Fans of Archer have a long time before they have to say goodbye to their favorite series.
In June of last year, FX announced that they’d be renewing Archer through season 10. At the time, that meant it was being renewed for three more eight-episode seasons. After season 10, the show will end.
Variety reported reported the news last year and revealed that Floyd County Productions (the company behind Archer), also signed a deal with FX Networks. In a statement, Nick Grad, the president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, said, “We can’t say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons… The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in Archer’s legendary exploits and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and colleagues at Floyd County.”
Season eight of the show averaged a .26 rating in the 18-49 demographic and .472 million viewers. For comparison, the seventh season averaged a .40 rating and 784,000 million viewers, according to TV Series Finale. FXX’s highest-rated show, It’s Always Sunny, averaged a .36 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and .601 million viewers.
The release dates for the next two seasons of Archer have not yet been decided. The series originally premiered on FX on September 17, 2009, and the eighth season, which premiered on Aril 5, 2017, aired on FXX.
Archer centers on the life of Sterling Archer, the “World’s Greatest Secret Agent”, who works for the spy agency ISIS (“International Secret Intelligence Service”) under his domineering mother, Malory. The show boasts a cast of fellow ISIS employees who accompany Archer in his exploits and sneaky pursuits.