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14 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: FX, Fxx

Episodes: 49 (half-hour)

Seasons: Four

TV show dates: June 23, 2011 -- August 13, 2014

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Dorian Brown, Ethan Suplee, Chris Klein, Nestor Carbonell, and Mary Steenburgen.

TV show description:

A former lawyer, Ryan (Elijah Wood) is an introverted and troubled young man who's struggling to make his way in the world. He's suicidal but things change when his neighbor asks him to take care of her dog for the day. He ends up forming a unique friendship with the pooch, Wilfred (Jason Gann). While everyone else in the world sees Wilfred as just a four-legged canine, Ryan sees him as a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian guy in a cheap dog suit.

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Elijah Wood on Putting Wilfred Down, Eclipsing Frodo, and the Problem With Selfies

14 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

After four seasons and nearly 50 episodes, Wilfred called it a dog’s life last night in quintessentially existential fashion. [Warning: Wilfred spoilers from here on out.] Viewers were left to ponder the fate of depressive protagonist Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood) and his canine best friend turned coping mechanism, Wilfred (Jason Gann). But the dark-as-night comedy’s closing chapter also offered some of its hardest-earned pathos and, depending on your interpretation, either a deeply satisfying meditation on moving forward or a bleak affirmation of ill fate. Hours ahead of the finale’s broadcast, having not yet seen the fully produced episode himself, Wood spoke with Vulture via cell phone about the show’s multidimensional journey, whether it will ever eclipse his association with The Lord of the Rings movies, and his feelings about the word selfies.Do you think Ryan’s dead?When I read the script, that was my feeling. At the very beginning of the episode, »

- Kenny Herzog

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Wilfred – Series Finale Interview with David Zuckerman

14 August 2014 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Nerdly had a moment to correspond with David Zuckerman, the mastermind behind the U.S adaptation of FX’s surprisingly sweet and often endearingly crass Wilfred. It ended it’s four season, forty-nine episode run on Wednesday with a touching, poignant tear-inducing hourlong episode. I watched it and felt immediately comfortable and happy with the ending. I was happy that the series ended precisely correct for what the writers had envisioned for the entirety of the run. There were moments that fulfilled everything that the show promised and left no strings lingering.

It ultimately ended as a sobering account of someone’s mental illness. There wasn’t some grand mytholgical ending where Wilfred was a mischevious god named Krungel or Matdamon. Nope.  But it didn’t need that. It offered rational answers for everything and even gave us answers to why Wilfred looks the way he does, or who Bruce is. »

- Nathan Smith

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Series finale review: 'Wilfred' - 'Resistance'/'Happiness'

13 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few thoughts on the series finale of "Wilfred" coming up just as soon as I pull a dove from behind your ear... I have to admit to losing touch with "Wilfred" for much of this final season, between the move to Fxx and a feeling that the show had largely outlived its usefulness. David Zuckerman has talked in the past about not wanting to let the show get swallowed up by the mystery of who or what Wilfred is, but most of what I saw of the last two seasons suggested that the show ultimately couldn't avoid that trap. And, as a result, it went from a darkly funny comedy with a minor mystery element to a very dark psychological drama that would occasionally pause for a joke about Wilfred's sex life or eating habits. Some isolated parts of this worked — the episode a few weeks back where »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Elijah Wood Talks Wilfred, Looking back on the Show during Its Final Season, His Character’s Paranoia, What He Kept from the Set, and His Upcoming Projects

16 July 2014 8:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Currently in its final season, the FX comedy Wilfred follows Ryan (Elijah Wood), a young man who is still questioning his sanity while learning how to overcome his fears and embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.  As Ryan struggles to make his way through life, the one constant is his unique friendship with his neighbor’s canine pet, which he happens to see as a crude Australian (Jason Gann) in a cheap dog suit. During this recent interview to talk about the show’s final season and to reflect back on the entire experience, actor Elijah Wood talked about where Ryan’s level of paranoia is, at this point, what he thinks the legacy of Wilfred will be, if there is a storyline or character he wishes was explored more deeply, what he’ll remember most about being a part of the show, what he took from the set, »

- Christina Radish

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'Wilfred' Stars on Final Season: The Mystery Will Be Solved (Q&A)

25 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Wilfred's final season begins airing Wednesday, and a major mystery still remains to be solved: What is exactly is Wilfred? Is he a sign of mental illness or some sort of ancient spirit? The Fxx series stars — Elijah Wood (Ryan), Jason Gann (Wilfred) and Fiona Gubelmann (Jenna)— hint that the mystery will more or less be revealed by the time the finale credits role. Photos Saying Goodbye: TV Shows Signing Off in 2014-15 During a May visit to Wilfred's Venice set, the stars shared what they could with The Hollywood Reporter about where Wilfred ends up. What can

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- Aaron Couch

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'Wilfred' Showrunner Opens Up About Saving Lives and Saying Farewell (Guest Column)

25 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A good television show is, in many ways, like a real dog. Both require a lot of attention and love, and occasionally, despite their best intentions, they drop a deuce in your living room. When I first laid eyes on the original Australian series Wilfred, I loved co-creator Jason Gann's indelible performance as the title character, a man trapped in a dog's body. But as funny and weird as the show was, it didn't grab me on an emotional level. It wasn't about anything, and at that point in my career I was looking to do something with more

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- David Zuckerman

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FX sets summer premieres for 'The Strain,' 'Tyrant,' 'The Bridge' and more

16 May 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's vampire drama "The Strain" finally has a concrete summer premiere date, as do the dramas "Tyrant" and "The Bridge."  FX also set premieres for the new comedies "Married" and "You're the Worst," while Fxx has scheduled the final season for "Wilfred."  It's going to be a busy summer between both networks, though mostly for FX, which will be branching new dramas and comedies across a whopping four nights, including a foray into the high stakes drama terrain of Sunday nights. Up first is "Tyrant," from executive producer Howard Gordon. Launching on Tuesday, June 24 at 10 p.m. Et, "Tyrant" is the story of the son of the dictator of a fictional war-torn Middle Eastern nation. After over 20 years in exile, he's drawn back to his homeland -- See what I did there, Howard Gordon fans? -- and political intrigue ensues. Then, on Wednesday, July »

- Daniel Fienberg

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