FX today announced that the third season of its original comedy series “Wilfred” will premiere on Thursday, June 20. Viewers will be treated to two new episodes airing back-to-back at 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM ET/PT for the first two weeks of the season, followed by a July 4 hiatus. Beginning July 11, “Wilfred” will resume airing single episodes each Thursday at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann, the series revolves around a young man, “Ryan” (Wood), who is struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with “Wilfred” (Gann), his neighbors pet dog. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. Series regulars also include Fiona Gubelmann as Jenna, Ryans beautiful neighbor and Wilfreds owner, and Dorian Brown as Kristen, Ryans uptight sister. Guest stars Chris Klein, Mary Steenburgen and Dwight Yoakam reprise their roles this season, along with a new line-up of talent which includes Gina Gershon, Angela Kinsey, Jenny Mollen and Lance Reddick.
“Wilfred” is based on the critically acclaimed Australian series of the same title and was originally adapted for FX by David Zuckerman (“Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “King of the Hill”). Zuckerman also serves as an executive producer along with Reed Agnew, Eli Jorné, Jason Gann, Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park, Randall Einhorn, and Joe Connor and Ken Connor of Renegade, producers of the Australian version of the series. Einhorn also serves as director. “Wilfred” is produced by FX Productions. The Australian version of “Wilfred” was written by Jason Gann and Adam Zwar, directed by Tony Rogers and produced by Jen Livingston.