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Wilfred: Season Two Renewal for FX TV Series

Wilfred season twoAt the FX portion of the TCA press tour, network head John Landgraf announced the renewals of three comedies; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, and recent entry Wilfred.

Starring Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, and Dorian Brown, Wilfred is based on an Australian TV series of the same name. Paired with the season two return of Louie, the show debuted on June 23rd to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.55 million viewers. That represented the best premiere numbers for a comedy in the cable channel’s history.

The ratings held up well for episode two but then dropped by more than 30% for episode three. Fortunately, they didn’t stay at that level. This week’s episode hit a series low with a 0.6 demo rating and 1.40 million viewers but that’s understandable considering it aired opposite the return of Jersey Shore.

Thus far this season, Wilfred’s been averaging a 0.8 in the demo and 1.75 million. That’s significantly better than the cable’s other Thursday night comedy, Louie, which is benefiting from the Wilfred lead-in. FX is reportedly very happy with the pairing.

There’s no word on how many episodes FX has ordered for a second season but another 13 episodes seems likely. Louie’s been running during the summer months so if they continue linking the two shows, season two of Wilfred will probably debut next June. The season one finale of Wilfred is set to air on September 8th.

What do you think? Do you watch the TV series? Are you glad that Wilfred’s been renewed for season two or would have rather seen it be cancelled?

 

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Ashley September 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

Wilfred rocks.

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Anyone With A Sense Of Humor August 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

#WILRED #SUCKS!!!! #UNFUNNY! Frodo and Fido are not funny on any level! #CANCELLED!!!

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heather May 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

so glad, i cant for season 2 :) ยง

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denise January 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I and my friends LOVE Wilfred and are happy he’ll be back! Wilfred rules!

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Gray October 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Very happy to hear that Wilfred has been renewed for another season! I look forward to watching it every Thursday night and look forward to the laughs! This show ROCKS!

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tamoica October 13, 2011 at 11:26 pm

WILFRED is the best freaking show on tv. iwould really be disapointed if another season didnt come out im waiting fx.

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