YOU’RE THE WORST will end after Season 5, FXX announced Wednesday.
The renewal and announcement came ahead of the Stephen Falk comedy’s Season 4 finale, airing tonight.
The fifth and final season of the show will air in 2018 on FXX.
“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 Nick Grad, co-president of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions in a statement. “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,” added 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 series follows narcissistic, brash, and stubborn Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) and 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. By the end of Season 3, 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.
You’re the Worst Season 4 finale airs with two back-to-back episodes tonight, Nov. 15, at 10:00 p.m. ET on FXX.
Linda Ge | TV Editor