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Photo Credit:  FX
  • Premiered: 
    January 14, 2010
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  • Network: FX
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Created by Adam Reed 
  • Subject Matter: Secret Agent/Spy
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Plot Synopsis

Sterling Archer is a suave master spy at an international spy agency where global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other. Even though Archer is all man, his code name is the less-than-masculine "Duchess." Other ISIS personnel include: Malory, his domineering mother and boss; his ex-girlfriend Agent Lana Kane; ISIS comptroller Cyril Figgis, who is Lana's new love interest Cyril Figgis; and Malory's lovesick secretary Cheryl. The series has been described as "James Bond meets ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT." FX aired a special, unannounced sneak peak of the program on September 17, 2009. ARCHER returned for its fourth season on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10pm ET, with the Season 4 premiere episode featuring Archer suffering from amnesia. ARCHER returned for its fifth season on January 13, 2014 on FX on a new night: Mondays at 10pm ET/PT. In the season opener, someone who had been with the ISIS crew from the beginning died...and then things got crazy. ARCHER returned for its sixth season on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on FX. In the season opener, "The Holdout," Archer must salvage a crashed plane in a jungle filled with relics from World War II, as the spies go back into the espionage game after trying to unload a ton of cocaine in the previous season -- but this season, the crew is freelancing for the CIA and no longer working under their ISIS moniker. Guest voices for Season 6 include: Matthew Rhys; Allison Tolman; Keith David and CCH Pounder, who play Lana's parents; and Christian Slater, who returns as Slater. Season 7 of ARCHER premiered on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on FX, with Archer and the crew leaving behind their spy agency, moving to Los Angeles, and setting up a private investigation firm called The Figgis Agency, which presents all new challenges for the former spies. Every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud is actually just another excuse for the staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. In the season opener, "The Figgis Agency," Archer breaks into a mansion to restore the honor of a Hollywood starlet. Christian Slater reprises his role as Slater in the new season, and he's joined by these additional guest voice actors: Keegan-Michael Key, J.K. Simmmons, Patton Oswalt, Jon Daly, Jon Glaser, John O'Hurley, and Dave Willis. Season 8 of ARCHER premiered Wednesday, April 5 at 10pm ET/PT on a new network: FXX. The new season, titled ARCHER: DREAMLAND, focuses on hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partner's killer in 1947 Los Angeles. The case proves to be more difficult than expected after Archer quickly gets mixed up in a deadly game of tug of war between Los Angeles' most powerful crime bosses. Every clue leads Archer further away from his goal and deeper into a mystery involving kidnapping, prostitution and drug addiction. In the season opener, "No Good Deed," while trying to find the person who killed his partner, Archer accidentally gets in bed with Mother, a notorious L.A. crime boss.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Twentieth Century Home Entertainment released ARCHER: DREAMLAND Complete Season 8 on DVD. This two-disc set contains all eight fabulous episodes. Join Archer, the world's suavest, most irreverent supersleuth, for an outrageous, innuendo-laden eighth season. Set in 1940s Los Angeles, Dreamland lands Archer on a quest to find his partner's killer. Contending with mobsters, including notorious crime boss "Mother," he's also challenged by a sultry lounge singer, a deranged heiress, crooked cops, knock-knock jokes, and his own libido. One of the best seasons Ever! A must-own for ARCHER Fans. (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

Special Features:
- Audio commentary on episodes "No Good Deed," "Ladyfingers" and "Auflosung" by Amber Nash, Lucky Yates and Casey Willis

Total Run Time: 173 minutes.


Other Titles

  • Season 8 title: Archer: Dreamland

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by FX Productions
  • Produced by Floyd County Productions

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • January 13, 2014: Brett Buckley dies