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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05x13 The Soviet Division Aired: May. 30, 2017

We find Philip and Elizabeth racing against the clock as a life hangs in the balance, while Stan faces an uncertain future. (Season Finale)

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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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  • 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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  • The actors who play married couple Elizabeth and Philip Jennings on this show, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, also started dating in their real lives (in 2014). In January 2016, Us Weekly…
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    The actors who play married couple Elizabeth and Philip Jennings on this show, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, also started dating in their real lives (in 2014). In January 2016, Us Weekly reported that Russell was four months pregnant with their first child together, and that summer, Russell gave birth to a son, Sam.
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  • On the wall of the inner office at Philip and Elizabeth's travel agency, there's a large poster advertising travel to Patagonia. Matthew Rhys starred in Patagonia (2010), speaking his native…
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    On the wall of the inner office at Philip and Elizabeth's travel agency, there's a large poster advertising travel to Patagonia. Matthew Rhys starred in Patagonia (2010), speaking his native language, Welsh.
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