FX NETWORKS STAYS IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH "MARRIED" AND "YOU'RE THE WORST"
FX Orders 13-Episode Second Season of Married
and You're the Worst Will Move to FXX for Its 13-Episode Second Season
The Full First Season of Both Shows Are Available on FXNOW to Authenticated Subscribers
LOS ANGELES, September 30, 2014 - FX Networks is staying in relationships with its new comedies, Married and You're the Worst, with the second season of Married continuing on FX and You're The Worst moving to its new home on FXX, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.
FX Networks ordered 13 episodes of both Married and You're the Worst for their second seasons. Both series recently completed their 10-episode first seasons on FX. The first seasons of both are currently available on FX's VOD platform FXNOW for authenticated subscribers of the network. Married and You're the Worst are produced by FX Productions.
"We love these shows and the creative visions of Andrew Gurland of Married and Stephen Falk of You're the Worst," said Grad. "Both series have terrific ensemble casts and outstanding lead performances - Nat Faxon and Judy Greer in Married, and Chris Geere and Aya Cash in You're the Worst. These shows are honest, 360-degree looks at relationships and we're excited to see how they evolve."
On a weekly basis, Married is averaging 1.96 million in Total Viewers and 1.35 million in Adults 18-49, and You're the Worst is averaging 1.65 million in Total Viewers and 1.09 million in Adults 18-49 (through the first seven episodes and will increase with the accumulation of more data). You're the Worst showed particular strength among Adults 18-34, increasing delivery in that demo for episodes six, seven and eight (ratings data through episode eight). Both series rank in the Top 10 in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 for new comedy series in 2014 on basic cable.
Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance - but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their declining sex life and who's driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place - they're best friends. The show also features Russ and Lina's friend AJ, who is recently divorced and pretending he's over his wife, and their other friend Jess, who is married to a much older man who can't keep up with her. Married stars Nat Faxon as "Russ," Judy Greer as "Lina," Brett Gelman as "AJ" and Jenny Slate as "Jess." Paul Reiser guest stars as "Shepard," Jess' husband. The series was created by Andrew Gurland (The Virginity Hit, Mail Order Wife), who wrote and directed the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner, alongside Executive Producers Peter Principato and Paul Young.
An original comedy from writer and executive producer Stephen Falk, You're The Worst is a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven't been very successful with either. It's the story of Gretchen and Jimmy, fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, friendship, and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners.
You're The Worst puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive "Jimmy Shive-Overly," played by Chris Geere (The Spa), thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn "Gretchen Cutler," played by Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street), knows that relationships aren't for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it's only natural that the two of them go home together and, despite their better judgment, begin to find themselves falling for each other. Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges (The Good Wife), who plays "Edgar Quintero," Jimmy's once homeless, war veteran roommate; and Kether Donohue (The Carrie Diaries) as "Lindsay Jillian," Gretchen's best friend and former partner in crime who's now struggling with a life of domesticity.
About FX Networks
FX Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox, is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, which is carried in more than 95 million homes. Its diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, The Bridge, Tyrant and The Strain; critically-acclaimed miniseries Fargo and American Horror Story; and the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie, Archer, Married, You're the Worst, and the upcoming The Comedians (2015) and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015). Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any commercial television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and Mike & Molly. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 50 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day, and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming. FXX launched on September 2, 2013 in 72 million homes with a schedule that features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and the upcoming Man Seeking Woman (2015) and The Tracy Morgan Project. Over the next several years, FX, FXX and FXM will undergo an ambitious programming expansion, with the three networks combining to deliver more than 25 original scripted series.
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's newest acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Married, and You're the Worst; and the upcoming comedies The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project and Man Seeking Woman. FXP co-produces the drama series Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, The Bridge and Tyrant; the miniseries Fargo; and the upcoming comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In 2014, FXP shows combined to deliver 28 Emmy(R) Award nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Miniseries, and Outstanding Animated Program.