FX Sets 2014 Premieres for 'Justified' and 'Archer' Season 5, 'The Americans' Season 2Kevin Fitzpatrick |
As 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' draw to a close for the season, we eagerly anticipate the 2014 returns of FX's winter lineup, including fifth seasons for both gunslinger series 'Justified' and 'Archer,' as well as the sophomore season of Cold War drama 'The Americans.' To that end, FX has officially shored up its 2014 premiere schedule, including surprising moves for both 'Archer' and 'The Americans.'
'Justified' season 5 will pick up where the fourth season finale "Ghosts" left off, premiering on Tuesday, January 7 in its usual timeslot. The following Monday will see 'Archer' season 5 moving from Thursdays to its January 13 premiere, alongside Danny McBride-produced rapper cartoon 'Chozen.' Finally, 'The Americans' will deliver its second season in February, with no more specific dates available.
Also in February, FXX will premiere 'Legit' season 2 alongside its 'Ali G: Rezurection' purchase, airing old episode of 'Da Ali G Show' with new content from creator and star Sacha Baron Cohen. Says FX President of Program Strategy Chuck Saftler:
Winter has become an incredibly active time for the launch of original series for FX Networks. FXX provides us with greater scheduling flexibility and our recent deal for Ali G: Rezurection created a strategic opportunity to pair it with Legit, two compatible shows that will play very well together. This allows us the opportunity to use Archer – our highest-rated comedy – as a powerful launch springboard for Chozen and help us build our animation brand.
Well, which of FX's 2014 returns are you most looking forward to see premiere?