by Leanne Aguilera | Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 10:12 AM
America just can't get enough of The Americans!
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys' thrilling drama has been renewed for a third season, FX announced Wednesday morning. After wrapping up this year's explosive sophomore season, The Americans will return in 2015 with 13 brand-new episodes. For those of you who have been living under a rock devoid of television access, The Americans is a heart-pounding drama series about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans.
"The Americans continues be one of the best shows on television," FX's co-president of original programming Eric Schrier said in a statement. "Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost have done a wonderful job delivering two seasons, and the performances from Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich are stellar. Fans will be blown away by the rest of this season, and we can't wait to see what they come up with next year."
In its first season, The Americans was the most critically-acclaimed new program of 2013, winning the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program. Currently in its second season, The Americans is averaging 3.08 million total viewers with 1.47 million in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
"We are so delighted and grateful to continue telling the stories of these characters," The Americans executive producer Joel Fields said. "John Landgraf, Eric Schrier, Nick Grad, and the entire team at FX have been remarkable supporters and creative partners for the show—and we are blessed to have Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, and an awesome ensemble who bring it all so brilliantly to life."
The Americans airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.