FX’s roster of January premieres is a little bit longer with the addition of new drama series “The Americans.”
The show, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as married KGB spies undercover in 1980s Washington, will premiere at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, Jan. 30, the cable channel says. It joins a midseason lineup on FX that also includes the returns of “Justified,” “Anger Management” and “Archer.”
The addition of “The Americans” will also give FX original programming on three consecutive nights — Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The show, created by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg, follows Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Rhys and Russell), whose marriage was arranged by the KGB but feels more and more real. Their two kids (Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati) don’t know mom and dad are spies — and neither does their new neighbor, Stan (Noah Emmerich, “Super 8”), at least not at first. That may change, as Stan is an FBI counterintelligence agent whose job is to ferret out foreign agents operating in the United States.
The series also stars Maximiliano Hernandez (“The Avengers,” “Ringer”) as Stan’s FBI partner. “Justified” creator Graham Yost is among the executive producers.