FX’s critically acclaimed spy drama ‘The Americans’ returns for Season 4 on March 16

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FX’s critically acclaimed spy drama ‘The Americans’ returns for Season 4 on March 16

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FX’s hit drama “The Americans” is making its Season 4 premiere tonight at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. The first episode of the new season is titled “Glanders” and will pick up where last season’s finale ended.

“The Americans” centers on the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., in the 1980s. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell star as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, whose arranged marriage faces many trials as a result of the network of spies and informants under their control during the Cold War. At the start of this season, the couple has to grapple with the KGB’s desire to pull their 14-year-old daughter into the family business, among other complications.

“The series has cemented it status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best show on TV, and we couldn’t agree more,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, when the Season 4 order was announced last year.

“It’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a show like this with the immensely talented and immeasurably supportive team at FX and Fox 21 Television Studios,” said series creator Joe Weisberg and executive producer Joel Fields. “We are blessed with an extraordinary cast and crew and grateful that we’ll all be able to continue telling this story that we love so much.”

Alongside Matthew and Keri, “The Americans” stars Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Alison Wright, Richard Thomas, Noah Emmerich, Annet Mahendru, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, Margo Matrindale, Frank Langella and Susan Misner. Graham Yost, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are the executive producers, while Chris Long is an executive producers and director.

Learn more about “The Americans” on the show’s website, where you can acquaint yourself with each character and access video clips, photos and merchandise. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date and see exclusive content.

Season 4 of “The Americans” kicks off with “The Glanders” on March 16, at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. Episodes will be available on FXNOW starting March 17.