Archer (R) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Adam Reed for the basic cable network FX. It follows the exploits of a dysfunctional group of secret agents—Sterling Archer and seven of his colleagues—Malory Archer, Lana Kane, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey, Ray Gillette, Cyril Figgis, and Dr. Algernop Krieger. The premise of Archer has evolved in subsequent seasons with the introduction of new character arcs, settings, and serialized narratives. Beginning with the eighth season in 2017 the series moved to the FXX network.
The show was conceived by Reed shortly after the cancellation of his Adult Swim comedy Frisky Dingo. It draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including the James Bond franchise. The show’s hallmarks include rapid-fire dialogue, meta-comedy and cultural references. The show is produced using limited animation and takes its visual style from mid-century comic art. The cast members record their lines individually, and the show regularly employs guest actors for supporting characters.
Archer TV Show Information
- Channel: FX and FXX
- First Aired: October 5, 2011
- Episode length: 19-24 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 8
- Creator: Adam Reed
- Voices: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Lucky Yates
- Genre: Adult Animation, Animated sitcom, Black comedy, Action, Spy fiction (Seasons 1-4, 6), Crime fiction (Season 5), Detective fiction (Season 7), Neo-noir (Season 8)
How To Watch Archer
There are several different ways to watch Archer without cable. This TV show is aired on FXX. To find which online TV streaming services have FXX as part of their channel lineup you can read our streaming services review. You can use a streaming service to watch on-demand or on live television.
It is also possible to buy this TV show on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW as a download or rent it on Microsoft Store online. Below are our top choices to watch Archer.
Stream Archer With Hulu
Hulu is both a live TV streaming service and an on-demand streaming service. You can either watch Archer live as it airs or you can watch the most recent season and episodes on-demand. Plans begin at $40/month. To learn more about this service read our Hulu review.
Live Stream Archer With DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is a live TV streaming service. Subscribers of the base package get access to FXX. With this streaming service, you can watch Archer live as it airs on TV. Plans start at $35/month and include 60+ channels. There are no annual contracts or cumbersome satellite dishes. To learn more about this service read our DIRECTV NOW review.
Watch Archer With Sling TV
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service. You can watch this show live as it airs or you can watch it on-demand. FXX comes standard in most viewing markets on the base channel package which starts at $20. The good news is that Sling TV regularly offers free devices if you prepay a few months. To learn more about this service read our Sling TV review.
Watch Archer On-Demand With Netflix
Netflix is an on-demand streaming service. Netflix lets you binge-watch entire seasons of Archer. This is the least expensive way to catch this amazing TV show as plans begin at $7.99/month. To learn more about this service read our Netflix review.
Which Devices Stream Archer
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Archer. To learn more click on the icons below or read our streaming device guide.