FX has announced premiere dates for the next seasons of Justified, The Americans, and Archer while slotting the series premiere of animated comedy Chozen, originally slated to premiere on FXX.
The fifth season of Justified is set to bow Tuesday, January 7th at 10:00 and will find Raylan confronting the Crowes, a Florida family hell-bent on moving their criminal enterprise into Harlan. Elsewhere on the acclaimed Kentucky-based crime drama, Boyd struggles with having Ava behind bars and teams up with Wynn Duffy. Animated comedy Archer will premiere its fifth season on a new night, as the spy series has moved from Thursday nights, where it spent its first four seasons, to Mondays at 10:00 beginning January 13th. Last season, the show began the highest rated comedy on FX, having grown in the ratings in each successive season.
After spending last season on its own, Archer will get a new lead-out in Chozen, which tells the story of a gay white rapper who gets out of prison and decides to claim his rightful position as the world’s top rap artist. The voice cast for the series, which premieres January 13th at 10:30, includes Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man. Moving Chozen over to FX allows for FXX’s recent acquisition Ali G: Rezurrection to air alongside the second season of Legit, a series from Australian comedian Jim Jefferies. Both Ali G: Rezurrection, repackaged episodes of Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2003-2006 HBO comedy Da Ali G Show, and Legit are set to premiere sometime in February, along with the second season of The Americans.
Do you think that FX made the right decision in moving Archer? How long of a delay do you expect for the second season of The Americans? What do you hope to see from the fifth season of Justified?