Upfronts 2014: FX Boss Talks More Americans, Finite Fargo, Louie's 'Amazing' Return and More

The Americans Renewed Season 3Fans of The Americans should expect to spy “a formal Season 3 order soon,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf shared Wednesday morning at the cabler’s annual Upfront presentation.

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In surveying the FX/FXX slate, Landgraf also touted TV’s Coen Brothers-blessed take on Fargo (premiering April 15) as “one of the better things we’ve ever put on the network” — though he made clear that even in success, any possible Season 2 would spin a different story, that the Billy Bob Thornton/Martin Freeman caper is “not open-ended.”

Landgraf said that Louie‘s return after an extended break requested by series star/creator/editor/everything Louis CK resulted in “amazing” new episodes.

The new comedies Married (starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as marrieds) and You’re the Worst (which follows two self-destructive people who fall in love) will bow in June and “fit the premium comedy brand” that Louie established, Landgraf said. The new political/family drama Tyrant also premieres that month.

Also noted at FX Networks’ Upfront presentation:
* July will bring on Season 2 of The Bridge and Guillermo del Toro’s buzzy The Strain.
* Wilfred‘s fourth and final season will be unleashed this summer on FXX.
* Come September, you have Sons of Anarchy‘s final cycle, plus The League Season 6. American Horror Story: Freak Show — now costarring The Shield‘s Michael Chiklis — arrives in October.
* In early 2015, Archer will return, Justified will unload its final season, and you’ve got new comedies from Billy Crystal (The Comedians) and Tracy Morgan plus Season 10 of It’s Always Sunny (which is already picked up for Seasons 11 and 12).