Looks like Jimmy and Gretchen are going to get another chance to reach for new lows.
The FXX network announced this morning that its cult favorite comedy “You're the Worst” is being picked up for a third season of modern day relationship terrors.
Now in the final weeks of its second season, the show has garnered legions of followers with its knife's blade dark comedy and dark drama combination. Creator Stephen Falk has widely been credited with pushing the show into frontiers beyond mere shock comedy into exploring issues of clinical depression and alienation.
Season Three will air in the summer of 2016.
Here's the complete announcement from the network:
BREAK OUT THE TRASH JUICE! YOU”RE THE WORST RETURNS FOR SEASON 3 ON FXX
Executive Producer/Creator Stephen Falk Reaches Multi-Year Overall Deal to Develop and Produce Projects for FX Networks and FX Productions
Critically-Acclaimed Comedy Due Back in Summer 2016
Twitter Pitch: Better than a boozy brunch! “You”re the Worst” (@YTWFXX) will be back for a third season!
LOS ANGELES, December 2, 2015 – FXX has ordered a third season of the critically-acclaimed comedy You”re the Worst from Creator and Executive Producer Stephen Falk, who has reached an overall deal to develop and produce projects for FX Networks and FX Productions, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
The third season of You”re the Worst will air on FXX in summer 2016. The multi-year overall deal will enable Falk to write, develop and produce television projects for FX Networks and FX Productions.
“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 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 is 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 and Jimmy, fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, Sunday Funday, friendship, and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners. The series currently airs Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT on FXX.
You”re the Worst returns with an all-new episode tonight, “Other Things You Could Be Doing” (Airs December 2, 2015, 10:30 pm e/p on FXX) – Frustrated with Gretchen, Jimmy makes a tough choice. Lindsay comes to a decision about Paul. Edgar has his improv graduation show. Written by Stephen Falk; directed by Matt Shakman. The season finale (“The Heart is a Dumb-Dumb”) airs next Wednesday, December 9 at 10:30 pm e/p on FXX.
An original comedy from writer and executive producer Stephen Falk, You”re the Worst puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) has inadvertently found himself paired up with cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash). After a whirlwind courtship that culminates in Gretchen burning her apartment down with a faulty “back massager,” she and Jimmy are forced to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together (which neither of them are particularly thrilled about). Now they must learn how to live with each other when they can barely live with themselves.
Rounding out the cast are Desmin Borges, who plays Edgar Quintero, Jimmy”s once homeless, war veteran roommate who”s on a mission to redefine his relationship with Jimmy; and Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian, Gretchen”s best friend and former partner in crime who”s now struggling to find her identity after being dumped by her “lame, soft” husband.
You”re the Worst is produced by FX Productions.