TV Junkie: ABC Picks Up 2 Drops 1; Elijah Wood to Star in FX Comedy
ABC picks up full seasons of "No Ordinary Family" and "Better With You" while giving the ax to "The Whole Truth" (not a surprise) but will continue to shoot all 13 episodes (through mid-December) and ABC will air all of the episodes.
Elijah Wood will star in his first TV series as part of FX's "Wilfred" - an adaptation of an Australian series. From the press release: Wood stars as "Ryan" an introvert who struggles to find social and professional happiness, until he meets "Wilfred" (played by Jason Gann), who is described as part Australian Shepherd, part Russell Crowe on a bender. The world sees Wilfred as a dog; Ryan sees Wilfred as a man dressed in a dog suit." The series will air on FX sometime in the next 18 months. We have to admire FX just "going for it" by buying 13 episodes of this show without doing tons of market research, screenings, or tweaking of the show. Generally we see this faith in artistry on the premium networks like HBO.