‘Louie’ Takes “Extended Hiatus”

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LOS ANGELES: During FX’s executive session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour today, network head John Landgraf announced that Louie will take an “extended hiatus” so that Louis C.K. can focus on other work.

C.K., whose company Pig Newton signed an overall deal with the network back in 2013, will be keeping busy with projects such as Baskets, a Zach Galifianakis comedy slated to premiere in 2016, and Better Things, the just-announced Pamela Adlon comedy. There is also a possible third series in the early stages.

Asked when Louie would return, Landgraf responded, “I really don’t know,” and explained that it is entirely up to Louis C.K. Comparing the comedian’s arrangement with FX to HBO’s deal with Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry David, Landgraf stated that it could be six months or two years — whenever C.K. is ready, FX will happily air Louie.

Previously, Louie had an extended hiatus between Seasons 3 and 4.