FX feeds you a double helping of hilarious tonight.

Posted: June 23, 2011 by ksteets in TV
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FX is quickly becoming my favorite network, if they would only stop showing Two and Half Men reruns. Home of Sons of Anarchy, Justified and Rescue Me, last season they gave us Louis C.K’s simply titled Louie. Shot on such a low-budget that the network let the comedian do almost whatever he wanted for six episodes and it resulted in the best half hour of comedy on cable. C.K. stars as a TV version of himself, a single divorced father of two daughters and a stand-up comedian. The show mixes in scenes of his life in New York with scenes from his stand-up shows through out the city. The show had appearence from fellow comdians Ricky Gervais, Jim Norton and Robert Kelly. My favorite episode had C.K. annihilating a women who was talking during one of his sets then trying to hook up with her afterward. While the show doesn’t get the same liberties as his previous sitcom, the unjustly canceled after one season Lucky Louie on HBO, FX does push boundaries that the big four networks would never do and the language in this episode was vicious. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

Before the second season starts tonight, FX is bringing all new comedy starring Elijah Wood. Wilfred center’s around Rick, a beaten man, depressed and pushed around by his sister and father. After a failed suicide attempt the night before he answers his door the next day to find neighbor Jenna asking him to watch after her dog Wilfred, but while the rest of the world sees Wilfred as a cute and cuddly dog, Rick sees a pot smoking, foul-mouthed, belligerent Australian man in a dog suit. And so our story begins. Jason Gann plays Wilfred and had originally wrote this with Adam Zwar as a short film and then a TV series in Australia where it had aired for 2 eight episode seasons. FX has produced 13 episodes for this series with the first airing tonight at 10 pm et followed by Louie at 10:30 et.

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