FX announced today that it has ordered a third season of The Americans–the Cold War-era spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys (who are a couple in real life too apparently).  Season 3 will consist of 13 episodes.  The second season of The Americans is currently airing on FX and has 6 episodes left.  If you include DVR playback, The Americans averages roughly 3.1 million viewers a week.  The season finale of The Americans is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st.

CJ and I are fans of The Americans and have been enjoying this second season as much as we enjoyed the first.  If you haven’t ever watched, I recommend starting from the beginning.  The show is set in 1981 just after Ronald Regan was elected president.  Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are KGB spies (who are married) posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C.  Personally, I can’t help but root for the KGB spies, even though, I suppose they are technically the “bad guys.”  If you want to know why to watch The Americans check out this post:



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