FX Renews Wilfred for Season 3

By Tim Surette

Nov 01, 2012

Is Ryan crazy? Is he sane? Is Wilfred real? Is he a demon from Hell posing as a man in a dog suit in an attempt to fracture Ryan's psyche with bong hits and poor advice? We may find out someday, or we may spend another season chasing our tails 'til we're dizzy, because FX has renewed Wilfred for a third season.

But the series will return without its creator David Zuckerman (technically, he's the man who adapted the Australian version of the show for American audiences) at the wheel, as he is stepping down from his duties as showrunner. FX says the choice was Zuckerman's. Writers Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné will take his place, while Zuckerman remains on as an executive producer.

Wilfred has shown moments of absolute brilliance, but it's also stumbled under some of the weight it's put on by trying to be more than just a typical sitcom. The series constantly toys with questions surrounding Ryan's sanity, but it also constantly falls back on being a comedy; as a result, there's never a lot of progress with regard to actually answering those questions. It's a blessing and a curse, because what makes the show so unique is also what's holding it back from being the show we keep waiting for it to be. Still, even if it doesn't always fulfill its potential as a new breed of serialized comedy, it never fails to leave me laughing week in and week out.

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  • DavidJackson8 Nov 01, 2012

    Cool.

  • Whedonrules Nov 01, 2012

    This is great news! A great day for the best half hour comedy few people watch. Some day boring run of the mill actors who kiss media ass better than they make comedy like Jim Parsons, John Cryer, Ty Burrell, and Eric Stonestreet won't be the ones winning the awards and actual comedic talent like Jason Gann, Elijah Wood, James Roday, and Dule Hill will. Some day.

  • CiaraGlynn Nov 02, 2012

    Psych. PSYCH. Return to us, Psych.

  • XY Nov 01, 2012

    Awesome! Let's hope Ryan will make much more progress than this year and we finally get some answers to what goes on in his brain. I also agree that the true potential of this show lies in the more sophisticated aka dark and weird storytelling.

  • saxyroro Nov 01, 2012

    Yay!

  • bendylegsnick Nov 01, 2012

    I love Wilfred, it's done so well, with a mix of questioning of sanity, with just simple weird dog-doing-human-shit stuff.

  • mekare06 Nov 01, 2012

    great news!!!!!

  • ToddMurray Nov 01, 2012

    Awesome news! Love this show!

  • hockeyrick Nov 01, 2012

    This show is good, even when u think its not its better than any show with "Girls" in the title!

  • TrueTvWatcher Nov 01, 2012

    I love Wilfred and Ryan is awesome too! I look forward to more seasons!