FX’s ‘Wilfred’ to End After Fourth Season

Comedy will transition to FXX for its last season

FX has ordered what will be the fourth and final season for “Wilfred,” and is moving the comedy to FXX for its last 10-episode run.

The Elijah Wood and Jason Gann-starrer is based on an Australian series and debuted on FX in June 2011. Its launch broke ratings records for FX, as it became the cabler’s most-watched comedy premiere with 2.6 million viewers.

The program, created by Gann and Adam Zwar, served as a lead-in for “Louie,” but this year ran solo on the net in its Thursday slot on FX’s primetime lineup as “Louie” took 2013 off and prepares for a 2014 return.

Sources tell Variety that FX chief John Landgraf informed the “Wilfred” creatives of their final, 10-seg order well ahead of time so that they would have an opportunity to tie up loose ends on the series and offer viewers closure. The move offers contrast to the typical cancellation strategy, where, after ratings are assessed during a show’s run, a swift axing of a program after a low-rated season leaves many plot points unresolved, and fans frustrated.

“Wilfred” will air its final season on FXX in 2014. Series is produced by FX Prods.

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