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The Best Seasons of 'Archer'

List RulesVote up the best seasons of Archer.

For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Archer, with the help of your votes. Starring the multi-talented H. Jon Benjamin as the titular Sterling Archer, this comedy about secret agents has grown more popular than FX could have ever imagined. It's hard to argue that Archer isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? Some of the most memorable episodes of Archer come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Archer are, let's rank every Archer season from best to worst.

Archer is an adult animated sitcom created by Adam Reed. Archer premiered on FX September 17, 2009. In the seasons since, the show has experimented with tropes and contained arcs, transforming from a more traditional show (however traditional an animated series about irresponsible spies can be) to an anthology with seasons set everywhere from Sterling’s subconscious to a remote South Pacific island.

From cancer scares to drug deals gone wrong, the show has really done it all. What season of Archer really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up the top Archer seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Archer season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

If you haven't seen the new season of Archer, please know there might be spoilers below. If you're all caught up and want something new to watch, you can check out more shows like Archer.

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    Archer - Season 1

    The first season of Archer premiered on September 17, 2009 and contains 10 episodes. This season introduces Archer as a self-absorbed and arrogant - though competent - agent who seeks only to use the agency's resources for a luxurious life.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Diversity Hire," "Moneypot," and "The Rock."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Archer teaches Cyril Krav Maga.
    • Pam seduces a coworker.
    • Archer is kidnaped.
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    Archer - Season 5

    The fifth season of Archer premiered on January 13, 2014 and contains 13 episodes. This season finds ISIS disbanding and its members starting a new venture.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "A Kiss While Dying," "Smugglers' Blues," and "Palace Intrigue." 

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Archer confronts his fear of crocodiles.
    • Archer helps deliver Lana's baby.
    • Cheryl becomes a country music superstar.
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    Archer - Season 11

    The eleventh season of Archer premiered on September 16, 2020, and has 8 episodes. In this season, Archer awakes from his three-year coma and is ready to get back into the world of spying.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Double Date," "The Orpheus Gambit," and "Caught Napping."

    Memorable moments from Season 11 include:

    • The gang has to readjust after getting used to Archer's absence.
    • A murder mystery is solved in Antartica.
    • AJ is kidnapped.
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    Archer - Season 6

    The sixth season of Archer premiered on January 8, 2015 and contains 13 episodes. This season finds ISIS reactivated and carrying out the same old crazy missions.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Three to Tango," "Nellis," and "Reignition Sequence."
     

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • Archer explains why Ireland is an Axis power.
    • Pam climbs up a building with Archer's and Lana's child.
    • The team is blacklisted by the CIA.
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