With Fox series such as The Simpsons and Family Guy having set the standard for network animated comedy, it may have been only a matter of time before cable sibling FX would try its hand at the genre. And judging by its new spy series Archer, premiering Thursday, Jan. 14, the cable net seems to have raised—and simultaneously lowered—the bar.
From creator Adam Reed (Adult Swim's Sealab 2021), Archer revolves around a group of super sleuths who spend more time navel-gazing than actually spying. Oh, and, Spoiler Alert, the show revels in its often hilarious, if, at times, filthy, inappropriateness.
Mediaweek correspondent Alan Frutkin talks with cast member Aisha Tyler about her role on the series, dirty jokes, and the collaborative process of making great comedy.
Check out Alan's video below: