FX Gives LOUIE Season Three!! WILFRED & SUNNY Renewed!!
“Louie,” my pick for last year’s best new sitcom, is getting a 13-episode third season, FX execs announced at a Friday Television Critics Association panel.
Talking-dog comedy “Wilfred,” which launched on FX in June, is getting a 13-episode second season.
The channel’s “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” which someone recently told me was funnier than “Arrested Development,” “Eastbound and Down” and the original BBC version of “The Office” combined, just got both an eighth and ninth season that will make it the longest-running sitcom on basic cable.
FX president John Landgraf had this to say about FX’s “Powers” pilot, which follows cops chasing supervillains:
“We saw possibility to do an interesting take on a cop show. Once you have ‘The Shield’ on the air, it’s really tough to top that. You’ll notice we haven’t put a cop show on the air since then.”
Has anyone told this to Tim Olyphant and Walt Goggins?
Find all of EW’s story on the matter here.
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Aug. 6, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST
Sound intriguing and oh FIRST
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST
is that show Wilfred any good?
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST
More Sunny and Louie!!!
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST
I watched the first episode out of curiosity, but expecting to hate it based on the premise. Surprisingly, it pulled me in imediately.
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
The show is finally hitting its stride, and I see great things coming from season 3.
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST
Would be great if it's episodes were only ten minutes long. Granted I've only seen about 9-10 episodes spanning who knows how many seasons, but I noticed a pattern. Ten minutes of jokes are pretty fucking great, mixed in with 20 minutes of complete clunkers.
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST
funniest set of shows on tv
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST
i saw one sunny epsiode, didnt laugh once. and arrested development is good shit. idk about original office and eastbound. however good for louie and wilfred, those shows are great especially louie
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST
AD wipes its cornhole with It's Always sunny... that's not to say that It's Always Sunny is bad, though
by Tigger Tales
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
that's a much higher hit rate than the Office circa 2007-2011
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
I don't need to...... I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would detest it.
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST
Granted, it's about law enforcement, but it's not about cops. I think calling Justified a "cop show" would be doing it a great disservice.
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST
had a weak 2010, no question, but I don't think there was a clunker in the last eight or so 2011 installments
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST
I hear people say how hilarious it is, but it isn't. It isn't ever dark humor. The stand-up sections are great, sure, but the show tends to be more horrifying than anything. And that's not a slight at Louie himself; I"m pretty sure that's exactly how he intends it.
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST
It certainly is sometimes dark humor, so ever is wrong.
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST
Ok LOVED season 1 and couldn't wait for season 2. Now season 2 is here and I haven't been able to find something to laugh at since his sister farted in the first episode.
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST
Big fan of "Always Sunny", and the bizarre emotional tone of season 2 of Louie has been really interesting. Plus the conversation he had with Dane Cook this week was so well written, putting that situation to bed.
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST
by Fing Fang Foom
Pretty cool painting of the Sunny gang I found online. http://loyalkng.com/2010/10/22/sunny-in-bethlehem-by-patrick-mcquade-for-royal-flush-magazine-7-bringing-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-to-bethlehem/
Aug. 6, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST
That's all you need!
Aug. 6, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST
You see how you answered your question in the body of your comment?
Aug. 6, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST
-- because he directed POOTIE TANG.
Aug. 6, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST
that's because you are gay and faggot!
Aug. 6, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST
Seinfeld was a funny show interrupted by unfunny stand up comedy. Louie is a funny comic interrupted by an unfunny show.
Aug. 6, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST
on TV. Louie is essentially a darker more real version of Seinfeld, but where Seinfeld's standup wasn't funny at all, Louie's is.
Aug. 6, 2011, 9 p.m. CST
It has all the neurosis and awkward situational humor that Larry David does but the joke of Louie is that instead of being a lovable, neurotic, self-absorbed scoundrel who does horrible things he's this menschy good guy with an actual conscience in a world full of scoundrels, douches and narcissist. Even his daughters are assholes. It's brilliant.
Aug. 6, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST
Nailed like a prison snitch. Nice work.
Aug. 6, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST
How there are ANY detractors at all is beyond me. And this season, it's detracting from any kind of formula it may have established and is branching off into somewhat serious territory at times. It's a great comedy but it's utterly real at times and some of you folks just don't seem to get it. And Wilfred is fucking great...so glad it's getting a second season. It's Always Sunny speaks for itself in terms of brilliance.
Aug. 6, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST
"curb your enthusiasm" was horrible...i watched the first 2 episodes out of curiosity and because a couple of friends recommended it. I couldnt stand his shrill annoying voice and not a second of it was funny. i dont know if it ever got good but having a whole episode devoted to his "pants erection" was retarded..... wilfred humping the stuffed animal puts that whole show to shame.. Wilfred is amazingly funny....kudos for earning a second season
Aug. 6, 2011, 10:45 p.m. CST
It's been in steady decline (although not a steep decline) since the first half of season 4.
Aug. 6, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST
Is that how you are going to say it?
Aug. 7, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST
And then she leaves him! And takes the kids! And he has to live with that, and deal with that, forever! Don't you wanna make that show!?
Aug. 7, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
i'm very happy
Aug. 7, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST
All three of those shows are deserving (too bad Terriers and Lights Out never found their audiences), but I'm especially excited about Powers. If they do Bendis and Oeming justice, this could be awesome.
Aug. 7, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST
by Urge to Kill
I prefer The League and Archer to these shows.
Aug. 7, 2011, 5:56 a.m. CST
The Dane Cook thing out of left field. Cook was not funny, because, you know, he's not funny. What happened to his second daughter? Man, the new house is jarring after the show was in that cramped little apartment for so long too.
Aug. 7, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST
The homeless guy getting abducted and being replaced by an almost identical looking homeless guy in the apartment-hunting episode. This season does seem to have fewer gags than last season, but it's still fantastic.
Aug. 7, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST
by David Cloverfield
But goddamn it if it is not fascinating to watch. It's so rare to see a show that's a working window to a person's mind. The "don't you wanna make that show" scene in the last episode was a revelation.
Aug. 7, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST
This show is the rudest fuckng show on TV, quite brilliant, actually. I also expected to not like it at all- a guy dressed in a dog suit? But, I LOVE it! And just started watching Louie and it is growing on me. Loved it when he just sang along to "Who Are You" by the Who with his 2 daughters cringing in the backseat of their car - which was prefaced by the 2 daughters whining "I'm bored!" over and over for almost a minute. Seems like not too many people are watching these rare gems of shows - not too many comments here, especially about Wilfred. damn it folks- watch it and you will be entertained!
Aug. 7, 2011, 1 p.m. CST
by Dookiestain LaFlair
I remember when he had a series on HBO, and his wife kept wanting him to look at her asshole, in case she was blown up in an explosion and the only part of her left to use for identification purposes was her asshole. Then after finally convincing him to look at it, he wants to bang her in the pooper and she says not a chance. I just remember this because the actress that played his wife was hot, and from time to time I think about her asshole. What mysteries does it hold ?
Aug. 7, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST
My ex roommate kept trying to get me into "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and for the most part I found it kinda dull and more miss than hit. I guess I don't have a soft spot for psychopaths. However, "Dee Dates A Retard" is one of the funniest episodes of any series period. The Nightman is the only good thing to come out of that show. Seinfeld, it will never be because for Sunny's one "Dee dates a retard" or "The Nightman Cometh" there are a dozen classic Seinfeld episodes.
Aug. 7, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST
the only things I find myself laughing at are Wilfred and bear.
Aug. 7, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST
by Norman Colson
the gang always crack me up... it's sometimes hit and miss but the situations they always find themselves in is hilarious. but i wasnt impressed with this past season.... Some of the episodes are good but some of them was meh, but when it's good, it's great! I liked the solving the gas crisis episode. hilarious from begining to end. Wildcard bitches!!!!
Aug. 7, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST
If I could recommend one episode of a comedy, it would be that episode of Always Sunny, or AD's Bringing Up Buster.
Aug. 7, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST
I agree, mcgoocain -- I didn't expect to like Wilfred either. Sounded a little too one-dimensional to be truly entertaining. But... the show honestly cracks me the fuck up! Like, every 20 seconds as I'm watching. Some of the shit they do is off-the-charts stupid yet absolutely hilarious. It's a delicate balance they've somehow been able to maintain. And then some. I'm glad they've given it another season.
Aug. 7, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST
Wilfred even gets philosophical. "Everything has to do with everything." Pretty much my view of life.
Aug. 7, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST
I assume it isn't, in fact I assume that it is exactly the same, only with a glossier look, american cast, and less swearing, given the creator/star being the driving force in both shows, and hence why I have thus far avoided Wilfred US like the plague, but is my hunch correct, or should I give it a shot? Any opinions from those who have seen both are appreciated.
Aug. 7, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST
I still don't get how people call Louie hilarious when it is not intended to be hilarious or, often, even funny.
Aug. 7, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST
Love it's always sunny. Yeah I agree it's in a bit of a decline however I think that's just fatigue from how long it's been on. Where when you see a new ep you may think it's ok, not as good as the show used to be. Watch it again later mixed in with originals and it's still pretty much as good as ever. The fact they still can have lots of new, truly unique and classic stuff each season, shows it still has a lot of life left.
Aug. 7, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST
That still around? Second season was really good.
Aug. 8, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST
If you don't like or "get" Louie, then why don't you just go back to watching your reruns of "The Bachelorette"
Best dramedy on Television in the past decade. Get your cheap laughs elsewhere--that is NOT what Louie is about.
Aug. 8, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST
by Truxton Spangler
I'd happily trade another Ryan Murphy show for Lights and Terriers. What the hell happened to you and the network? You get credit for keeping Louie around, but not much else these days. I've always been a Sunny fan, but asking them to squeeze another 26 or so episodes out of an aging cow might be too much.
Aug. 8, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST
is the best comedy tv show of all time. Amazingly good. Wilfred I saw once and it was horrible. I couldn't finish the episode it was so unfunny.
Aug. 8, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST
Louis has gone from being one of my favorite comedies one of my favorite shows of all time, period. Every week it's completely, brutally, and horrifyingly honest. If someone watches that show and don't laugh, they probably have some more living to do.
Aug. 8, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST
...although I DO love Revenge of the Nerds, too.
Aug. 8, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST
Louie's first season finale, with him and his daughters, in their pajamas, eating breakfast at a diner at 4am... Fan for life, here.
Aug. 8, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST
another great show gone too soon...
Aug. 8, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST
I've been pretty consistently stopping the DVR to watch them during Louie breaks.
Aug. 8, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
I heard an interview with Louis CK recently where he basically said he didn't care about consistency, he'll happily drop or add characters, recast the same actor in different roles, and things like that to basically serve the purpose of the episode. Not sure if he was just being smart, I haven't caught too much of the show myself, but was intrigued by that notion. It certainly sounds like an...interesting approach.
Aug. 8, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST
Herc, you occasionally do have good news.
Aug. 8, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST
Aug. 9, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST
Last night I watched an episode with young Louie talking to his mother. Then I watched another one where the very same actress played his date. I hope for CK's sake there was nothing Freudian about that.
Aug. 9, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST
I don't have an issue with the show. I'm just not sure why people call it the funniest show evar. It's a good show. I like that you don't know with each episode what you're going to get. But it's not hilarious. That's okay, neither is Schindler's List.
Aug. 9, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST
First his mom is a hated, bitter old lesbian. Then in the next episode, set in the past, she's protective, empathic and reasonable. Kinda' weird, but I'm cool with that.
Aug. 10, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST
and "let the record show" that the Philly World Series defense, the wrestling episode, and kitten mittens were the cream of the previous season.
Sept. 22, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST
Agreed. I tried it for several episodes after watching some of the Australian original. I thought that one was too mean-spirited to be much of a comedy. Maybe that''s Aussie mentality for you. The U.S. version doesn't do it for me. So he's a dog, but he's also a figment of Frodo's imagination when he smokes pot, watches dvd's, and uses an opposable thumb? Plus, it was the same basic plot every episode. Zzzzzz.
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