Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

FX sets 'The Americans' Season 2 premiere date

See also

FX announced Thursday (Dec. 26) the premiere date for Season 2 of "The Americans," Deadline reports. The series will return for a second season on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10/9 p.m. CT.

"The Americans" stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as two sleeper KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban D.C. in the early 1980s. It co-stars Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati.

Season 1 guest stars Susan Misner, Annet Mahendru and Alison Wright have also been promoted to series regulars, while Margo Martindale will return as Elizabeth (Russell) and Phillip's (Rhys) KGB handler Claudia.

The premiere date announcement comes a day after reports surfaced that Russell and Rhys are a couple in real life. Russell announced earlier this month that she and her husband Shane Deary have split after seven years of marriage.

The drama debuted to 5.1 million viewers in January, ranking as FX’s most-watched drama debut to date ahead of the premieres of "Sons Of Anarchy" and "American Horror Story." The cable network renewed the show in February with a 13-episode order.

Season 2 of "The Americans" will open with Philip going undercover as a Texan. Production on the second season is currently underway in New York City.

Related: FX's 'The Americans' promotes two guest stars to regulars for Season 2

Subscribe to this column to receive all of the latest TV news directly to your inbox. You can also follow me on Tumblr.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    Pat Bowlen steps down as Broncos owner following Alzheimer's diagnosis
    Video
    NFL Buzz
  • Tina Fey
    See why Tina Fey is possibly the most popular woman in comedy at the moment
    Today's Buzz
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger promotes 'Get On Up' in New York, including Apollo Theater premiere
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Boyhood
    The new film 'Boyhood' chronicles twelve years of one boy's life
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Buffy
    We're counting down ten of the finest episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
    Camera
    7 Photos

Related Videos:

  • 'Frozen' Sing-A-Long
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518326266" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518326266&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Lucy Lawless
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517131199" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517131199&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Orphan Black, Season 2, Iconic Image
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518196524" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518196524&autoStart=true"></div>