IFC revives “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” for season 3 after three-year hiatus

Not every TV series David Cross stars in comes back after an extended hiatus. It just seems that way.

IFC announced today that The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret will return to the cable network in 2015 for its third season, three years after we last saw Cross’s Margaret flailing his way through London. Six new half-hour episodes will pick up immediately after his character blew up the planet Earth with nuclear bombs. So look forward to that?!

Take it from Cross himself:

“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. 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.”

Cross writes the series with Shaun Pye and Mark Chappell, in production by Merman Films.

Before blowing up the world, “Todd Margaret” spent two seasons lying and stumbling into one tragic situation after another. Will Arnett, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Hamm, Spike Jonze, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn have co-starred with Cross along the way. The first two seasons are available on Netflix, DVD and Video On Demand, as well as via download on Amazon.com, iTunes and Xbox.

“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 IFC President Jen Caserta.  “We look forward to welcoming Todd Margaret and whoever else survived the apocalyptic blast back to IFC in 2015.”

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