FX’s underwatched 1980s set spy drama series, The Americans, which stars Keri Russell (Felicity) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers and Sisters) as Soviet KGB Spies living as an American family, has been picked up for another 2 seasons. Seasons 5 and 6 of The Americans is set to run a combined 23 episodes. and will bring the series to a conclusion. “We’re so grateful to know we’ll be telling the story to its conclusion,” said series Showrunners Joe Weisberg (Damages) and Joel Fields (Rizzoli & Isles) in a joint statement.
The Americans is nearing the completion of its 4th season on FX. Though the series has not had strong ratings, it has been in the AFI’s top 10 list of TV shows for the 3 years it has been eligible for (so far). The Americans has also received the highest honor of best drama from The Critics Choice Television Awards for all 3 of its eligible years. in 2015, the series received a Peabody award.