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June 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

FX scored its highest ratings ever for a comedy show debut Thursday with Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann as his “dog.” FX said that the half-hour episode drew 2.55 million viewers in its initial screening and that the “multi-telecast” drew 3.8 million. The show was also FX’s highest-rated premiere among the key 18-49-year-old demo. The premise of the show may have been its chief draw — the Wood character (and the audience) sees his dog as a man in a dog costume who talks in an Australian accent. But everyone else sees him as a dog. But numerous TV fan blogs posted mostly negative comments from viewers, with many suggesting that they won’t be back. Wilfred drew mixed reviews from newspaper TV critics.