'Wilfred' Renewed for Fourth and Final Season on FXX
2:00 PM PDT 10/2/2013 by Lesley Goldberg
FX has renewed Wilfred for a fourth and final season -- on FXX.
The series about a pot-smoking dog (Jason Gann) who appears as a human in a dog costume to Elijah Wood's Ryan will be moved to younger-skewing cable network FXX following a low-rated third season that saw former showrunner David Zuckerman appeal to fans on Twitter to watch the series live.
Zuckerman, who developed the adaptation and served as showrunner for its first two seasons, will also return to oversee day-to-day operations on the dark comedy after reducing his role for a year. He'll now serve as co-showrunner alongside season three showrunners Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne, who have been with the series since season one. (For their part, the duo also set up Daman Wayans Jr.-Jason Winer comedy Man/Child at Fox, which picked up the buddy comedy with a pilot-production commitment.)
Wilfred -- which will come back for 10 episodes, off from its typical 13 order -- was down considerably among total viewers in its recently concluded third season. Season two averaged a 1.16 million total viewers, while season three ended with an average of 0.58 total viewers.