FX Renews Comedies ‘Wilfred,’ ‘Louie’ and ‘It’s Always Sunny’

by | August 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, Wilfred

Jason Gann and Elijah Wood on "Wilfred." (FX)

Jason Gann and Elijah Wood on "Wilfred." (FX)

FX has renewed three of its most successful comedies. Freshman hit “Wilfred,” starring Elijah Wood, has been picked up for a 13-episode second season. “Louie,” created by and starring Emmy-nominated comedian Louis C.K., has been renewed for a 13-episode third season. Long-running comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been renewed for two more seasons (8 & 9), with an option to go to Season 10.

“’Louie’ and ‘Wilfred’ are two extraordinary shows, and it gives all of us at FX great pleasure to see them continue on our air,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks. “Both shows are ambitious, surprising, courageous, funny, and unlike any other comedies on television. We couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Currently in its second season, “Louie” is averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers. “Wilfred,” meanwhile, has grown to become FX’s highest-rated first season comedy series ever, averaging 4.8 million weekly viewers.

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Of the “Sunny” renewal, Landgraf said, “’It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ not only became a hit, but the cornerstone of FX’s successful comedy brand. In embracing a low-cost production model and taking less money upfront, Rob [McElhenney, Glenn [Howerton] and Charlie [Day] were afforded more creative freedom, a true financial partnership and less pressure on ratings, so there was time to let the show find an audience. Sunny established a production model that is becoming favored by many in the creative community and led to ‘The League,’ ‘Archer,’ ‘Louie’ and ‘Wilfred.’”

“Louie” and “Wilfred” will air their season finales on Sept 8. “It’s Always Sunny” returns for a seventh season on Sept. 15 at 10/9c.

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