10:17am PT by Philiana Ng
IFC Bringing Back David Cross' 'Todd Margaret'
IFC is staying in business with David Cross.
Following a three-year break, the cable network has renewed scripted comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a six-episode third season. It will premiere in 2015 on IFC.
The London-based series is created, written by and stars Cross as the titular character, an American lacking any sense of good judgment. Writing has begun, with production expected to start next year.
"As thrilled as I am to not have to answer the question, 'Hey man, will there be a third series of Todd Margaret or what?' anymore, the true thrill comes in figuring out how to extend a serialized episodic in which the world blows up at the end of series two. How do you do that for six episodes! Well, Shaun, Mark and I are up to the challenge," said Cross. "I sincerely couldn't ask for a better group of folks to be doing it for than the lovely ladies [and one dude now] at IFC. It is such a pleasure to work for them. They are a rarity in this business."
"Perhaps it was a poor decision for Todd to end the world, but working with David to bring this series back is a great decision for the fans," said Jennifer Caserta, IFC president. "We look forward to welcoming Todd Margaret and whoever else survived the apocalyptic blast back to IFC in 2015."
The first season drew more than 1 million viewers for IFC, while the sophomore run saw a 50 percent jump to 1.6 million viewers, according to live-plus-seven ratings data. The first two seasons of Todd Margaret are currently available on Netflix as well as DVD.
Todd Margaret is produced by Merman Films. Cross, Shaun Pye and Mark Chappell co-write the series. Clelia Mountford and Cross are executive producers.
Todd Margaret returns to an IFC slate that includes Portlandia, Maron, Comedy Bang! Bang!, the next installment of The Spoils of Babylon franchise and American Documentary.