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FX Grants Louie An Extended Break Until Spring Of 2014
There’s good news and bad news for fans of FX’s Louie. The good news is that fans of Louis C.K.’s TV program will be getting a fourth season on the network. However, unfortunately, that fourth season won’t be coming anytime soon. Louie has closed shop until 2014.
Louie’s been on a pretty regular schedule since it’s inception. Seasons 1-3 ran aired on FX from June through September during subsequent TV seasons. Season 3’s finale only aired a couple of weeks ago, and now, the man feels it is high time he took a much needed break. TV Line is reporting that Louis C.K. broke the news in a conference call Tuesday, stating he wants a break for two reasons. The first is to invest time in his stand-up career, and the second is to put together enough material to wow audiences with Season 4.
Louis C.K.’s decision to take a break is certainly shaking things up a bit. I can hardly blame the man for wanting a break from a show he writes, edits, produces, directs, and also stars in, but I’m not sure taking a full-year hiatus is the best way to accomplish this. Alternatively, the man could have delineated his responsibilities out a bit, or even done a final season and closed up shop. I worry that by taking a hiatus, the man’s audience may find other TV initiatives to occupy their time. Nonetheless, Louis C.K.’s a smart guy, and I’m sure he weighed the pros and cons before making a decision.
Ultimately, the hiatus doesn’t look to be too extended. The comedian currently has plans to begin filming in the fall of 2013 and is hoping for a May 2014 airdate.
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