The FXX comedy You’re The Worst manages to pack a lot of depravity into the average 22-minute episode: Excessive day-drinking, explicit cuckolding scenarios, one character’s relationship with a “financial dominatrix,” mouse-euthanasia-by-car-exhaust, artificial-insemination-by-turkey-baster, skin-crawlingly accurate representations of a friend’s improv performance, and a season-premiere sex scene that pushed the boundaries of basic-cable nudity standards, to name but a few. Wrapped around all that are some uncommonly nuanced depictions of clinical depression, PTSD, and modern romance, but to a certain segment of the population, this is always going to be the “Sunday Funday” show. Either way, just imagine what kind of stuff Jimmy, Gretchen, Edgar, Lindsay, Vernon, Paul, Becca, and poor, neglected Killian could get up to with twice as much time on their hands—which is exactly what will happen when You’re The Worst returns for its fourth season on Wednesday, September 6 at 10 p.m.
The hour-long premiere picks up after the events of last year’s season-ending cliffhanger, (and if you haven’t caught up with that, look away now), with Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash) split up and seeing other people, while Edgar (Desmin Borges) and Lindsay (Kether Donohue) explore their new lives as a TV writer and a divorcée, respectively. And there’s presumably some typically outlandish stuff woven in there, because a) there’s double the episode, and b) the set up for season four feels like it’s exclusively reflecting the show’s “LCD Soundsystem”/“Twenty-Two” side.
The premiere date announcement was accompanied by the news of Better Things’ impending return. The second season of Pamela Adlon’s Peabody Award-winning series premieres Thursday, September 14 at 10 p.m. on FX.