TV Bits: FX Picks Up Elijah Wood Comedy Series ‘Wilfred’; Comedy Central Greenlights ‘Waiting…’ Pilot
Posted on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 by Adam Quigley
The series was developed by Zuckerman, who also wrote the pilot. Jason Gann, co-creator of the original show, is reprising his role as Wilfred. FX has ordered 13 episodes based off the pilot, set to premiere summer 2011. [Ain’t It Cool, Deadline, The Live Feed]
After the break, the cult comedy Waiting… gets adapted into a TV series.
Though there wasn’t much enthusiasm for the Waiting… sequel, Still Waiting…, the original lewd, crude restaurant comedy still has enough of a built-in following that Comedy Central wants it as a TV series. Considering how often they broadcast the film, this shouldn’t come as too big a shock.
The half-hour show, also from writer/director Rob McKittrick, has been given a pilot order, and will continue the exploits and antics of the aimless employees of a Shenaniganz chain restaurant as they mock customers, instigate interpersonal drama, and remind us once again why it’s a bad idea to mess with the people who handle your food.
I wouldn’t call Waiting… a great film by any means, but I like it more than I probably should, and can see its premise fitting well with the TV format. But will it? That remains to be seen. Comedy Central hasn’t had the greatest track record with live-action shows (see recently: Big Lake, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire), and unless they can find an actor with as strong a presence as Ryan Reynolds to carry the series, I could very easily see it landing with a thud. [Deadline, The Live Feed]Cool Posts From Around the Web: