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FX Renews Three of Their Comedies

FX President John Landgraf had numerous announcements regarding the network's comedy lineup today. Speaking during the FX panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, it was good news across the board for three of their series. He informed press that sophomore comedy Louie was renewed for a third season, as well as ensuring newcomer Wilfred would be returning next year. In addition to bringing back their shorter-lived shows, the decision to sign It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on for another two seasons makes it the longest-running, live-action comedy in the history of basic cable with nine seasons.

Landgraf was likely more keen on renewing Louie after star, Louis C.K., picked up an acting nomination from the Emmy Awards for his role in the first season, as well as one for his writing on the episode “Poker/Divorce.” While it has failed to garner much of an audience the depressingly funny and deeply introspective series has been praised amongst critics.

Wilfred got on the FX exec's good side when its pilot episode became the highest rated comedy for the network. Despite the numbers falling somewhat since then, the dark and demented comedy has continued to be a top performer on FX.

The seventh season of It's Always Sunny is set to premiere this September, with new promos already airing. Fans are excited to see a bulked up Rob McElhenney, who reportedly gained fifty pounds for his role, just because he thought it would be funny. No doubt his wife and fellow costar, Kaitlin Olson, was thrilled with that decision.


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