TCA: FX Renews ‘Louie,’ ‘Wilfred,’ ‘Sunny,’ President’s Contract

John Landgraf re-ups for three more years

Last Updated: August 6, 2011 @ 12:50 PM

FX announced Saturday that president John Landgraf has renewed his contract with the network for three years, and that it has renewed the comedies "Louie" and "Wilfred" for one year each.

Additionally, FX has also ordered two more seasons of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," with an option for a third.

It also announced plans to launch FX Canada. Under an agreement with Rogers Media Inc. and FX Networks, FX Canada will launch on Nov. 1 as a digital service, and will offer Canadian viewers FX original series, U.S.-acquired movies and series, original Canadian programming, and Canadian sports events.

The "Sunny" deal will mean an eighth and ninth season of the show, and FX holds an option to produce a tenth, said Landgraf at the Television Critics Association press tour Saturday morning.

"Louie," starring the Emmy-nominated comedian Louis C.K., will get a third season; "Wilfred," starring Elijah Wood, will move on to its second.

Landgraf also said the new Ryan Murphy-Brad Falchuck–produced "American Horror Story" is designed to run for multiple seasons, with some storylines set in the present and some in the past. Its first season, beginning in October, will run for 13 episodes.