Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 30, 2013
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FX TV Network

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The Americans

The Americans, created by Joe Weisberg and starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich, is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Phillip and Elizabeth, who have two children who know nothing about their parents true identity.

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04x13 Persona Non Grata Aired: Jun. 08, 2016

The explosive season finale of The Americans finds Philip and Elizabeth in a high-stakes race against the FBI to recover a hazardous package. …

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The Americans Renewed For Two Last Seasons

FX has announced that an endgame plan has been finalized for The Americans. The veteran drama was renewed today for two final seasons that will conclude the series. The long lead time until the final episode should come as welcome news to fans, as it allows the showrunners ample time to plan out exactly how the story will end.
The network has ordered 13 episodes for Season 5 of The Americans, which will air in 2017. Then in 2018, 10 last episodes will wrap up the story, ending a successful run of the critically-acclaimed 80's spy drama, which has been a flagship series for FX since its premiere in 2013.

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  • In the Episode, "Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow," where EPCOT is an element there are several goofs. First the name is wrong. The word city is used rather than Community (likely due…
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    In the Episode, "Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow," where EPCOT is an element there are several goofs. First the name is wrong. The word city is used rather than Community (likely due to licensing reasons.) Next, the brochure on EPCOT shows a ferris wheel and a roller coaster. There was no ferris wheel anywhere near Orlando until 2014 and the only rollercoasters at Walt Disney World were Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The roller coaster itself never appeared in photos. No other coaster existed in Orlando at the time (with the exception of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which opened in 1980).
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  • Noah Emmerich initially turned down the role of Stan because he was tired of playing law enforcement parts. It was his friend and the show's producer/pilot director 'Gavin OConnor who…
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    Noah Emmerich initially turned down the role of Stan because he was tired of playing law enforcement parts. It was his friend and the show's producer/pilot director 'Gavin OConnor who convinced him to take a second look at the material.
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  • SPOILER: During Season 3, when Paige finds out about her parents' real identities, one of her many questions for them is why they don't have accents, to which Philip starts to explain that…
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    SPOILER: During Season 3, when Paige finds out about her parents' real identities, one of her many questions for them is why they don't have accents, to which Philip starts to explain that they were very well-trained to lose them. This interchange is an inside nod to the fact that in his real life, Matthew Rhys (the actor who plays Philip) speaks English with a strong Welsh accent. Like Philip, Rhys's first language was not English; also like Phillip, Rhys is able to imitate an American accent nearly flawlessly due to his extensive training (though in Rhys's case, his training was as an actor, not a spy).
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