Dec 5, 2012

FX Sets January Premiere Date for The Americans

FX has set a January 30 premiere date for its Eighties-set Cold War spy drama The Americans. The series will air Wednesdays at 10, in the slot that's been successful for American Horror Story. The Americans boasts a lot of spy cred behind the scenes, as it was created by CIA agent-turned-novelist (An Ordinary Spy) Joseph Weisberg and produced by Graham Yost, who penned a childhood favorite non-fiction spy book of mine, Spy-Tech, before becoming one of the hottest producers in TV with shows like Justified. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play KGB spies posing as a married couple (complete with kids) and living in America, trying to maintain their cover and their fake marriage, and trying to evade an FBI counterintelligence agent. Watch the trailer below. FX's other big spy show, Archer (one of my very favories), returns for its fourth season earlier in the month on January 17.

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