'Archer' lands...Burt Reynolds

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The animated Reynolds Credit:Floyd County Productions/FX

Under the category Whatever Happened to...? file this: Burt Reynolds will guest-star next season on FX’s animated “Archer.”

This may or may not be exciting to the viewers FX usually attracts, many of whom are too young to remember a time when Reynolds was famous for something other than being, well, Burt Reynolds, but it’s definitely exciting to FX, which released the following statement from “Archer” creator Adam Reed:

"I think the only person on the planet who’s a bigger fan of Burt Reynolds than me is Sterling Archer. Archer constantly tries to imitate Burt and always raves about Burt’s movies and all-around awesomeness. So to have Burt recording voice-overs for the show was just amazing.”

In the episode, which won’t air until January — when the spy spoof begins its third season — the 75-year-old Reynolds plays himself as a love interest for Agent Archer’s mother, Malory, who’s also his boss.
And as you can see here, the animated Burt cleans up nicely.

The non-animated one's not bad, either.