The two shows, both raw and raunchy looks at modern relationships, have been consistently lauded by critics, though neither pulled in huge ratings for FX. As part of the renewal decision, and an indication that the network will take a different tack with advertising the shows next year, You’re the Worst will move to sister channel FXX for its sophomore run, while Married will remain on FX. Both second seasons will run for 13 episodes, as opposed to this year’s ten.
Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the network’s Presidents of Original Programming, released an official statement, saying:
“We love these shows and the creative visions of Andrew Gurland of Married and Stephen Falk of You’re the Worst. Both series have terrific ensemble casts and outstanding lead performances – Nat Faxon and Judy Greer in Married, and Chris Geere and Aya Cash in You’re the Worst. These shows are honest, 360-degree looks at relationships and we’re excited to see how they evolve.”
You’re the Worst centers on two self-destructive, toxic individuals (Chris Geere and Aya Cash) who, against the advice of all their friends, attempt a seemingly impossible feat – to have a relationship with complete and utter honesty. Married, meanwhile, explores two married, suburban parents (Nat Faxon and Judy Greer) faced with the dismayingly laid-out rest of their lives.
As a huge fan of You’re the Worst and a slightly cooler viewer (but still a viewer!) of Married, I’m thrilled to see that both series will be returning to television next summer. Neither was a lock to return, but FX does have a habit of sticking with even its less popular series longer than most major networks.