FX made a major move yesterday in renewing three of its comedies. They picked up It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for eighth and ninth seasons, making the show the longest running cable comedy ever. The comedy has been creatively stronger than ever during season seven, which was one of the reasons for the two season renewal.
The network also renewed Louie for a third season as the comedy has improved viewership tremendously from the first to second seasons. The comedy blends stand-up from Louie CK as well as plot driven from the material. Louie just received an Emmy nomination for his role in the series.
Finally, FX renewed freshman comedy Wilfred that stars Elijah Wood. The series is averaging 5 million cumulative viewers per week, and has been hailed as a fresh and quirky series. This marks Wood’s first regular television series after an extensive movie career.