FX renews three


During the network’s presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour 8/6, FX has renewed comedies “Louie” and “Wilfred” for one year each, and 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, a digital service, on 11/1, under an agreement with Rogers Media and FX Networks. FX Canada will offer Canadian viewers FX original series, U.S.-acquired movies and series, original Canadian programming and Canadian sports events.

“Sunny” will mean an eighth and ninth season of the show. FX holds an option to produce a tenth, said FX president John Landgraf, whose three-year contract renewal with the network also was announced.

“Louie,” starring comedian Louis C.K., will get a third season; “Wilfred,” starring Elijah Wood, will move on to its sophomore year.

The new Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuck-produced series “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 have a 13-episode run.