Well well well…last Friday marked our last day of filming, which can only mean one thing…everyone here is out of work! Wait. Apparently it can mean two things…cause it also means…Season 3 premieres NEXT WEEK!
That’s right folks, your wait is almost over. Thursday, June 20th will be here before you know it, and we will drop not one, but TWO new episodes of Wilfred directly in the dog bowl that is your (hopefully flat-screen, hi-def) television. Get ready to gobble them up.
If you’re wondering what you can possibly do to fill the time between now and next Thursday (outside of re-watching Seasons 1 and 2), feel free to check out these little tidbits with cast members Elijah Wood and Fiona Gubelmann. During filming, we were able to snag them in order to answer some hard-hitting fan questions submitted through Twitter.
Hey Wilfred fans! We are hard at work over here putting the final touches on Season 3. We have one more week of filming and then, BLAM-O! Season 3 premieres June 20th at 10pm. That should give you plenty of time to re-watch last season and collect all of your necessary Wilfred watching, uhh…supplies (insert not-so-subtle wink here).
Come back here throughout the season for official Wilfred news and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. And in the meantime be sure to follow us on Twitter @WilfredTV and like us on Facebook.
After production on Wilfred Season 2 wrapped, David Zuckerman (Wilfred Executive Producer, Writer) sat in his office with two microphones and a laptop and invited his pal Randall Einhorn (Wilfred Executive Producer, Director) to come watch their favorite episodes from Season 2, and record their sessions for what we call the “Wilfred Producer’s Podcasts”. The result is an exclusive look not only into David’s explanation of the creative architecture behind writing for Wilfred, but a technical breakdown of how Randall achieves the signature look that defines this show. Each podcast is meant to play simultaneously with its episode, like an audio commentary track. They’re completely free and the first two episodes are now available on iTunes! Go download them right now and check below for some quick instructions on how to sync your podcast with the episode:
Queue up the episode
This is why your DVR is such a handy thing. Get the episode playing and then PAUSE it right before the main “Wilfred” title appears. This ensures that when you’re prompted to hit play, your commentary will be in sync. If you’re without a DVR, you can always find these episodes in the iTunes store or on a richer friend’s DVR.
Play the podcast
There is a short introduction with David and Randall at the beginning of each podcast, after which you will hear a beeping tone. This tone is your cue to unpause the video, here comes the Wilfred title and presto, you’re in sync! David even announces what is on the screen at the beginning to make sure you’re in the right place.
When a commercial break is coming up, David or Randall will hop on and remind you to pause the podcast mp3, and then hit play again when the commercial break is over to resume commentary. Simple as that.
If you’re worried about maintaining your sync, don’t. While the conversation between David and Randall is best enjoyed alongside the episode, they keep their talking points broad enough that you won’t miss anything from being a few seconds off. You’ll only have to hit pause three times per podcast, and if you’ve downloaded these episodes from iTunes you won’t have to hit pause at all since the commercials have been taken out!
Please leave comments below about what you think of David’s experiment with providing this brand new exclusive web content for Wilfred fans, and what your experience was like while watching these commentaries in action. We’ll be releasing two more commentaries next week, and after that it’s up to you guys to ensure we do more. Subscribe to the iTunes feed here, and show your support by spreading that link to your favorite message boards, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc! If these get popular enough, we might even be able to talk David into doing some Season 1 episodes. It’s up to you, Wilfred fans!
Hey Wilfred fans, get ready for another brand new episode only on FX! Tonight, Wilfred and Ryan take a trip somewhere very important to answer one of Ryan’s most pressing questions. It’s tough to say anything more, so you’ll just have to see for yourself what happens.
Have you been checking the Official Wilfred Facebook page? There’s a ton of behind-the-scenes webisodes and more for you to enjoy while you wait for tonight’s episode. Just last night, in fact, we posted an interview with Mary Steenburgen, who plays Ryan’s mother. Click on the image below to watch as Mrs. Steenburgen lets us in on how she prepared for the role of Catherine.
That’s it for now folks, go enjoy tonight’s brand new Wilfred at 10pm on FX!
Hopefully you all enjoyed last night’s brand new Wilfred on FX. There’s simply too much going on in this season to truly write a non-spoiling blog post so let’s spare you the worry and talk about something that happened two weeks ago, in the episode entitled “Avoidance.” Remember the scene where Ryan discovers a large amount of… “deposits” on his clothing after being flashed with a black-light? It was a quick joke in the episode, but in case you were wondering how such an effect is achieved then look no farther than following behind-the-scenes video:
That’s Randall Einhorn you’re watching there, who is the director and an executive producer of Wilfred. For more of Randall, stay tuned as we debut our Wilfred Producer’s Podcasts in the following weeks — featuring Randall as well as David Zuckerman (executive producer, writer). These podcasts are meant to play along with each episode, essentially like a free audio commentary that you download from iTunes. David and Randall are two of the biggest creative minds behind the show and they’ve got a lot to say about the universe that they’ve helped to create with Wilfred star Jason Gann. You definitely won’t want to miss out.
So keep it parked here at the blog for more information on how to subscribe as these podcasts become available, and keep enjoying brand new Wilfred!
Hello again Wilfred fans! Now for the eighteen of you out there that actually read this blog, I’m about to share a really important secret with you:
Wilfred is not really a dog.
No, in reality he’s a guy named Jason Gann who plays a guy in a dog suit in a television show called “Wilfred” on FX. Oh what, you were expecting something else? Anyway, this was all an elaborate segway to the following interview, wherein Jason Gann answers some of your most pressing twitter questions:
Hope you enjoy tonight’s episode, and tune in every week for more Wilfred behind the scenes, interviews, and more!
One question we see over and over again from fans is what the cast of Wilfred are like in real life, and whether they have anything in common with the characters they play. For example, like his character Ryan, does Elijah Wood exist in a seemingly alternate plane of reality that constantly places his sanity into question? It’s probably best to let Elijah answer that one for himself.
Glad that’s cleared up, now get yourselves ready for brand new Wilfred next Thursday at 10pm — only on FX!
We had the pleasure of talking with legendary comedian Robin Williams during the filming of last week’s episode. The interview is live right now on the official Wilfred Facebook page (in the “Videos” section), or just click the image below!
Go check it out to see Mr. Williams discuss his first reaction to the show, what his dog thinks of Wilfred, and some important words of advice to all the fans out there.