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Jason Gann On Saying Au Revoir to Wilfred!

WILFRED (Season Premiere, Wednesday, June 25, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: Jason Gann as Wilfred -- CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX

FXX’s Wilfred premieres its final season this evening (10/9C) and late last week, we had the pleasure of taking part in a conference call Q&A with series creator/star, Jason Gann.

Creatively, the series may have been a bit too far into the absurd to maintain a large audience, but it was always thought provoking and smart – something that continues, and remains hard to explain in a sentence (‘It’s about a depressed guy who gets life lessons from a selfish dog with a short attention span who is played by a guy in an obviously fake dog suit’ doesn’t even begin to capture the wonder and the weirdness that is Wilfred). Gann, as usual, was smart and genial – and we wouldn’t be surprised to see Wilfred reappear in some other incarnation at some nebulous point in the future. For now, it is what it is – and that is hugely entertaining.

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Eclipse Talks With Wilfred’s Wilfred–Jason Gann!

WILFRED: Episode 6: Delusion (Airs Thursday, July 18, 10:00 pm e/p). Pictured: Jason Gann as Wilfred. CR: Prashant Gupta/FX

Wilfred’s (FX, Thursdays, 10/9C) Jason Gann is the best kind of multi-hyphenate (actor-writer-executive producer-series co-creator) – he’s smart, funny, charming and open (though not to the extent of being overly spoilery).

Recently I – and a group of bloggers/journalists – had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with Gann. He spoke about creating the American version of the series, why he quit Twitter, and Elijah Wood’s putting on the dog suit and more.

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FX Schedules Preview Of Wilfred’s Season Two Premiere!

WILFRED: Key Art. L-R: Jason Gann as Wilfred and Elijah Wood as Ryan. CR: FX.

In an attempt to further build on the success of its (very) original comedy, Wilfred, FX is scheduling a multi-platform launch for the show’s second season premiere for June 14th online and on Video on Demand, June 21st on FX, with an all-new episode debuting on June 28th in the show’s regular timeslot, Thursdays, 10:30/9:30C.

Details from the press release, including episode taglines, follow the jump.

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Wilfred’s Stars Talk Successful First Season!

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann have a cable hit on their hands with Wilfred [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], the heartwarming series about a lonely, unsettled ex-lawyer and the dog he sees as a hulking Australian man in a cheap dog suit – or rather, the ribald, rude series about an underachieving ex-lawyer who is manipulated by the selfish, arrogant titular hound [or maybe a bit of both…] – which concludes its critically acclaimed first season this week..

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with Wood and Gann, who spoke at length about the show’s successful first season and the first season finale.

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FX Thursdays: Comedies Wilfred and Louie Kill!

LOUIE: Louis C.K. stars in LOUIE on FX.

FX has put together an hour of unstoppable comedy for Thursday nights in Wilfred [10/9C] and Louie [10:30/9:30C]. Wilfred revolves around a suicidal lost soul who sees his neighbor’s dog as a tall Australian man in a cheap dog suit, while Louie continues the ongoing saga of a divorced, middle-aged stand-up comic who has to be a part-time dad and deal with life as a recently single guy.

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FX’s Wilfred: Man’s Best Friends – Elijah Wood and Jason Gann – Talk about the Summer’s Weirdest [And Funniest] New Show!

WILFRED: Elijah Wood as "Ryan" and Jason Gann as "Wilfred" in WILFRED airing on FX.  CR: Michael Becker/FX

On Thursday, FX kicks off its summer comedies with the returning Louie CK and the hilariously strange new series, Wilfred [Thursdays, 10/9C] – the tale of a lost soul named Ryan [Wood] and his new best friend – his cute neighbor Jenna’s dog, Wilfred [Gann] – whom everyone else sees as a dog but Ryan sees as a tall Australian chap in a cheap dog suit.

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A session with Wood and Gann and, as you might guess from the brief series premise above, it was an unusual and hugely entertaining hour.

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FX Adds Frodo to Russell Crowe on a Bender For New Comedy Series Wilfred!

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FX – home to comedies like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Louis – is adding yet another comedy series to its schedule. Elijah Wood [Lord of the Rings, Sin City] and Jason Gann will star in Wilfred, a single-camera live-action series based on the australian series of the same name that was co-created by Gann.

Wood stars as Ryan, an introvert who struggles to find social and professional happiness, until he meets Wilfred (played by Gann), whom Zuckerman describes as part Australian Shepherd, part Russell Crowe on a bender. The world sees Wilfred as a dog; Ryan sees Wilfred as a man dressed in a dog suit. Wilfred is Ryan’s alter-ego intent on pushing Ryan out of his shell. Fiona Gublemann (Californication) co-stars as “Jenna,” Ryan’s attractive next door neighbor and owner of Wilfred. Wifred marks Wood’s first starring role in regular series television. Gann co-created and played the title character in the Australian version of Wilfred.

The official press release follows the jump.

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