IFC has announced that season three of their David Cross series, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, will kick off on Thursday, January 7th, at 10pm. The last original episode aired in 2012 but the cable channel has decided to revive it. There are six episodes in the third season of the comedy series.
Here’s the press release:
THE LONG ANTICIPATED THIRD SEASON OF DAVID CROSS’ “TODD MARGARET” RETURNS TO IFC ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
Guest Star Jack McBrayer Joins the Cast with Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn Returning
NEW YORK, NY — October 8, 2015 — Just ahead of a special New York Comic Con screening tomorrow, IFC announced that the third season of its original comedy series Todd Margaret starring David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show), will premiere on Thursday, January 7, 2016 with the first three episodes of the six-episode series airing back-to-back beginning at 10pm ET/PT. The remaining three episodes will premiere the following week on Thursday, January 14 at 10pm ET/PT.
From the creative mind of Emmy(R) Award winner Cross, this tale of an American’s business snafus in London picks up after Todd Margaret reluctantly blew up the world at the close of season two. Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) joins the cast while guest stars Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners 2), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men) and Russ Tamblyn (Django Unchained) return to the series playing familiar characters… with a twist.
“Since we last saw Todd Margaret, which we thought was actually the last time we’d see him, this show has become a favorite among comedy fans,” commented Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president. “Only David Cross could write his way around destroying the world to resurrect this character and story in a way that’s mind blowing and completely hilarious.”
Throughout the first two seasons, Todd Margaret bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle, instigates a biohazard emergency at a major grocery store, gets swindled out of his Thunder Muscle stock by Turkish terrorists, disgraces a national tribute to fallen soldiers, gets arrested for breaking into Parliament, and, at the conclusion of season two, inadvertently blows up the world. In season three, fans will meet a very different Todd as the creators guide them on a journey where nothing is what it seems.
Season one delivered over one million total viewers to IFC while the second season jumped +50% to nearly 1.6 million viewers. IFC will give audiences the chance to catch up on seasons one and two ahead of the season three debut by airing a Thanksgiving Day marathon of all 12 episodes beginning at 10pm. IFC will also air the first two seasons weekly with two episodes airing every Thursday night at 10 and 10:30pm beginning Thursday, November 26. The first two seasons also continue to be available on Netflix and DVD.
Todd Margaret is produced for IFC by Merman in the UK. The series is written by Cross, Shaun Pye (Extras) and Mark Chappell (A Young Doctor’s Notebook). The producer for Merman is Clelia Mountford and David Cross is an executive producer. Zodiak Rights distribute Todd Margaret internationally.
Todd Margaret is based on an original series by RDF Television, part of the Zodiak Media Group.
Source: Nielsen. IFC. Todd Margaret season 1 (10/1/10-11/5/10, Fri 10p), season 2 (1/6/12-2/10/12, Fri 10:30p). Cumulative total based on Live+7 P2+ delivery for premiere airings only.
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What do you think? Have you watched this comedy series? Do you plan to watch season three?