‘The Americans’ Renewed for Season 3

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Keri Russel and Matthew Rhys in The Americans Season 2 Episode 2 The Americans Renewed for Season 3

The Americans may not possess the word-of-mouth appeal of other FX series like Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story. However, the spy drama – which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of Soviet KGB officers posing as a married American couple during the Cold War – has managed to carve itself a strong niche among viewers and a fervent fanbase all its own.

After a highly praised first season, The Americans returned for season 2 with modest but solid ratings in keeping with its season-one average. Furthermore, the series has proven to be a great asset to FX with regards to the precious demographic of adults 18-49, where its numbers spike considerably (especially when DVR viewings are taken into account). However, despite the fact that its second season has only a handful of episodes left to air, the show had yet to be renewed for another year. Until now.

FX has officially ordered 13 new episodes of the series, confirming that The Americans will indeed return for season three. Despite the show’s less-than-stellar ratings, its renewal isn’t particularly shocking, considering that The Americans has garnered strong reviews and a slew of awards nominations and honors since debuting early last year.

Keidrich Sellati and Keri Russell in The Americans Season 2 Episode 1 The Americans Renewed for Season 3

It’s a testament to the network’s faith in the long-term future of the show that it is holding on to The Americans even with a number of high-profile new projects in the works. In addition to the recent debuts of the Coen brothers adaptation Fargo (read our review) and George Lopez comedy Saint George, the network has the David Yates-directed Tyrant pilot in the queue, as well as vampire thriller The Strain from director Guillermo del Toro. All in all, the network is certainly not in a position to be forced to keep shows that aren’t performing up to par.

Exactly how long The Americans will stick around and where the show’s espionage-laden narrative will take it next are questions for another day. In the meantime, it looks like – at least for now – fans of The Americans can rest easy and enjoy the continuing adventures of the Jennings family.

Are you glad that The Americans is coming back for another round of episodes on FX, or would you prefer the network continue its focus on promising new series instead? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.


The Americans airs Wednesdays at 10pm on FX.

Source: FX

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  1. We really apreciate this vintage serie. Mostly for us, french watchers was 20 yo during cold war.
    Please continue !

    Richard TOFFOLO
    Réunion Island

  2. Absolutely love this show!!!! Watched season 1 free on my Amazon account & was so addicted I had to buy season 2! Can’ t wait for season 3!

  3. I’m really happy for the third season, this show is so addict to me, In my opinion is one of the best tv series today, with really good actuations, excellent guion and ambientation, so I hope the third will not going to be the last one. Congratulation to The Americans team and thank you Fox for a great show.

  4. One of the best shows on TV. Great acting. Very intriguing. Great plot!


    • I love this show and was looking around on the net for the actual date that S3E1 will be played. It is a refreshingly interesting portrayal of part of history which leaves me on the edge of my seat!

  6. I hope The Americans is renewed for season 3, 4 and beyond. The show has it all- reality based suspense, intrigue and good acting.

  7. Truly one of the best written and acted series to ever make it to air. It’s riveting – that how I feel with every episode: riveted. It compels. So I’m delighted it will get another season! I just count my blessings on this one – it’s way too substantive to have a very long run with a mass audience. So thank you for, at least, one more year. Ken, L.A.

  8. My husband and I LOVE the Americans! We can’t wait for it to come back!!!

  9. I’m glad to hear that it’s coming back for a 3rd season. I love the show. Keep The Americans coming back.

  10. Best series on TV…better than Homeland for me !!Bring on series 3

  11. The Americans is stellar programming. Not since Breaking Bad have I been on the edge of my seat. I hope it has as long a run if not longer!

  12. I’m so happy the Americans had been renewed – great characters, fantastic actors, well-developed plot. FX is wise to have renewed this excellent program

  13. I’m so glad the series is back. Can not wait. Thank you

  14. Great, thought provoking drama. As a former military officer stationed in Germany in 1989, it would be fascinating to explore how Soviet and East German intelligence officers dealt with the demise of their respective regimes and the changed world order.


  15. i love this show and cannot wait for it to come back , great acting . the americans is a 5 star production

  16. Please keep The Americans coming. Well acted, tense plots, utterly addictive.

  17. Brilliant series. Make sure season 3 airs on British TV.

  18. I sure hope the show is around for a long time, It would leave me hanging if it were to close and not know what happened to all the characters.

  19. Fantastic show! The best of all series! We loved it! I hope there will be not only season 3 but also 4,5….bring it on!

    • i wonder how will the story end when the series gets to it’s last season?