‘Archer’ Expands Availability So Spectrum Customers Who Lost FXX Can Watch Final Season
19.09.2023 - 19:51
There is a new way for fans of Archer who have Spectrum cable but not Hulu to watch the FXX animated series’ 14th and final season. The Emmy-winning comedy has expanded the availability of its current 14th season by making episodes available post-premiere on VOD systems for the FX and FXX linear channels.
The issue arose after the new agreement between Disney and Spectrum parent Charter, which came together after 10 days of interrupted carriage, included the drop of eight Disney ad-supported cable networks, including FXX and FXM, from Spectrum platforms. As Deadline reported last week, FX brass were looking for solutions on Archer, which was seriously impacted as its final season had just premiered when the Disney networks went dark on Spectrum systems on Aug. 31.
Spectrum is the No.2 cable operator in the U.S. with 14.7 million customers, with FXX and the other discontinued networks losing close to 20% of their reach, which means that there is likely a sizable number of cable customers who lost access to Archer if they don’t subscribe to Hulu. (Archer is available next day on the streamer for new episodes, along with the current and prior seasons.)
The flagship FX network remains on Spectrum, so cable viewers will be able to watch the final episodes of Archer through that network’s VOD function. The first four episodes of season 14 are now being made available via VOD for subscribers to the linear FX and FXX channel everywhere.
FX executives likely will make a decision on the other popular FXX original series, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, which recently aired its 16th season, with the next season at least a year away. (The veteran comedy has been renewed through Season 18.)
Archer returns this Wednesday,
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