Bill Maher Back For Ninth Season Of ‘Real Time’

By Kimberly Potts LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – When Bill Maher returns with “Real Time” tonight with guests including Keith Olbermann and Louis C.K., they’ll have no shortage of political fodder. Look for a lively roundtable, given President Obama’s low approval ratings, Dick Cheney’s book tour, a Republican winning Anthony Weiner’s seat, and a new Sarah […]

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‘Sunny’s’ Success Continues To Flourish

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Shows don’t start much smaller than “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” But the gloriously offensive series about five selfish, petty do-nothings has grown into one of cable’s most successful comedies — and a model for FX’s other sitcoms. It could work for other networks, too. The show, which […]

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FX Renews Comedies ‘Wilfred,’ ‘Louie’ and ‘It’s Always Sunny’

FX has renewed three of its most successful comedies. Freshman hit “Wilfred,” starring Elijah Wood, has been picked up for a 13-episode second season. “Louie,” created by and starring Emmy-nominated comedian Louis C.K., has been renewed for a 13-episode third season. Long-running comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been renewed for two more seasons […]

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Major Changes In Store for ‘Louie’

Expect some major changes – and a guest appearance from Joan Rivers – during season two of the FX comedy “Louie” (Thursdays, 10:30 p.m.). “If you missed the whole first season, it really doesn’t matter,” star and creator Louis C.K. tells us. “This season is like a whole other product.” For starters, his character Louie […]

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Elijah Wood Comedy Debut Sets FX Ratings Record

FX scored its best-ever comedy ratings with the debut of “Wilfred” Thursday night. The dog-gone comedy starring Elijah Wood – as a troubled single guy who imagines his neighbor’s dog is talking to him – drew 2.55 million viewers to the Fox-owned cable channel last Thursday at 10-10:30 p.m. (9-9:30c), FX said late Friday. That’s […]

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Two Comedies Push Boundaries of Hilarity on FX

For proof that just about anything goes on TV these days, just check out the two comedies on FX Thursday night. The two – one new and the other returning for its second season – employ language and plot devices that were once unheard-of on commercial-supported TV. Well, apparently those days are long gone, which […]

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