FXX’s ‘You’re The Worst’ Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

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FXX’s ‘You’re The Worst’ Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

“You’re the Worst,” the critically-acclaimed comedy series from creator and showrunner Stephen Falk, has been renewed for a fifth and final season, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Falk and FX Networks jointly decided to make the fifth season, which will air on FXX in 2018, the series’ finale.

“Stephen Falk has been an extraordinary creative partner to work with over the past four years, and it is in that spirit that we came to the mutual decision to end ‘You’re the Worst’ with its fifth season,” said Grad. “Stephen’s singular vision for the series has been its guiding force from the start and our decision, while difficult, will allow the series to end on its own terms and in a way most satisfying to its devoted fans. We want to thank Stephen, the cast and the crew for everything they’ve done to make ‘You’re the Worst’ one of the best comedies on TV.”

“Making ‘You’re The Worst’ has been an incredible experience and FX Networks have been dream partners,” said Falk. “I am thankful to have the opportunity to be thoroughly judged whether or not we ‘stick the landing’ – which is a thing people say now that stupid Breaking Bad had to end so damn perfectly.”

The Season 4 finale of “You’re the Worst” aired Wednesday.

“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. You’re the Worst is 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.

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 stubborn Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) has inadvertently found himself paired up with cynical, people-pleasing, and self-destructive Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash). After a whirlwind courtship, and a very rough post-cohabitation period of dealing with Gretchen’s clinical depression, Jimmy and Gretchen were forced to learn how to manage a relationship in the face of tragedy when Jimmy’s father unexpectedly died. Ultimately, drawn closer, Jimmy proposed and then suddenly disappeared when confronted with the notion that Gretchen would be his family. Now broken up, and involved with other people, both struggle to move on while constantly being pulled back toward one another.

Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges, who plays Edgar Quintero, Jimmy’s once homeless war veteran roommate who, having recently learned to manage his PTSD, has gotten a new job and is navigating the world of television comedy writing; and Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian, Gretchen’s best friend and former partner in crime who is recently divorced and taking her first steps toward life as a single, professional woman.

“You’re the Worst” is produced by FX Productions.

About FXX

FXX is the newest basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series “Archer,” “You’re the Worst” and the upcoming untitled Marvel’s Deadpool animated comedy series. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to “The Simpsons,” the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXX is carried in 86 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox.

The above press release was issued by FXX.

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