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The first season of the animated television series, Archer originally aired in the United States on the cable network FX. The season started on September 17, 2009, with "Mole Hunt" and ended with "Dial M for Mother" on March 18, 2010, with a total of ten episodes.

Archer (season 1)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Original network FX
Original release September 17, 2009 – March 18, 2010
Season chronology
Next →
Season 2
List of Archer episodes



No. in
Title Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
1 1 "Mole Hunt" Adam Reed September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17) AR01001 0.91[1]
After Cyril and his mother start accusing Archer of spending company funds on personal items, Archer spreads a rumour that there is a mole, and then breaks into ISIS to alter his account records. It turns out that Krenshaw is indeed a mole, but Archer ends up shooting him.
2 2 "Training Day" Adam Reed January 14, 2010 (2010-01-14) XAR01002 1.82[1]
When Archer stops an assassination attempt, his ex Lana's loins froth, so Mallory asks Archer to train Cyril so he will seem more attractive to Lana. Archer is wise though, and tries to sabotage their plan.
3 3 "Diversity Hire" Adam Reed January 21, 2010 (2010-01-21) XAR01004 1.23[1]
After the death of yet another agent, ISIS needs a new operative and a racial minority, and Malory hires Conway Stern (voiced by Coby Bell) to fill the position. As Conway makes an impressive splash at ISIS, he quickly draws the suspicion of Lana. Meanwhile, Archer is worried that Conway has his sights set on marrying Malory and cutting him out of her will.
4 4 "Killing Utne" Adam Reed January 28, 2010 (2010-01-28) XAR01003 0.87[1]
To get a major client, Malory hires a German hit man and his twisted girlfriend to fake an assassination attempt during a dinner party, unaware the duo have been hired to really kill the man.
5 5 "Honeypot" Adam Reed & Tony Carbone February 4, 2010 (2010-02-04) XAR01005 0.62[1]

Archer has to seduce an enemy agent to recover incriminating video footage of his mother. The enemy agent however is a man.

Special guest stars: Thomas Lennon as Charles and Ron Perlman as Ramon Limon
6 6 "Skorpio" Adam Reed February 11, 2010 (2010-02-11) XAR01006 0.76[1]
Archer and Lana go on a mission to stop an arms dealer while Malory has a tryst with her KGB lover and reveals he may be Archer's father.
7 7 "Skytanic" Adam Reed February 18, 2010 (2010-02-18) XAR01007 0.87[1]
While on the maiden voyage of the luxury airship Excelsior, a bomb threat requires the attention of the ISIS agents. Malory eventually admits that she called in a false bomb threat as an excuse so she could get free tickets. Just as Lana calls Archer to tell him this news, he ironically finds a real bomb in the cargo hold.
8 8 "The Rock" Adam Reed & Boswell Cocker March 4, 2010 (2010-03-04) XAR01008 0.72[1]

When ODIN steals a contract away, Malory sends Archer and Lana to steal a priceless diamond as payback. However, the mission (and Cyril's plan to propose to Lana) are upset when the ISIS workers decide to go on strike for better pay.

Special guest star: Jeffrey Tambor as Len Trexler
9 9 "Job Offer" Adam Reed March 11, 2010 (2010-03-11) XAR01009 1.08[1]

ODIN offers Lana a job but Archer believes the offer is for him and accepts after he and Malory have a falling-out. It seems great at first, until his mother drunkenly puts out a burn notice on him.

Special guest star: Jeffrey Tambor as Len Trexler
10 10 "Dial M for Mother" Adam Reed March 18, 2010 (2010-03-18) XAR01010 0.76[1]
Archer is kidnapped and implanted with a mind control chip to try and kill Malory. Meanwhile, Lana tries to teach Cyril a lesson after cheating on her with several women (including Cheryl) while Pam attempts to lose her virginity with one of the co-workers.

Home releaseEdit

Archer: The Complete Season One
Set details Special features
  • 10 episodes
  • 2-disc set
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Original Unaired Pilot
  • Unaired Network Promo
  • The Making Of Archer: 3D
  • The Making Of Archer: Animation
  • The Making Of Archer: Art Direction
  • The Making Of Archer: Backgrounds
  • The Making Of Archer: Illustration
  • The Making Of Archer: Storyboards
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Pilot episodes of Louie and The League
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
December 28, 2010 May 3, 2011 March 3, 2011



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Seidman, Robert (January 27, 2010). ""Archer " Returns for Season 2, Here's a Season 1 Ratings Recap". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 

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