Although Jessica Walter has been a regular fixture on TV for
over four decades, earning an Emmy for the 1974 miniseries, Amy Prentiss
, Walter’s most popular work
has been on two short-lived, cult series, Dinosaurs
and Arrested Development
. However, FX’s
animated series about a spy agency, on which she voices the matriarch, a seemingly
always-drunk Mallory Archer, is proving to surpass both.
“I’ve never been in a show that’s lasted that long,” Walter tells
ETonline about Archer
, which returns
on March 31 for its seventh season.
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The series -- which again, dispenses with its original
concept for a revamped concept about private detectives in Los Angeles -- has continued
to earn new diehard fans with each new season. And Walter says this year will
be no different, despite any reservations over its Magnum, P.I.
“It's a fresh take on everything,” the 75-year-old actress
says. “There is a lot of fun to be made of Hollywood and private eyes.” For
Mallory, she will find herself no longer in charge as her former agency of
spies goes from hired CIA hands to a private investigative agency. The character
will also go undercover as a Hollywood producer to protect a film from