Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 30, 2013
Status
New 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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02x13 Echo Aired: May. 21, 2014

No one is safe as Philip and Elizabeth evacuate their children while trying to complete the mission. Stan holds Nina's future in his hands. …

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FX Renews 'The Americans' For A Third Season
The FX cold war spy thriller The Americans has been renewed for a third season. Just halfway through its sophomore campaign, the drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys has earned at least one more year, with 13 episodes ordered for Season Three. Given the critical and public acclaim for the first season, and the continued success into the second, the announcement comes as no big surprise, but it is certainly welcome news for fans.

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  • The premise of this series is partly based on the true story that broke in 2010 of a cell of Russian Sleeper agents who had been "hiding in plain sight" in the United States for decades.…
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    The premise of this series is partly based on the true story that broke in 2010 of a cell of Russian Sleeper agents who had been "hiding in plain sight" in the United States for decades. Several of them had had children, coworkers, friends, and neighbors who all had no idea that they were spies. These agents were ultimately returned to Russia in a trade for some Americans who were being held by Russia.
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  • Joseph Weisberg created the show. Weisberg worked in the CIA's directorate of operations from 1990 to 1994. As a former agent, any script written by Weisberg must go in front of the CIA…
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    Joseph Weisberg created the show. Weisberg worked in the CIA's directorate of operations from 1990 to 1994. As a former agent, any script written by Weisberg must go in front of the CIA Publications Review Board.
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