or


[06/07/12 - 01:30 PM]
FX Gives "Wilfred" Special Preview Episode in Advance of Season 2 Premiere
Beginning Thursday, June 14, look for Hulu, Yahoo! TV, FXnetworks.com and the "Wilfred" Facebook page to stream the season two premiere.

[via press release from FX]

FX TO OFFER SPECIAL PREVIEW EPISODE OF ITS HIT COMEDY SERIES "WILFRED"

Network Takes a Page Out of FOX's Playbook With Special Preview Episode of Wilfred Scheduled to Run Across Multiple Platforms to Promote Season 2 Premiere Launch

Special Preview Episode To Launch on Video-on-Demand and Online on Thursday, June 14, and Air on FX on Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 PM E/P

Season 2 of Wilfred Premieres with an All-New Episode on June 28 at Its Regular Time Period of Thursdays at 10:00 PM E/P

LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2012 - Taking a page out of its sister network FOX's playbook for Glee and New Girl, FX will offer viewers a Special Preview Episode of its hit comedy series Wilfred for viewing across multiple platforms over a two-week period beginning on Thursday, June 14 in advance of the series' official season two premiere launch on Thursday, June 28.

On Thursday, June 14, the never-before-seen Special Preview Episode will roll out on Video-on-Demand through the network's cable, satellite and telco distribution partners, and also will begin running that day online on HULU and Yahoo! TV, as well as FXnetworks.com and the Wilfred Facebook page. The final exhibition will be on FX on Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 PM E/P. In the Special Preview Episode, "Progress," which features guest star Robin Williams, "Ryan" (Elijah Wood) realizes the consequences of not having "Wilfred" (Jason Gann) in his life (Written by David Zuckerman; Directed by Randall Einhorn). The Special Preview Episode will be preceded by an encore run of Wilfred's Season 1finale at 10:00 PM E/P.

Then on June 28, Wilfred moves to its regularly scheduled time period of Thursdays at 10:00 PM with its official Season 2 premiere and the all-new episode, "Letting Go." In the episode, Wilfred refuses to help Ryan with his problems as a result of his belief that their relationship is one-sided due to Ryan's selfishness (Written by Reed Agnew & Eli Jorné; Directed by Randall Einhorn).

"We've seen the success FOX had previewing Glee and New Girl with this type of initiative and we felt this was a perfect opportunity to execute a similar strategy for Wilfred," said FX President and General Manager John Landgraf. "Wilfred enjoyed the most successful first season of any comedy ever on FX and the time is right to capitalize on that success and hopefully grow our audience. This is a special treat for fans of the show to get a jump start ahead of the season two premiere."

In addition to the exposure of the Special Preview Episode, the complete first season of Wilfred will be available on VOD on June 14 and is available on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 19.

Starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann, Season 1 of Wilfred ranks as FX's most-watched freshman comedy launch in the network's history among Total Viewers (2.22 million), Adults18-49 (1.56 million), Men 18-49 (981,000), Women 18-49 (581,000), Adults 18-34 (932,000), Women 18-34 (326,000), Adults 25-54 (1.33 million), Men 25-54 (825,000), and Women 25-54 (503,000).

Wilfred is a half-hour, live-action comedy about Ryan (Wood), a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with Wilfred (Gann) his neighbor's canine pet. While everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog shows Ryan the man how to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him. The series co-stars Fiona Gubelmann and Dorian Brown. Wilfred is based on the critically-acclaimed Australian series of the same title and was adapted for FX by David Zuckerman (Family Guy, American Dad, King of the Hill). Zuckerman also serves as executive producer along with 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.

Thursday, June 28 marks FX's biggest night of comedy ever with the launch of two new and two returning comedy series. The night kicks off with two episodes of the new comedy Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen at 9:00 and 9:30 PM E/P, followed by Wilfred at 10:00 PM, the award-winning Louie at 10:30 PM, and the new latenight series Brand X with Russell Brand at 11:00 PM E/P.

About FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons of Anarchy, Justified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer and Wilfred. Upcoming comedies include Brand X with Russell Brand, Anger Management, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Legit. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with college football and the UFC. For more information about FX, visit our web site at www.FXnetworks.com.

About FX Productions

FX Productions co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy, and critically acclaimed hit drama series Justified. FXP produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Wilfred, Archer, Brand X with Russell Brand, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Legit.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+7 (000s)





  [june 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· WILFRED (FXX)











[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
Plus: The CW's "Jane the Virgin" grows by a tenth of a ratings point in its second week.

[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.