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FX Orders 13 Episodes of 'Wilfred,' Jane Badler Extends 'V' Stay and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 25th 2010 6:45PM
Elijah WoodFX has picked up 'Wilfred,' an American adaptation of the Australian hit, for 13 episodes. The show will Elijah Wood as Ryan a shy guy struggling with social and professional happiness -- that is until he meets Wilfred, a dog played by Jason Gann.

Wood's character sees Wilfred as a man in a dog suit, but the rest of the world sees him as a dog. Jason Gann is the co-creator of the series and he played the title character in the Australian version.

"We loved how well the pilot turned out, and we were blown away by the chemistry between Elijah Wood and Jason Gann," said Nick Grad, executive vice president of original programming at FX Networks, in a statement.

In other TV news ...

'Family Guy' star Alex Borstein has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the agreement, Borstein will write and executive produce two comedy projects that she could potentially star in, one animated and one live-action. Borstein's contract also allows other writers to develop for her too. [Deadline Hollywood]

Original 'V' star Jane Badler has extended her stay on the series for the entire second season. Badler was originally signed on for four episodes, but she'll be around for all 10 episodes. [TV Guide]

Skyler Samuels has been cast in 'Nine Lives.' 'The Gates' star will headline the ABC Family pilot about Chloe King, a young woman with heightened abilities. [Deadline Hollywood]

Stephanie Hodge, the only female member of the 'Jackass' crew, has broken her silence about her time with the boys. Hodge left the group after she suffered a broken back and pelvis. [Asylum]

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Matthew

Great news about Jane Badler, But since when is the second season only 10 episodes?

October 26 2010 at 12:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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