FX renews Wilfred for third season

US cable network FX has renewed stoner comedy Wilfred for a third season.

The Elijah Wood-fronted series, which is based on an Australian format, has been picked up for 13 new episodes and will launch in June 2013.

However, showrunner David Zuckerman will step down and writers Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné will take over the show.

“As John (Landgraf) said at the summer TCA, it was only a matter of time before we picked up the show, we just had to work some things out,” said Nick Grad, EVP, original programming, FX. “David Zuckerman has done an amazing job adapting and reconceiving Wilfred for FX. It was his decision to step down from the Showrunner’s post, but we’re very happy he is going to stay involved with the show. Both we and David have great faith in the ability of Reed and Eli to seamlessly step up and take over the reins. I have no doubt they’ll do a great job.”

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