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FX’s ‘The Americans’ Will See a Third Season

FX’s popular series The Americans has been renewed for a third season. The show is currently half way through its second season, and it has received a 13-episode season renewal by FX Networks.

The Americans first premiered in January 2013, and has since seen a successful run. The television show continued its second season in February 2014, and is now planning its 3rd season in 2015. The Americans stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as husband and wife, and Noah Emmerich as an FBI agent.

The Americans takes place in 1981 just after the election of President Ronald Reagan. The show follows a married couple’s complicated lives of juggling a normal suburban family, but with the added difficulty of being KGB spies. The series was created and executive produced by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent himself.

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AFI names 10 best movies, TV shows of 2013

'The Good Wife' is one of ten television shows picked for the AFI Award.
‘The Good Wife’ is one of ten television shows picked this year for an AFI Award.

With December quickly coming to an end, The American Film Institute has announced its pick of top 10 films and 10 television shows of 2013. AFI reveals its nominees each year of movies and shows that “best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike and/or make a mark on American society.” The American Film Institute presents the AFI Awards each year, which are carefully selected by a jury of AFI members, scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees.

Below are this year’s top picks (in alphabetical order):

Film
1. American Hustle
2. Captain Phillips
3. Fruitvale Station
4. Gravity
5. Her
6. Inside Llewyn Davis
7. Nebraska
8. Saving Mr. Banks
9. 12 Years a Slave
10. The Wolf of Wall Street

Television
1. The Americans
2. Breaking Bad
3. Game of Thrones
4. The Good Wife
5. House of Cards
6. Mad Men
7. Masters of Sex
8. Orange is the New Black
9. Scandal
10. Veep

AFI aims to appreciate the community of talented storytellers by awarding them this honor. Last year, eight of the overall nine best picture Oscar nominees made AFI’s list.

View full story at The Hollywood Reporter.