FX Renews Wilfred, Louie, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

If you enjoy laughing at things that are genuinely funny, FX has good news for you. The network used its Television Critics Association press tour presentation on Saturday to announce renewals for three of its comedies: the self-deprecating middle-aged freak-out Louie, the dog-is-man's-best-friend-but-also-his-worst-enemy Wilfred, and the Seinfeld-except-on-crack It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will be back next year.

Wilfred and Louie each received new orders for 13-episode seasons (a second for Wilfred and a third for Louie). But FX revealed an even higher level of commitment to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which was handed an additional TWO seasons. With the multiple-season order, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will run for at least nine seasons—Season 7 premieres on September 15—making it the longest-running live-action comedy on basic cable... ever. Yes, longer even than The Bill Engvall Show. (I'm guessing South Park takes the crown for longest-running basic cable comedy.)

In my mind, this trio of renewals earns FX the title of "best network for comedy," on cable or otherwise. With It's Always Sunny..., Wilfred, Louie, The League, and Archer on its roster for at least another year, FX has surpassed NBC as the king of funny as far as quality is concerned.


If you watch only one network for comedy, which network would you choose? Sign me up for FX.


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Louie is decent, Sunny in Philly is awesome. Great news.
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Long live Wilfred!
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Love "Sunny", glad it's coming back.
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FX is great! Sunny, Wilfred, Louie are all amazing comedies. If you don't get them there are always the "fair-weather" comedies like 2 and a half men ugghhhh lol...



NBC is meh...Community is awesome, 30 Rock is good, but was better earlier on...FX won the crown for best comedy channel when it picked up It's Always Sunny in Philly for season 1 lol.
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Excellent news. all three shows are among my favorites.
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Maybe AMC can take notes from FX. Don't try and slash the budget of your front runner shows. Love me some Louie! It makes me feel uncomfortable which is a requirement with any show I watch.
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comedy for Ridlen-dependent junkies!!
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FX and AMC are the only networks you need to watch.
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I liked the first half of Louie season 1 - but episodes like the other week with Pamela are just straight depressing with zero laughs. I'm thinking about ignoring this show and just sticking to his standup which IS funny.
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That was kind of the idea of the whole thing. Louie is a black comedy.
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Dark Humour is hard to get for some...
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great news
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I'm glad Wilfred was renewed and enjoy FX's Archer but you asked for only one network for comedy and I'd choose NBC with Community, Parks & Rec., 30 Rock and, at times, The Office (can we have hope for you next season?)
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I'm very suprised that Wilfred was renewed. I find it very funny but in an awkward way so I didn't think it would sit well in the average american viewer
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FX is winning in terms of number of comedies for me too, but NBC and ABC are giving it a run for their money with Community & Parks & Rec, and The Middle & Happy Endings. And of course CBS has Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother. I couldn't live without any of the channels!
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No love for Modern Family?
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Agree with Fox surpassing NBC
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In terms of the number of comedies I watch on a network, FX has the most, beating NBC by one. But I would easily choose 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and Community over Wilfred and The League and probably over Sunny and Archer. Louie is as good or better than any of the 3 NBC comedies I've mentioned.
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Really glad for Wilfred's renewal!
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FX has become my favorite channel. Not just for its comedies, but there's a lot of awesomeness all around (Justified and Sons of Anarchy, as good examples).
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BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Amazing! They should go on tour again and brag about it. I wonder if they'll get a bigger budget too.?
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