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A Funny Thing: Sean Canady Owes Elijah Wood an Apology – Here it Is

Our story this week: Sean Canady was a lovesick nerd in the heady, wild west days of the early internet. Looking for love in all the wrong chat rooms, he found respite in one distant and thus un-fuck-up-able relationship. But when the girl on the other end of the chat window stepped away for a few moments, her neighbor stepped in and everything changed.

Sean Canady is a comedian in New York. See him co-host The Big Shrink at UCBeast Feb 26th  or put him in your ears with The Sharon Spell Show podcast. He recorded his story at Oh Hey, Guys!, the storytelling open mic at UCBeast.


Jason Gann on The "Traumedy" of Wilfred

Sure, there might be plenty of bong hits and tennis-ball-fetching, but creator and star of Wilfred Jason Gann wants to make clear that the black humor of his new FX show isn't going to be scarified for a few leg humping jokes. "It’s a dark comedy that I call traumedy," Gann explains. "There’s the human trauma, and then the trauma that Wilfred goes through. We really hit some dark human emotions." So, of course, when producers tried to entice Gann into make an American Wilfred after having a 16-episode run in Australia, they naturally compared it to the most prominent traumedy of our time. "And then, they [...]

Wilfred Pilot Episode: "Happiness"

As far as casting goes, Elijah Wood seems like just the kind of guy to hallucinate a misanthropist talking dog. With his giant, frightened Precious Moments eyes and dapper type-A neatness, Wood's protagonist Ryan already seems to be at the brink of sanity when the pilot begins: here is Ryan typing up the fourth draft of his suicide note, here is Ryan blending his anti-anxiety meeds into a smoothie, here he is jumping rope in an effort to kill time before he dies. Here is Ryan meeting his psychological problems disguised in a dog costume.

FX Orders Wilfred, a Sitcom about Elijah Wood and His Alcoholic Dog

FX just ordered 11 episodes of a new comedy called WIlfred, which will star Elijah Wood. It sounds pretty insane! It'll be "about a guy, Ryan (Wood), the girl next door (Fiona Gubelmann), and mixed-breed dog, Wilfred (Jason Gann), who is part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender."

It's based on an Australian show of the same name, and creator of the original Jason Gann will play the titular/canine role. Consider my interest piqued. Look for it next summer.

'Wilfred' Is Getting a New Season and New Showrunners

FX has picked up Wilfred for a third season, and Deadline reports the show will have two new bosses in the writers' room when it comes back. David Zuckerman, who adapted Wilfred from the Australian original and served as showrunner for Seasons 1 and 2, is choosing to step down, and he's being replaced by two staff Wilfred writers/producers, Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné. This is FX's first sitcom pick-up since renewing Louie in August, and hopefully Wilfred will make it back for its new season before Louie does in 2014, which still sounds like a really long way away.

Wilfred Recap: "Trust"

I know we're only two weeks in to the show Wilfred, which is perhaps too early to expect a show to settle into its groove just yet. That being said, most shows don't have a talking man-beast that only one character can hear, so it makes sense that Wilfred would be run into some particular problems earlier than others.

Fight for Your Right: Revisited, or the Beastie Boys Dance Fight Through Time

The Beastie Boys' Fight For Your Right: Revisited, which aired last night on MTV and Comedy Central, is slow, creepy and downright bizarre. In the best way possible. During the short film, Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock trash an apartment at Stanley Tucci and Susan Sarandon's place with pie and a sledgehammer, get stabbed by Chloe Sevigny, and drop acid with Maya Rudolph. After destroying ever plate glass window in the city, the Boys' (played by Danny McBride, Seth Rogen and Elijah Wood) encounter themselves from the future (Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black), complete with Delorean. The only option when confronted with such a violation [...]

Kristen Wiig And Elijah Wood To Star In Dark Comedy Revenge For Jolly!

Kristen Wiig and Elijah Wood will star in Revenge For Jolly!, leading a fantastic-sounding cast that also includes Adam Brody, Kevin Corrigan, Garret Dillahunt, Bobby Moynihan, and Gillian Jacobs. The black comedy follows a man seeking vengeance for the death of his dog "who was killed under confusing and suspicious circumstances." Which is great, because no one can look confused like Garret Dillahunt (as Burt on Raising Hope) and Elijah Wood (as…every role he's ever played). Sounds promising.

Wilfred Fetches FX's Highest Pilot Ratings Ever

See how I wrote "fetches" since it's a show about a man-dog? God, it's 8:30am and I'm already killing it. Also killing it? Last week's premiere of Wilfred on FX, which pulled in 2.6 million viewers, 3.8 million including the encore showing. The show also rated a 1.2 among audience members 18-49, which is undoubtedly has studio executives frantically approving any and all projects involving giant upsetting animal suits. It's finally the furries time to shine!

Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Danny McBride to Play the Beastie Boys in New Video

Here's a still from the upcoming Beastie Boys video "Fight for Your Right Revisited," directed by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and starring Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Danny McBride as the Boys themselves. The video will be premiering at Sundance and will presumably find its way to the internet soon after.