FXX has ordered a third season of comedy You’re The Worst for premiere in the summer. Additionally, series creator/exec producer Stephen Falk has signed an overall deal to develop and produce projects for FX Networks and FX Prods.
The You’re the Worst renewal, which comes on the day of the show’s Season 2 penultimate episode, follows the recent cancellation of fellow sophomore comedy Married. The two softly rated comedies last year were picked up for second seasons based on FX brass’ faith in the creative. Ratings for both have continued to be low, posting double-digit year-to-year drops. The most recent episode of You’re The Worst with Live+3 numbers available logged 402,000 total viewers and 334,000 adults 18-49, compared with 593,000 viewers and 388,000 adults 18-49 for the Season 2 finale of Married. However, You’re The Worst has been a critical darling and runs on FXX, compared with the more established FX for Married.
“Stephen is one of the best new talents in comedy — as funny, thoughtful and original as You’re the Worst, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next,” said FX Networks’ Nick Grad. “You’re the Worst, already one of the most critically acclaimed comedies on television, is also one of the most innovative, something Stephen and the cast will continue in the much-deserved third season. The daring turn this season, led by the honest and respectful portrayal of Gretchen’s depression, was a very courageous move for a comedy and another milestone for You’re the Worst.”
You’re the Worst, from FX Prods., is described as a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven’t been very successful with either. It’s the story of Gretchen (Aya Cash) and Jimmy (Chris Geere), fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, Sunday Funday, friendship and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners. Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue round out the cast. The series airs Wednesdays at 10:30 PM on FXX.
The You’re the Worst renewal ends the comedy cancellation streak at FX, which also included the Billy Crystal-Josh Gad freshman The Comedians.