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You're the Worst

You're the Worst

Photo Credit:  Byron Cohen / FX
  • Premiered: 
    July 17, 2014
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  • Network: FX
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Stephen Falk 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
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Plot Synopsis

YOU'RE THE WORST is a half-hour comedy series the centers on two self-destructive people, Jimmy and Gretchen, who fall in love despite themselves and attempt the impossible -- a relationship. Jimmy, a British novelist living in Los Angeles, is a brash, self-destructive narcissist with selective face-blindness. His hotly-anticipated first book -- a semi-autobiographical tale of a father and son reconnecting -- was a minor critical darling, even if sales were less than stellar. Jimmy has been burned by relationships in the past and has thus written them off completely. He instead chooses to focus his energies on scotch within his very controlled lifestyle, which allows him to stay firmly in his comfort zone; that lifestyle is quickly sidelined when Gretchen enters his life. Gretchen manages to defy expectations with everything she does. Gretchen handles PR for some of the biggest, and most difficult, music acts in town, so she knows how to hold her own, which fits her cynical, stubborn, and fundamentally dishonest personality quite nicely. She's never been in a real relationship and is perfectly happy with that, so when she meets Jimmy and finds herself falling for him, her whole world-view is turned on its head. Gretchen never ceases to surprise Jimmy, who finds himself quickly succumbing to her charming abrasiveness. She may be the only person in the world who's suited to handle, and possibly fall in love with, Jimmy. Jimmy's rent-free roommate and closest friend, Edgar, used to be his pot dealer in college, but the two lost touch when Edgar joined the army and did a couple tours in Iraq. They reconnected a few years ago when Jimmy found him living on the streets. Now back home, Edgar finds himself grappling with PTSD and searching for his place in the world, and he does light housework and cooks all of Jimmy's meals in exchange for living quarters. Gretchen's lifelong BFF, Lindsay, is down for literally anything, making her the perfect wing-woman and, more often than not, enabler. Lindsay and Gretchen have spent many a night drunkenly partying and fueling each other's bad impulses, but Lindsay is now married to a boring banker, struggling with domesticity, and longing for the debaucherous adventures she and Gretchen used to have. Plus, she's a chronic over-eater who's desperately trying to fit in with the skinny Westside L.A. housewife crowd and failing miserably. Season 2 of YOU'RE THE WORST premiered on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:30pm ET/PT on FXX. After a whirlwind courtship that culminates in Gretchen burning her apartment down with a faulty "back massager," she and Jimmy are forced to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together (which neither of them are particularly thrilled about). Now they must learn how to live with each other when they can barely live with themselves. In the season opener, "The Sweater People," a newly co-habitating Jimmy and Gretchen avoid a life of domesticity by partying non-stop. Edgar obsesses over Lindsay while an oblivious Lindsay makes a desperate attempt to reconcile with her husband. On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, FXX premiered the third season of YOU'RE THE WORST. Narcissistic, brash, and stubborn Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) has inadvertently found himself paired up with cynical, people-pleasing, and self-destructive Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash). Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges, who plays Edgar Quintero, Jimmy's once homeless war veteran roommate who is struggling to manage his PTSD while forging a post-combat life; and Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian, Gretchen's best friend and former partner in crime who's exploring her identity after her loveless marriage was resurrected by a surprise pregnancy. In the season opener, "Try Real Hard," Jimmy and Gretchen adjust to life after saying I love you. Edgar and Dorothy have sexual problems. Lindsay and Paul start a new hobby.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 10-11pm ET/PT, FXX premiered the Season 3 finale of YOU'RE THE WORST, showing back-to-back new episodes. In the night's first new episode (10pm), "You Knew It Was a Snake," the three couples engage in day-long fights. Then, in the season finale, "No Longer Just Us," Jimmy and Gretchen investigate a murder site. Lindsay sees a new side of Paul. Edgar makes a sacrifice with unforeseen consequences. Six weeks earlier -- on September 28 -- FXX renewed YOU'RE THE WORST for a fourth season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by FX Productions


  • - Los Angeles, California USA