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FX orders another season of Cold War-era spy thriller “The Americans”

FX's Cold War-era spy thriller "The Americans," which premiered in January, has already been approved for a second season with 13 episodes. The show has been compared to the Showtime espionage hit "Homeland"; the Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman wrote in January that "It's too early to really judge 'Americans' against 'Homeland,' but if the latter is getting away from what hooked you in the first place, then you might find what you're missing on 'Americans'."

Indeed, "The Americans" debuted with high ratings, and although fewer people tuned in after the first few weeks, ratings company Nielsen has attributed the decline to increased viewership on DVRs.

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