo. And BTW tv shows get canceled because rating measurements methods are outdated, not beacause people don't tune in (if you look at live+7 ratings you'll know)
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@GarthDanicich : If you have an opinion about the article, post it, no need for personally attacking someone you do not know. I will not talk about the fact that your statement is wrong, cause NeeUyank said it well!
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My opinion is that TV shwos get canceled because not enough people watch them, you self-iportant prick.
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nobody asked you
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there is nothing definitive about how much rating is enough for a network and people have been disappointed enough about shows that are cancelled while they seemed quite OK in numbers.. therefore, FilmFanatic is absolutely right, there is no need to invest in a show, if it will be cancelled in two episodes.. plus, if you are not one of those special families in the rating system, (or members of some online streaming systems which some networks add into account in terms of viewing) it really does not matter if you watch it or not.. so, maybe you should first think just a little before opening your mouth and call someone names as what it looks like from here, assuming that your watching will affect the life of a show in network, is actually the self-important prickness you are referring to..
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I don't agree with GarthDanicich at all but tell me if I am wrong, doesn't DirecTV report what all of their viewers who have internet connected to their boxes back to the networks now? I was under that assumption since you can track how many people are watching shows yourself with an app direcTV has available. It also breaks it down by location as well and Geographic location (N, S, E, W, NE, NW etc.) I was told by my cousin who works at DTV the info is used by the networks and they also use the DVR info as well. Please let me know if I was misinformed if someone knows this to be 100% false.
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Great news. AMC who? John Landgraf doesn't f around with his talent. Never openly fights with his show creators and talent or tinkers with their vision of their programs. You would never see garbage like what happened at "Mad Men" and (overrated) Matt Weiner and "Walking Dead" and its parade of show runners at FX. The shows they cancel are better than most of the shows elsewhere. "The Riches", "Lucky", "Lights Out", and the hardest to take cancellation "Terriers" to name a few. Great shows filled with some of the best character actors in television and the work is some of the best being done. Must be a nice place to create. Still home to some of the best dramas "Justified" or "Sons" and best comedies "Louie" and "Archer" on television. Another great program to add to the roster. Great network gets better.
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Seconded. Here's hoping that FX scoops up whatever Vince Gilligan's follow-up to Breaking Bad is.
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Why wouldn't Gilligan just hold up the AMC just like Matt Weiner did? This is his chance to get paid.
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Because he doesn't have to hold anyone up for money. FX will/would drive a dump truck full of money to his front door AND they would leave him alone to do his thing.
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YEESSS!
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yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey! Glad they dodged the bullet there. :)
I was afraid they'd get cancel.
Great great news.
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After so much bad news for shows I like it's good to hear some good news for such a fantastic show.
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Yay! I love this show. When Breaking Bad ends this summer (tears) FX will easily be my favorite network. They have so many good, interesting, and different shows. This one may end up being my favorite.
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Takes as a whole, AMC can only dream about being as good as FX.
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Squeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy FX renewed "The Americans" for second season! FX owners / directors, I officially love you!!!

Long live the Jennings!!!
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Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooray!
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Good news for quality TV. *Opens a bottle of vodka.*
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This decision is about three episodes late! Still. Awesome sauce.
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Huh, a cable network making the right decision. This seems so strange during this time of unbelievably bad decisions. I am glad. This is now probably my third favorite drama on tv right now. #1 POI #2 Justified #3 this. Good for FX it is nice to add such a great show to their lineup. Especially since SOA has fallen so far.
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YES. Yes yes yes. Did I mention YES?
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FX is the only network that has mature, long-term vision for its shows. Other than canceling Terriers, their track record is pretty flawless.
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Don't forget they also cancelled Light's Out.
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That was a shame as well. Still, their record is better than any other basic cable/network channel.
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that's just...excellent news!!!!
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Yippee!!! Yay!!!! Fireworks going off and glitter falling from the sky!
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Woohoo, am loving this show so far. Great news!
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This is great news ! I am happy to continue to enjoy the show knowing there is a season 2. Banshee and this who got renewed. I love both. Just hope Nikita will also get renewed ! By the way, how many episode are there in season 1 ?
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13 episodes in season 1.
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Nine I believe
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