If there are two roles that have served notice more blatantly, that Elijah Wood is more than Frodo, they would be Sin City’s serial-killing Kevin and Wilfred’s (FXX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) Ryan – and Ryan has been around for considerably longer, taking advice from a dog, so probably more influential.
Now having finishing shooting the show’s fourth and final season, Wood spent some time talking with a group of bloggers/journalists about Ryan’s progress, saying goodbye to the sow’s family of cast and crew and having gotten to take Bear home with him – also, the Basement lives on!
Continue reading Wilfred’s Elijah Wood on Ryan, Wilfred and Wrapping Up the Series!
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.
Continue reading Jason Gann On Saying Au Revoir to Wilfred!
Between June 24th and July 17th, FX and FXX will premiere their summer schedule of original series: Tyrant (FX), June 24th – about an American family ‘drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation’; Wilfred (FXX), June 25th – the final season for the series about a unique friendship between a guy trying to get his life together and his neighbor’s dog; The Bridge (FX), July 9th – when the of a Mexican cartel member is found on American soil, El Paso Detective Sonya Cross and her Mexican counterpart, Marco Ruiz might team again to solve the murder; The Strain (FX), July 13th – a spectacularly dark take on vampires from Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse; Married (FXX), July 17th – a half-hour comedy about being ‘miserably in love’; You’re the Worst (FXX), July 17th – two toxic people fall in love despite themselves and try to make it work.
Follow the jump to the press release for series descriptions, casts, and times.
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One of the ongoing mysteries in FX’s unique dramedy Wilfred (Thursdays, 10/9C) is that of the marriage of Jenna and Drew. At first glance, they seem to be an obvious mismatch, but when Fiona Gubelmann and Chris Klein spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists on Friday, as well as touching on other topics, they revealed a very different take on their characters’ relationship.
A teaser for tomorrow night’s episode, Heroism, accompanies the interview after the jump.
Continue reading Jenna & Drew: Wilfred’s Other Odd Couple Speak!
FX’s Wilfred (Thursdays, 10/9C) at Comic-Con 2013: Jason Gann talks ‘dog-isms’ (above). Follow the jump to learn how Gann feels the show has developed and Elijah Wood ponders what limits the show might have. Also: next on Wilfred: Intuition.
Continue reading Video: Wilfred’s Gann & Wood Talk Dog-isms, Boundaries & More at Comic-Con 2013!
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.
Continue reading Eclipse Talks With Wilfred’s Wilfred–Jason Gann!
What with July 4th being a Thursday this year, FX did not run a new episode of Wilfred this week. However, we do have a peek at next week’s new episode, Shame (guest-staring Wendy Schaal), after the jump. It looks just as delightfully surreal as ever.
Continue reading Next on Wilfred: Shame!
FX shows Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy and Wilfred will have a presence at Comic-Con 2013. Each will have a panel that will feature new material – ranging from clips to full episodes – as well as executive producers and cast members. For the network’s Comic-Con schedule, follow the jump.
Continue reading FX Brings Four Hit Shows to Comic-Con 2013!
After last week’s season premiere of Wilfred (FX, Thursdays, 10/9C), Elijah Wood took a few minutes to chat with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show’s third season. He talked about everything from the role that Bear plays on the show to Ryan’s exploration of therapy (with Fringe’s Lance Reddick as his therapist!), and the surreality of putting on the dog suit.
Check out the full Q&A session after the jump.
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Wilfred (FX, Thursdays, 10/9C) returns this Thursday with an encore of the first season finale and cable premiere of the episode Progress (which was released earlier online and via VOD). Series star Elijah Wood spoke about the show’s second season with a group of journalists/bloggers on Monday.
As always, he was charming, articulate and thorough.
Continue reading Wilfred: Elijah Wood Charts Ryan’s Progress, Talks Stepping Back Into Bag End and Clarifies The Mystery That Is Bear!!
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.
Continue reading FX Schedules Preview Of Wilfred’s Season Two Premiere!