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What's On TV This Week: 'Wilfred' Returns and 'The Boondocks' Airs Its Last Episode Ever

Prior to the start of the fourth and final season of Adult Swim's animated comedy The Boondocks, creator Aaron McGruder parted ways with the show and what's resulted has been an odd last season for a show that we dubbed its "gas leak year" in a feature a couple weeks back. That season comes to a close this week, with The Boondocks' series finale set to air tonight on Adult Swim. Elsewhere in the world of television comedy this week, Wilfred will air the season premiere of its third and final season on Wednesday, Melissa McCarthy is making the rounds to promote her new movie Tammy, and Nathan Fielder [...]

'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.

Watch the Season Premiere of 'Wilfred' Right this Second

Wilfred's second season is set to premiere on June 28 on FX but you can watch the first episode on the Internet right now. (Hell, you might already be watching it.) Robin Williams makes an appearance as a psychiatrist, because it's his favorite profession to act as other than a jumanji. (He played a jumanji in Jumanji, right?) The first couple minutes focuses on whether Wilfred does or does not appear as a human in a dog costume. It's a real Wilfred-they-won't-they story.

Jason Gann Talks About Australia's Reaction to the American Wilfred Remake

When I spoke to Jason Gann ahead of last week's trippy first season finale of Wilfred, I wanted to know about how the folks back home regarded the prospect of remaking the cult hit for American audiences. I started with Gann's co-creator and Aussie co-star, Adam Zwar, who gave up control of the show so Gann could make the adaptation.

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 [...]

FX Renews 'Wilfred' for a Fourth and Final Season

FX has renewed Wilfred for a fourth season, which will be the show's last, THR reports. The series will move to FX's sister network FXX, where it'll join other ex-FX comedies like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Unlike previous seasons, which ran for 13 episodes a piece, the fourth season of the Elijah Wood/talking dog series will be 10 episodes long.

David Zuckerman, who created the US version of Wilfred (based on the Australian show of the same name), will return as co-showrunner for the final season. Zuckerman was showrunner on the first and second seasons of the show. Zuckerman [...]

FX Renews 'Louie' and Other Shows

FX has picked up  Louie for a fourth season because it's the best and they aren't monsters. The show has been averaging a 1.2 18-49 rating, which isn't earth shattering but it's solid for FX and Louis is able to make his show very cheaply. Russell Brand's BrandX also got renewed for seven more episodes that will air in the fall with some "creative changes." Also, Wilfred is likely to get renewed in the near future, as its rating are up 12% this season. Which brings us to Anger Management, which will likely get picked up for 90 more episodes. The network won't make a final decision until the [...]

Robin Williams Will Visit the Wilfred Premiere

Robin Williams will guest star in the season premiere of Wilfred on June 28. Which brings your reasons to watch FX on June 28 up to three million and one.

More Seasons of Louie, It's Always Sunny, Wilfred On The Way

It looks like you've been spared again from the cold vacuum of your existential dread, because Louie, Wilfred and It's Always Sunny have all been renewed for another season! Sunny actually scored two more seasons, bringing it's total up to nine. The hours you've been saved from examining the unfathomable mystery of our existence remain uncountable.

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.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Wilfred' Season 2

The third season of Wilfred premieres this week, but you can start slobbering now because the second season of the dark comedy is available on DVD and Blu-Ray today! A story of man and man's best friend, the FX series follows Ryan Newman, played by Elijah Wood, and his anthropomorphic dog, Wilfred, played by series co-creator Jason Gann, the only actor held-over from the original Australian series. Developed for American television by the original showrunner for Family Guy, David Zuckerman, Wilfred's second season resolves the cliff-hanger finale of season one, and finds Wilfred confronting Ryan with life's most serious questions concerning love, happiness, [...]

'Anger Management' Is Way More Popular than Everything On Cable Ever, 'Louie' Is Doing Well, 'BrandX with Russell Brand' Is Solid

Watched by 5.47 million people (2.65 million 18-49), last night's Anger Management premiere was the most watched cable comedy premiere ever. And then the second episode ended up beating it, with 5.74 million (2.89 million 18-49). For some comparison, this is well above what The Office brought in every week last season. If you remember, if Anger Management maintains a certain rating, they'll be automatically renewed for 90 episodes. I think it's pretty safe to say, we better get used to seeing Charlie manage anger.

On the bright side, both Wilfred and Louie are looking solid. Based on last year's averages, they are up 71% and 55% respectively. [...]

FX Is Putting A Lot of Eggs in the June 28 Basket

Louie, Wilfred, Charlie Sheen's Anger Management, and Russell Brand's Strangely Uplifting will all premiere on FX on the same day, June 28. Here are some things that could go wrong with this programming strategy:

- a nationwide power outage on June 28

- Charlie Sheen and Russell Brand strike up a huge beef in May when Charlie and Katy Perry are seen canoodling at a club, forcing the viewing public to choose sides and not watch the enemy's show

- someone really, really famous (Oprah?) dies on June 28 and everyone's too busy looking at Twitter to watch TV

- cable installers schedule a union strike [...]

FX Unveils Fall Comedy Premiere Dates, IFC Plans Marathon of Aussie Wilfred

FX, which is quickly becoming the AMC of comedy with it's almost universally awesome original comedy programming, has just released its Fall premiere schedule. Here's what's going down: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia starring Fat Mac comes back Thursday, September 15th at 10PM, The League comes back Thursday, October 6th at 10:30PM and Archer is coming back for a "special 3-week run," whatever that means, on Thursday, September 15th at 10:30PM.

In other FX-related news, IFC is planning to air a marathon of the original Aussie version of Wilfred on July 31st at noon. Set your DVRs and you'll have the full eight-episode run all to yourself. [...]