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‘The Americans’ Season 2 Premiere Ratings Fall Sharply From Series Premiere

The Season 2 premiere of FX’s spy drama “The Americans” held both bad and good ratings news for the series Wednesday night. The premiere dropped off heavily from last year’s season premiere, but landed on a par with the show’s Season 1 average. According to preliminary numbers, the Season 2 premiere of “The Americans” — which stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as a pair of Reagan-era Russian spies going undercover as a suburban American couple — drew 1.9 million total viewers, a 41 percent decline from last January’s series premiere. Read More... //www.thewrap.com/americans-season-2-premiere-ratings-fall-sharply-series-premiere-hold-steady-season-1-average/

'The Americans': Why the Jennings are a Great American TV Family

The Americans was easily one of the greatest new dramas to burst onto the TV landscape in 2013. There is some well-deserved excitement and anticipation for its second season that based off the previews looks like it will serve up more compelling drama and intense action. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys) Jennings are a perfect example of the type of intriguing anti-heroes that can shine on cable television. The thing that is often ignored is that the couple along with their two children are a near perfect example and symbol of the Great American TV family. Except for that whole being Russian spies thing and their marriage largely being a cover, of course.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/the-americans/the-americans-why-the-jennings-52716.aspx

'The Americans' Season 2 premiere: Death, family and video piracy in 'Comrades'

When "The Americans" comes back for Season 2, it doesn't mess around. Only one hour into the new season, and "Comrades" has already served up mass murder (twice), family drama, sex (sorry Paige!), betrayals, a mail-delivery robot (!!!!!) and Meryl Streep. It's going to be one heck of a season.Back in actionSome time has passed since the Season 1 finale -- long enough for Philip to run an entire operation with some Afghans (and then kill them) and for Elizabeth to fully recover from that gunshot wound. She comes home just in time for Henry's birthday, and everyone is happy and smiling. That is, they're happy and smiling until Philip and Elizabeth leave for "date night."Naturally, the only dating happening is with other people. The Jennings and a new couple -- also in Directorate S -- set up a Lockheed employee with sex and misdirection. Then they go talk about the kids. This other... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/the-americans-season-2-premiere-death-family-and-video-piracy-in-comrades.html

'The Americans' Matthew Rhys: Philip Jennings' marriages, goals and fears in Season 2

With the return of "The Americans" for Season 2, audiences return to the early 1980s and the Cold War world of Soviet spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. Matthew Rhys talked to reporters recently about Philip's espionage, two marriages and fears in the new season.Where are Philip and Elizabeth at in their marriage?Matthew Rhys: This season, as opposed to last season where we saw Philip and Elizabeth struggle with each other in the relationship, they're a much stronger front as a unit, and we see them as a family -- as a unit in that respect -- face a lot more sort of prevailing and present danger that's encroaching on the Jennings' household.How is this improved relationship going to impact their spy work?All of the sudden these two people that have fulfilled a very specific mandate all these years about sleeping with people for information -- suddenly their feelings become real, and the green-eyed monster... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/the-americans-matthew-rhys-philip-jennings-marriages-goals-and-fears-in-season-2.html

The Americans Season 2 Premiere 2014 “Comrades”

The Americans  Season Episode 1 “Comrades” airs Wednesday February 26 2013 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis:  The Americans Season 2 Episode 1 “Comrades” – Elizabeth comes back from her injury and straight into what should have been a routine mission – but it goes awry, leaving her and Philip in fear not only for themselves but for their whole network… and family. Paige’s suspicions have only grown in her mother’s absence. Meanwhile, Stan continues to fall for the Russian agent who has started to play him. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/02/26/the-americans-season-2-premiere-2014-comrades/

The Americans Season 2: Sex, Family Time, Disguise, Injuries, Endgame and More [9 Fun Facts]

The Americans  returns for its second season this week, but before you dig into what is bound to be another exciting season, how about I share some fun facts and highlights from the Television Critic Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour panel which featured series stars Keri Russell (Elizabeth), Matthew Rhys (Phillip), Noah Emmerich (Stan), and executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/02/25/the-americans-season-2-sex-family-time-disguise-injuries-endgame-and-more-9-fun-facts/

'The Americans' Season 2 promo: Will Paige learn her parents' dark secrets?

At the end of "The Americans" Season 1, Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor) began to suspect her parents were keeping secrets. She couldn't have figured out quickly that Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) were Soviet spies, but will she make the connection in the upcoming Season 2?A promo for the new season indicates that it is possible.Very little is learned from the footage in the video, but it is clear that Paige has been snooping into her parents' lives, possibly on more than one occasion. There's a lot to hide too -- in the promo alone, Philip and Elizabeth are seen pulling guns on enemies and impersonating prostitutes. A teenage girl in the suburbs would be rather shocked by that."The Americans" Season 2 premieres Feb. 26.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/the-americans-season-2-promo-will-paige-learn-her-parents-dark-secrets.html

'The Americans' Season 2 premiere set for February

FX celebrated the day-after-Christmas by breaking the unofficial TV news moratorium to announce that "The Americans" will return on Wednesday, February 26 at 10 p.m.  Read More... //www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/the-americans-season-2-premiere-set-for-february

'The Americans' Season 2 Promos Show Russian Roulette, Spies in Hiding (Video)

Two promos for the second season of FX's Cold War drama The Americans have debuted online. In the first one, viewers hear someone entering a room, dialing a phone number and saying, "I didn't tell them anything," while the camera pans across the inside of a closet to reveal Philip ( Matthew Rhys ) and Elizabeth ( Keri Russell ) hiding amid the clothes.  Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/J5PYZOWx6Cw/story01.htm