History WesternAnimation / Archer

11th Oct '16 4:09:34 PM PF
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Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot. In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, pointing out that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. As spies with no other job skills, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, metric tonne of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel. From that point on, the season was dubbed ''Archer Vice''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no longer using that name because of the real life terrorist group) heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.

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Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot. In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, pointing out that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. As spies with no other job skills, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, metric tonne of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel. From that point on, the season was dubbed ''Archer Vice''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no ISIS, no longer using that name because of the real life terrorist group) group, heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.
11th Oct '16 2:33:36 PM maxwellsilver
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[RunningGag This is]] [[WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings why we can't have nice things]].'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[RunningGag This is]] ''This is [[WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings why we can't have nice things]].'']]



When Adam Reed, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', went to Creator/AdultSwim with the idea for '''''Archer''''', a show [[WordOfGod aptly described as]] "''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''", the network passed it over. The FX network saw potential in ''Archer'', however, and greenlit the show, which began to air in September 2009.[[note]]To their credit, [adult swim] plugs it every so often during their bumps.[[/note]] Creator/ComedyCentral also airs it on Monday nights.

The show focuses on title protagonist Sterling Archer, an agent for the open-market spy agency, the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS; not to be confused with [[FunnyAneurysmMoment a certain real life Islamist militia]]), and his random misadventures both inside and outside of the office walls. Archer makes for a well-trained spy--but his {{Jerkass}} behavior and his tendency to remain oblivious to everything except himself often renders his competence in the field next-to-useless.

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When Adam Reed, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', went to Creator/AdultSwim with the idea for '''''Archer''''', a show [[WordOfGod aptly described as]] as "''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''", the network passed it over. The FX network saw potential in ''Archer'', however, and greenlit the show, which began to air in September 2009.[[note]]To their credit, [adult swim] plugs it every so often during their bumps.[[/note]] Creator/ComedyCentral also airs it on Monday nights.

The show focuses on title protagonist Sterling Archer, an agent for the open-market spy agency, the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS; not to be confused with [[FunnyAneurysmMoment a certain real life Islamist militia]]), militia), and his random misadventures both inside and outside of the office walls. Archer makes for a well-trained spy--but his {{Jerkass}} behavior and his tendency to remain oblivious to everything except himself often renders his competence in the field next-to-useless.



Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot. In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, pointing out that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. As spies with no other job skills, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, [[InsistentTerminology metric tonne]] of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel. From that point on, the season was dubbed ''[[NewSeasonNewName Archer Vice]]''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no longer using that name [[RealLifeWritesThePlot because of the real life terrorist group]]) heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.

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Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot. In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, pointing out that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. As spies with no other job skills, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, [[InsistentTerminology metric tonne]] tonne of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel. From that point on, the season was dubbed ''[[NewSeasonNewName Archer Vice]]''. ''Archer Vice''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no longer using that name [[RealLifeWritesThePlot because of the real life terrorist group]]) group) heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.
2nd Oct '16 9:33:24 PM Andrew
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On June 21, 2016, it was announced that the show had been renewed for three additional seasons. Adam Reed has suggested that the private detective agency concept will likely continue for Season 8.

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On June 21, 2016, it was announced that the show had been renewed for three additional seasons. Adam Reed has suggested that the private detective agency concept will likely continue for Season 8.
8 and that the 10th season will almost certainly be the show's last.
1st Jul '16 10:03:48 AM Andrew
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Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot. In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, citing that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. No longer spies but unwilling to be unemployed, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, [[InsistentTerminology metric tonne]] of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel. From that point on, the season was dubbed ''[[NewSeasonNewName Archer Vice]]''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no longer using that name [[RealLifeWritesThePlot because of the real life terrorist group]]) heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.

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Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot. In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, citing pointing out that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. No longer As spies but unwilling to be unemployed, with no other job skills, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, [[InsistentTerminology metric tonne]] of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel. From that point on, the season was dubbed ''[[NewSeasonNewName Archer Vice]]''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no longer using that name [[RealLifeWritesThePlot because of the real life terrorist group]]) heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.
21st Jun '16 5:59:52 PM PF
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On June 21, 2016, it was announced that the show was renewed for at least three additional seasons. Adam Reed has suggested that the private detective agency concept will likely continue for Season 8.

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On June 21, 2016, it was announced that the show was had been renewed for at least three additional seasons. Adam Reed has suggested that the private detective agency concept will likely continue for Season 8.
21st Jun '16 5:38:21 PM PF
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As of June 21, 2016, the show has been renewed for at least three additional seasons. Adam Reed has suggested that the private detective agency concept will likely continue for season 8.

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As of On June 21, 2016, it was announced that the show has been was renewed for at least three additional seasons. Adam Reed has suggested that the private detective agency concept will likely continue for season Season 8.
21st Jun '16 3:57:33 PM CassandraLeo
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As of June 21, 2016, the show has been renewed for at least three additional seasons. Adam Reed has suggested that the private detective agency concept will likely continue for season 8.
21st Jun '16 4:40:23 AM PF
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When Adam Reed, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', went to Creator/AdultSwim with the idea for '''''Archer'''''--a show [[WordOfGod aptly described as]] "''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''"--the network passed it over. The FX network saw potential in ''Archer'', however, and greenlit the show, which began to air in September 2009.[[note]]To their credit, [adult swim] plugs it every so often during their bumps.[[/note]] Creator/ComedyCentral also airs it on Monday nights.

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When Adam Reed, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', went to Creator/AdultSwim with the idea for '''''Archer'''''--a '''''Archer''''', a show [[WordOfGod aptly described as]] "''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''"--the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''", the network passed it over. The FX network saw potential in ''Archer'', however, and greenlit the show, which began to air in September 2009.[[note]]To their credit, [adult swim] plugs it every so often during their bumps.[[/note]] Creator/ComedyCentral also airs it on Monday nights.
20th Jun '16 10:46:32 PM Eagal
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Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot.[[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers!)]]In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, citing that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. No longer spies but unwilling to be unemployed, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, [[InsistentTerminology metric tonne]] of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel.[[/labelnote]] From that point on, the season was dubbed ''[[NewSeasonNewName Archer Vice]]''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no longer using that name [[RealLifeWritesThePlot because of the real life terrorist group]]) heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.

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Come Season 5, the show took a radical departure from its usual approach to prevent SeasonalRot.[[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers!)]]In In the first episode, the FBI closes down ISIS, citing that the agency was never actually legally sanctioned in the first place. No longer spies but unwilling to be unemployed, the staff remain in Malory's employ to further help her "dispose" of the leftover evidence in her concealed vault: a literal, not figurative, [[InsistentTerminology metric tonne]] of ISIS-confiscated cocaine, worth about fifty million dollars, literally changing the entire premise of the show from a spy agency to a drug cartel.[[/labelnote]] From that point on, the season was dubbed ''[[NewSeasonNewName Archer Vice]]''. The ''Vice'' story finished in the season finale, with ISIS (no longer using that name [[RealLifeWritesThePlot because of the real life terrorist group]]) heading into Season 6 with a new direction: being subcontracted by the CIA. After a string of failures, they are permanently blacklisted from espionage, and, in Season 7, the cast moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and starts a private detective agency.
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