FX has announced that the third season of Wilfred is set to premiere Thursday, June 20th at 10:00. For the first two weeks of the season, the show will be airing new episodes at 10:00 and 10:30 each Thursday, with July 11th seeing the series scale back to airing one episode at 10:00. Wilfred will also be subject to a July 4th hiatus, which should help ease viewers back into its normal weekly episode pattern. Last season, the show aired a special pre-premiere episode that found Ryan in a mental institution that Wilfred had to break him out of.
With the slightly altered way of airing this season of Wilfred, it looks as if the show will eventually be paired with a new 10-episode comedy that debuts following the hiatus. There had been some uncertainty as to how FX would handle the delay of critically acclaimed Louie, which aired with Wilfred last season; would they slot in something new? Throw Anger Management into the hour? Move Wilfred to 11:00 following summer drama The Bridge? Now that the show is staying on Thursdays and Anger Management hasn’t shown the type of ratings power that would facilitate such a move, it’s only a matter of which comedy it will be paired with and how compatible the two will be.
Wilfred stars Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), Jason Gann (The Wedge), Fiona Gubelmann (Blades of Glory), and Dorian Brown (Home Run). This season will find Fringe alum Lance Reddick guest starring as Ryan’s therapist.
You can check out a series of teasers for the third season of Wilfred here.
Will you be watching Wilfred this season? What do you think the show should be paired with? Is Ryan any closer to finding out what exactly Wilfred is and the role the dog is meant to play in his life?