FX’s man-in-dog-suit comedy, Wilfred is coming to an end. After wrapping up its fourth season next year, the comedy-drama will be taken out to the barn and laid to rest Old Yeller-style, most likely due catching a particularly rabid case of “not enough people watching.” The show’s ratings in its third season were significantly lower than its series premiere which broke ratings records for the network, securing 2.55 million viewers.
Wilfred is based on an Australian series of the same name and features actor Jason Gann reprising his role as the titular pot smoking and foul-mouthed canine alongside Elijah Wood.
The show will wrap up with a final 10-episode season to close off lose ends, and finish the show with a definitive ending, a privilege many struggling programs don’t get. The final season will air on FX’s new comedy-focused channel FXX. While the news is sad for Wilfred fans, we do hear that all dogs go to heaven, or at least DVD aisles.