FX Unveils Summer Lineup

Get ready for the summer of Wilfred and the return of "Rescue Me" and "Louie."

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

This summer, FX is going to the dogs. Well… one dog, anyway.

Earlier today, the network revealed its original programming slate for this summer, headlined by the new comedy series, "Wilfred." Based upon the Australian TV series of the same name, Elijah Wood ("The Lord of The Rings") stars as an introverted man named Ryan who discovers that his beautiful neighbor Jenna (Fiona Gublemann) has an unusual dog named Wilfred that only Ryan can perceive as a man in a ridiculous dog suit. Jason Gann reprises his role as Wilfred from the original series.

The series is currently receiving a heavy promotion on FX and its premiere date has been set for Thursday, June 23 at 10PM EST/PST.

Two nights earlier, the second season of "Louie" will debut on June 21 at 10:30PM EST/PST. Of course, Louis C.K. will reprise his role as a slightly exaggerated version of himself.

And finally, "Rescue Me" will make its last bow on Tuesday, July 12. The acclaimed drama starring Denis Leary has been one of the network's signature series for six seasons before its upcoming seventh and final season.

While the summer may be a little light on programming, FX dropped a few hints for their Fall plans last month. The animated spy comedy "Archer" will return with three new episodes aired behind the new season of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia."

FX is also likely to bring "American Horror Story" to series, from "Glee" producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

The long awaited adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's "Powers" is also in contention as a pilot along with a drama called "Outlaw Country." However, neither of those projects have received series commitments yet.


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