Comic-Con: Creator Adam Reed Talks ARCHER Season 6 Villain, Guest Spots by Allison Tolman and Christian Slater, Laffy Taffy, and More

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Just a short while before their Comic-Con panel, we took part in roundtable interviews with the cast and crew of FX’s animated spy spoof Archer. Show creator and executive producer Adam Reed is coming right off a risky and ultimately brilliant fifth season in which the show’s intelligence agency turns bad, leading to a temporary renaming of the show as Archer Vice. We discussed obscure references to the creator of watermelon, both upcoming and dream guest stars, as well as a reveal for the primary villain in Archer Season 6. Hit the jump for the full interview.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th Includes GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, and HORNS

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The Friday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  It’s actually pretty tame as far as Hall H goes, with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the highlight panels of the day.  RADiUS-TWC will make its SDCC debut with Horns, in which Daniel Radcliffe will also make his first appearance at Comic-Con.  Outside of Hall H, there’s also plenty of TV panels to go around, with The Legend of Korra, Arrow, Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Bates Motel, and a special Marvel TV panel all taking place.  Fox has also blocked out two hours in Hall H, during which time it’s expected to preview The Maze Runner, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Let’s Be Cops, the animated Book of Life, and Hitman: Agent 47.  There have also been rumblings that we might get a peek at The Fantastic Four, which would make sense.

Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Friday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday schedule. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

Comic-Con 2014: FX Announces Panels for THE STRAIN, ARCHER, SONS OF ANARCHY, and AMERICAN HORROR STORY

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FX has unveiled its schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014, which kicks off in a little over two weeks.  Panels will be held for three returning series, as well as one highly anticipated debut.  Briefly:

  • The Strain – The panel for Guillermo del Toro’s new vampire drama series will be held on Sunday in Hall H, with del Toro, showrunner Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and the entire cast (including Corey Stoll and Sean Astin) in attendance.  The entire third episode will be screened after the Q&A.
  • Archer – A screening and Q&A for the magnificent animated series will be held on Friday in the Indigo Ballroom, with the voice cast and creators in attendance.  An original animated short created specifically for SDCC will be screened.
  • Sons of Anarchy – Creator Kurt Sutter, executive producer Paris Barclay, and cast will take part in a screening at Q&A on Sunday in Hall H.
  • American Horror Story – Creator Ryan Murphy and a number of castmembers will discuss AHS: Coven and the upcoming AHS: Freak Show with a special tease of the new season on Saturday in Ballroom 20.

Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned panels, and look for our full recaps on Collider during Comic-Con.  2014 Comic-Con runs from Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, July 27th.

This Week in Netflix Recommends Coming-of-Age Films MUD, FISH TANK, PARANOID PARK, and More

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Netflix is a pretty great and incredibly powerful service.  Our queues (I’m sorry, “lists” now) fill up with movies and TV shows, and it can be overwhelming.  A good approach is narrowing it down to maybe one or two new additions that you can watch this weekend, and save other movies from your list for weekdays.  This week, our partners at Complex Media are recommending the coming-of-age films Mud, Fish Tank, and Paranoid Park.  I strongly agree with their choices of Mud and Fish Tank (I haven’t seen Paranoid Park).  If you’re looking for other new additions to check out, you should also make time for Gattaca, Archer: Season 4, and this year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom (its fellow nominees—The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars, and The Square—are also available on Netflix).

Hit the jump to check out Complex Media’s video explaining why Mud, Fish Tank, and Paranoid Park are movies you should add to your Netflix list.

ARCHER Renewed for Seasons Six and Seven

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FX has renewed the fantastic animated comedy series Archer for a sixth season—and a seventh.  The network has given a two-season renewal to the show, per THR, ensuring a rich syndication deal and leaving open the possibility for even more seasons past the seventh.  The series is a consistent ratings hit in the all-important 18-49 demo, ranking as the second-highest rated basic cable comedy series on TV.  By picking up two more 13-episode seasons of Archer, the show’s number of total episodes will put it past the threshold needed to qualify for syndication, meaning previous episodes of the series will now be able to air on cable and broadcast syndication.

Created by Adam Reed and Matth Thompson, the series took a huge gamble in its current fifth season by basically blowing up the central premise of the show and starting over from scratch.  The result—subtitled Archer: Vice—is a hilariously ridiculous new conceit buoyed by the sharp writing and excellent voice cast, which is led by Bob’s Burgers voice actor H. Jon Benjamin as the titular character.  The season five finale will air on FX April 21st, and one imagines season six will return January of next year.

New to Blu-ray: THE ACT OF KILLING, ARCHER Season Four, RUNNER RUNNER, and More

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Here’s a brief look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

FX Announces 2014 Premiere Dates for ARCHER, JUSTIFIED, THE AMERICANS, and CHOZEN

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FX has announced winter premiere dates for a few of its series.  As previously announced, Ali G: Rezurection will premiere in February on FXX.  Briefly:

  • Archer – Season five of the hilarious animated comedy series will debut on Monday, January 13th at 10pm on FX, and it will remain on the new night for the duration of its 13-episode season.
  • Justified – Season five of the beloved drama series will premiere on Tuesday, January 7th at 10pm ET on FX, kicking off 13 all new episodes that revolve around Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens confronting the Crowes, “a deadly, lawless family from Florida intent on settling in Harlan with new criminal enterprises in mind.”
  • Chozen – The new animated comedy series centering on a gay white rapper fresh out of prison will have its series debut on Monday, January 13th at 10:30pm on FX after Archer.  The show features the voices of Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man.
  • The Americans – Season two of the excellent drama series will return to FX on an unspecified date in February.  Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star.

Hit the jump to read the full press release.

ARCHER Season 5 Promo Goes into the Danger Zone with TOP GUN Parody Video

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Archer is such a terrific show.  It’s a wonderful blend of parody, esoteric references, foul-mouthed language, and bizarre comedy.  The show will return for its fifth season this January, and they’ve finally released a promo taking advantage of one of the show’s running gags.  For those who don’t watch, characters—mostly Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin)—will occasionally exclaim “Danger Zone!” in the tone of the theme song from Top Gun.  A new promo for Season 5 is a parody of the Kenny Loggins music video, and it’s a funny as you’d think it would be.

Hit the jump to check out the video.

Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Friday, July 19th Includes THE WORLD’S END, THE WALKING DEAD, ROBOCOP, GAME OF THRONES, & SPIDER-MAN 2

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Yesterday we got a look at the rather tame Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, and today SDCC has unveiled the full panel lineup for Friday, July 19th.  Last year was the first year that Comic-Con moved TV panels into Hall H for days other than Sunday, and after getting a look at Friday’s lineup, the Con is starting to look more and more like a TV convention.  While there are first-looks at The World’s End, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kick-Ass 2, and Riddick to look forward to, the entire convention is packed with TV panels on Friday, including Hall H panels for The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and the Veronica Mars movie.

I’m baffled by the fact that the panel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Joss Whedon is being held in Ballroom 20 and not Hall H, and at the same time as the Walking Dead panel no less.  Hit the jump to take a look at the highlights from Friday’s schedule.  Comic-Con 2013 runs from July 18th – July 21st.

FX Renews ARCHER for Season 5

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One of the best comedies currently on television has just been renewed.  FX announced today that the hilarious animated series Archer has been picked up for a 13-episode fifth season.  Season four is currently in the midst of airing on the network, and ratings have continued to climb.  Compared to season two, this season has posted ratings gains of +44% in the adults 18-34 demo and +36% in the adults 18-49 demo.  Moreover, the show continues to shine creatively as the exploits of the titular character (voiced H. Jon Benjamin) are as entertaining as ever under the direction of creator/showrunner Adam Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson.

Hit the jump to read the full press release, and click here to read Dave’s report from last month’s Archer Live! event.  7 episodes remain in the current fourth season, with the two-part season finale set to air on April 4th and April 11th.

New ARCHER Season 4 Poster and Character Interviews

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We received a fantastic entry into the spy genre in 2012 with the release of the James Bond film Skyfall, but damn it’s going to be good to have Archer back in our lives this month.  The fantastic FX spy comedy series returns for its fourth season later next week, and a new poster has been released online (bearing the headline “Quantum of Mediocrity”) along with a few amusing character interviews.  Said interviews play out like the characters sat down with journalists at a junket, but in true Archer fashion they don’t exactly play out as expected.

Hit the jump to check out the new poster and interviews, and click here to read our recap of the recent Archer Live event and Q&A.  Archer returns for season four on Thursday, January 17th on FX.

ARCHER LIVE! Event Features a Cast Q&A, Revisits Season Three, Previews Season Four and Reveals Archer’s Preference for German Porn (Sploosh)

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Believe it or not, the only time the voice cast of FX’s animated spy series Archer gets together is during events like Comic-Con or the TCA press tour.  So it’s a special treat for them to participate in Archer Live!, an in-person event that not only lets the cast members get out of the recording booth and riff on each other in person, but lets them interact with their rabid fanbase in a variety of ways.  Outstanding vocal talent H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates were on hand along with executive producer Matt Thompson to hold a fan Q&A, reenact some favorite scenes, preview episodes of the upcoming fourth season and take us all into the danger zone.

Season three of Archer will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting January 8th.  The season four premiere of Archer debuts on FX at 10PM ET/PT on Thursday, January 17th.  Hit the jump for a recap of Archer Live! and a preview of season four.

FX Announces Return Dates for ARCHER, JUSTIFIED, and ANGER MANAGEMENT

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Rejoice!  FX has announced the return dates for two of its most beloved series, Archer and Justified, as well as that Charlie Sheen show Anger Management.  Here’s a brief rundown of the premiere dates for FX’s early 2013 series:

  • Justified returns for season four on Tuesday, January 8th at 10pm ET/PT.
  • Anger Management kicks off its 90-episode run with the two-episode season two premiere on Thursday, January 17th at 9 and 9:30 ET/PT.
  • Archer returns for season four on Thursday, January 17th at 10pm ET/PT.
  • Legit has its series premiere on Thursday, January 17th at 10:30pm ET/PT.
  • Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell begins a new set of episodes on Thursday, January 17th at 11pm ET/PT.

Hit the jump to read the full press release.

Comic-Con: Aisha Tyler, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell and Creator Adam Reed Talk ARCHER Season 4, an Underwater Finale, the Recording Process and More

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Archer fans love the show for its immoral characters, quick fire pop cultural references and ridiculous plot lines.  The end of Season 3 featured the ISIS crew in outer space, and creator Adam Reed said that he is strongly considering a two-episode finale in Season 4 that would be set underwater.

The talented voice cast who help make Archer so memorable returned to Comic-Con in anticipation of the show’s fourth season.  Show creator Adam Reed, along with voice actors Aisha Tyler, Amber Nash and Chris Parnell, sat down with members of the press to offer their insights regarding the show’s popularity and what motivates their characters.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Comic-Con 2012 Schedule for Preview Night and Thursday

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Comic-Con has released the schedule for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 11th and the full schedule for Thursday, July 12th.  Preview Night won’t just have people trampling each other for Exhibitors Floor merchandise.  It will also have screenings of the pilots for Arrow, 666 Park Avenue, The Following, Revolution, and Cult.  As for Thursday, Comic-Con has wisely scheduled The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as the first panel of the day in Hall H (although it doesn’t start until almost 1:00pm for some reason), so all the Twihards can get in, see the panel, and get on with their lives.  For the rest of the day, Hall H will play host to Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, Wreck-It Ralph, Jackie Chan’s CZ12, The Expendables 2, and…not much else really.  No offense to Chan, but his directorial feature CZ12 is going to be packed only because Expendables 2 is coming afterwards.

On the TV side, there will be panels for returning series Psych, Wilfred, Archer, Nikita, Dexter, and Workaholics.  There will also be panels for new series Beauty and the Beast and Elementary.  Hit the jump for highlights from the Wednesday and Thursday schedules.  The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th.

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