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FX Boss Promises Americans Renewal, Bets Big on Fargo

Fans of the FX drama The Americans may not have to wait much longer for good news about the show’s future.

“I expect we’ll have a formal Season 3 order announcement soon,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told reporters at an upfront news conference in New York Wednesday. “We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time.”

Although the show’s ratings are small (and have declined since the Season 2 premiere), Landgraf says the show’s audience increases as much as 400 percent when factoring in DVR users. “That’s a stunning level of DVR usage, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before,” he says. “It literally changes the equation. You wake up the next morning and get your Nielsen report card — it doesn’t mean very much. Everything’s gotten more complicated … which makes it interesting, but it isn’t the good old days where you can just pick the fruit right off the tree.”