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THE RUSSIANS
April 1, 2015  | By David Bianculli  | 3 comments

FX, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

SERIES PREMIERE: FX has done so well with The Americans, it’s doubling down, presenting this new companion series, set in the present day, about American sleeper agents living in the former Soviet Union. There’s intrigue at the highest levels of government, including attempts to bug and influence the government’s inner circle as they invade the Ukraine, tolerate international sanctions, and act increasingly aggressive on the world stage. Based on the pilot, this is another quality series from a network that has invested strongly, and wisely, in well-written, complex TV dramas. In other words, FX, by Russian to present this overseas spy series, is Putin its money where its mouth is. If you tune to FX tonight at 10 ET, you’ll see The Americans – but if you run your TV through the Enigma code box converter (available at Radio Shack, but only if you act very, very quickly), you’ll be able to see this appropriately top-secret premiere episode.

 
 
 
 
 
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Peggy Hagen
I fell for it, too. I probably spent a 1/2 hr trying to figure out how to DVR it. I wound up thinking Verizon wasn't up to date and set it to record at 10!
Apr 2, 2015   |  Reply
 
 
Martha
Haha-:)
Apr 1, 2015   |  Reply
 
 
jane derby
April Fools?
Apr 1, 2015   |  Reply
 
Dan
Haha...Totally fell for it! (for a few secs)
Apr 1, 2015
 
 
 
 
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