9:00pm – Tuesday, June 5 on ABC2
Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillance is daunting and dangerous, every covert operation and global crisis is actually just another excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain.
The series features the highly skilled and incredibly vain master spy, Sterling Archer; Archer’s fellow agent and ex-girlfriend, Lana Kane; and Archer’s domineering mother and the director of ISIS, Malory Archer.
Other characters include Cyril Figgis – the easily intimidated comptroller-turned-ISIS-agent; Cheryl Taunt – Malory’s loquacious secretary; Pam Poovey – the discordant director of human resources for ISIS; Ray Gillette – the gay voice of reason at ISIS; Krieger – ISIS’s possibly mad scientist; and Woodhouse – Archer’s elderly and always exploited butler.
In this first episode – Mole Hunt – Malory questions discrepancies in Archer’s ISIS expense account, so he attempts to access the agency’s mainframe computer to cover his tracks. Meanwhile, the hunt is on for a mole; and Cyril and Lana’s Friday night dinner date is interrupted by work.