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"Wilfred" returns for third season June 20

Melissa Hayer Published: June 18, 2013
"WILFRED": From left, Jason Gann as Wilfred, Elijah Wood as Ryan. CR: Prashant Gupta/FX
"WILFRED": From left, Jason Gann as Wilfred, Elijah Wood as Ryan. CR: Prashant Gupta/FX

The FX comedy “Wilfred” debuts its third season with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

Details on “Wilfred,” provided by FX, are as follows:

“Wilfred” is a half-hour, live-action comedy about “Ryan” (Elijah Wood), a  young man struggling to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with “Wilfred” (Jason Gann), his neighbor’s canine pet. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but 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.

“Wilfred” is based on the critically acclaimed Australian series of the same title and was originally adapted for FX by David Zuckerman (“Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “King of the Hill”). Zuckerman also serves as an executive producer along with Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne, 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.

Season Three
Episode One
“Uncertainty”:

Ryan and Wilfred search for Wilfred’s original owner. Written by Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne; directed by Randall Einhorn.

Episode Two
“Comfort”

Ryan befriends Wilfred’s enemy – the mailman. Written by Cody Heller & Brett Konner; directed by Randall Einhorn.