FX extends 'Sunny', picks up another season Louie, Wilfred
By April MacIntyre Aug 6, 2011, 16:31 GMT
06/20/2011 - Louis C.K. and John Landgraf - FX Network\'s "Wilfred" and "Louie" Season 2 Premiere - Arrivals - ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, CA, USA © Claudio Uema / PR Photos
Fans of original comedy can rejoice as FX announced yet another season of their acclaimed series "Louie" starring Louis C.K., and its newest comedy "Wilfred."
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" wins two more seasons (eight and nine), as the hit comedy series deal also includes an option for the show’s tenth season.
In addition, FX Productions is entering into a three-year exclusive television overall deal with RCG, the production company run by Sunny Creator/Executive Producers/Stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks. FX has ordered 13 episodes of both series.
The first season finale of Wilfred airs Thursday, September 8 at 10PM ET/PT and the second season finale of Louie follows Wilfred that night at 10:30PM ET/PT.
“Louie and Wilfred are two extraordinary shows, and it gives all of us at FX great pleasure to see them continue on our air,” said FX president John Landgraf. “Both shows are ambitious, surprising, courageous, funny, and unlike any other comedies on television. We couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Louie stars Louis C.K., and recently received two Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Louis C.K. for Individual Achievement in Comedy, and two Critics’ Choice Awards nominations for Best Comedy Series and Louis C.K. for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann, is the highest-rated first season comedy series ever on FX, and its series premiere set a ratings record for the network.
Since launching in July of 2005, Sunny has become one of the most successful shows on television. It is one of ad-supported cable’s highest-rated comedy series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34. The series was the first basic cable comedy to gain cable syndication on another network (Comedy Central). It is one of the top-selling DVDs in television and among the highest-selling in the FOX library. Sunny also was one of the first shows to produce a live-stage adaptation, selling out theaters across the country with its “Nightman Cometh” tour.
FX’s original comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns for its upcoming seventh season on Thursday, September 15 at 10 PM ET/PT.
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