FX has picked up a third season of its Emmy-winning anthology series “Fargo.”

The show, which is midway through its second season, hasn’t performed quite as well in the ratings as the first installment, but its near-universal critical acclaim and solid post-premiere numbers make the renewal no surprise. Showrunner Noah Hawley will be back on board for the third season.

“Year two of ‘Fargo’ is an extraordinary achievement, and given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of ‘Fargo’ takes us,” Eric Schrier, president of original programming for FX Networks, says in a statement.

“Fargo” has been drawing a 0.3 or 0.4 in adults 18-49 in same-day ratings this fall and averages about 1.2 million viewers. It routinely doubles its audience in Live +3 ratings, which FX uses as its primary measurement.

There’s no word yet on what Season 3’s story will be or whether it will be connected to either of the first two seasons.

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Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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