Louie Future Unclear While Louis C.K. Busy Creating Other Comedies


FX CEO John Landgraff said on Saturday during the Television Critics Association press tour, that it is unclear when or whether the Louis C.K. series “Louie” would return.

It’s reminiscent of Larry David’s attitude toward additional episodes of “Curb” where C.K. is leaving the door open for more episodes but not committing to any dates or even promising to return at all.  Meanwhile Louis has been plenty busy producing with four series in the air right now.  C.K. produced “Baskets” starring Zach Galifianakis as a sad clown will debut on FX on January 21st, and he’s also producing a vehicle for “Louie” co-star Pamela Adlon titled “Better Things” which will also premiere on FX this year.  And FX recently announced that Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks are working on a pilot for an animated series for FX, which is pretty exciting news.

C.K. told Variety that he doesn’t know  what he wants to do with the series.  “It’s such an autobigraphical thing that I could do a version of ‘Louie’ when he’s 60, if anyone gives a sh-t… By the time I want to, I might say, ‘Hey guys,’ and they’ll be like, ‘Who is this?’” he said.  But he also shared high praise for the Galifianakis series. “I think Zach’s show succeeds on many levels that my show doesn’t,” C.K. said. “He kind of ignites a laughter. He’s much more generous of a performer than I am.”

Outside of his FX projects, there’s also the Amazon series “One Mississippi” starring Tig Notaro.  The semi-autobiographical story of Tig’s life when she learned she had cancer and shortly after had to return home for her mother’s funeral was picked up to series after a successful pilot premiere in 2015.

Seasons 1-4 of “Louie” are available on Netflix.

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