Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 6At today’s TCA,  Archer executive producer Matt Thompson and creator Adam Reed addressed the radical show overhaul that has changed Sterling TCADeadline__140109155905Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and other characters from spies to drug dealers. They joked that FX was on board with this “terrible business decision.” Said Reed cheerfully: It was like: This was going to be great, but we are having daily panic attacks since then. It was a terrible idea.”

Producers also announced the February 17 release of a “real country album” as an adjunct to Archer’s introduction of character Cheryl’s (Judy Greer’s) new alter-ego, country singer Cherlene. The album will debut on the same day as the show’s “Danger Zone” episode featuring Kenny Loggins as “bad-boy “K. Log,” a “bastard image of himself.” Greer does not do her own singing on either the album or the show: “I do not have an awesome voice,” she confessed on the panel.