Archer is an American adult animated spy sitcom created by Adam Reed for the FX network. The series focuses on the life and exploits of Sterling Archer, the self-proclaimed world's greatest secret agent. The first four seasons focus on him working for the fictional spy agency ISIS, under his mother, Malory. Since then, they have become drug dealers, arms dealers, CIA agents, private investigators and most recently, post-World War II detectives with the first episode taking place in 1947. The series premiered on September 17, 2009. On June 21, 2016, FX renewed the series for an eighth, ninth, and tenth season, each to consist of eight episodes. The eighth season premiered on April 5, 2017, with the series moving to sister network FXX.