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Savage set for FX’s ‘Wilfred’

Actress will co-star with Wood, Gann

Hyphenate Andrea Savage (“Dinner for Schmucks”) has joined the cast of FX’s adaptation of Australian laffer “Wilfred.”

Savage will co-star alongside Elijah Wood and Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the original Oz series. “Wilfred” stars Wood as a guy who lives next door to a woman and her talking, boozy dog, played by Gann. Production on the pilot takes place this summer.

Savage also has a project in development with Peter Chernin’s 20th Century Fox TV-based Chernin Entertainment, and she is writing a script for Castle Rock. Thesp’s credits include Comedy Central’s “Dog Bites Man,” which she produced, and Bravo’s short-lived “Significant Others.”.

David Zuckerman adapted the script for “Wilfred” and exec produces along with Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwatinetz, Rich Frank and Paul Frank. Joe Connor and Ken Conner of Australia’s Renegade are also exec producers.

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