FX just revealed in via conference call that the fourth season of “Louie” won’t hit the channel until spring 2014.
Series mastermind Louis CK appears to be following the model innovated by Larry David with HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” building in lengthy hiatuses to maintain quality control.
Like all right-thinking Americans, I see this as a good thing.
The good news is CK sees the series going on for nine seasons (which I guess means we’ll see a series finale around 2022, if everybody eats right and exercises).
Find all of EW’s story on the matter here.
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Oct. 9, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST
he is maintaining control; and its a damn funny show
Oct. 9, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST
my life is so shallow.......sob....
Oct. 9, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST
It will probably be for the good of the show.
Oct. 9, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST
everything good makes you wait too long and delays in between episodes. Make people wait and they might stop caring. Just an opposing viewpoint. Louie can do whatever he wants. Good half hour comedies are hard to come by.
Oct. 9, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST
by Rakesh Patel
Oct. 9, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST
"Don't disagree with this or you're ignorant". I actually don't care. This is the first season of Louie that I've seen. I really enjoyed it up until the final episode. That episode was poorly put together aside from the present opening bit. Kill Posey's character for no reason other than to be indie-ish. Oh, the girl I've been infatuated with just bit it? I'll sleep it off in an airplane terminal then go feel like more of an outsider in China which is totally against character. No sir, I didn't like it. Take your break, Louie.
Oct. 9, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST
I like it when people die. I laughed really hard.
Oct. 9, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST
A good call. Louie is my favorite comedian...and I adore his FX show. But considering he has been writing every episode as well as preparing new stand up material every year for the past 3 years...he needs time to recharge his batteries. And he needs to lose a bit of weight...
Oct. 9, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST
The Sarah Connor Chronicles should suddenly come back for season 3 after 4 years of hiatus. But no, only funny middle aged guys with different kinds of belly glaze get that luxury.
Oct. 9, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST
One of the best shows on tv.
Oct. 9, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST
Louie is supposed to be mentally challenged, am I right? I really can't see it any other way....
Oct. 9, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST
At first I was going to yell "Nooooooooo!!!", but quality control makes sense, and I like that Louis CK has complete control over his show
Unlike the fiasco with a certain comedy over at NBC.
Oct. 9, 2012, 6 p.m. CST
To fully understand the reason behind Liz's death in the finale, you need to remember back to one of the stand up segments from the pilot. In it he lays out that he just knows too much about life to enjoy dating. His punch-line was about how you can meet someone who completes you; who is your sun and stars and who completes your sentences and is everything a souls mate can be ... and one day they are going to die and you will end up alone, and that is why he cannot enjoy dating. Take that stand up bit and apply it to the the season 3 finale. What you now have is no longer 'indie' but fucking BRILLIANT!!!!
Oct. 9, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST
The whole david letterman thing, really should have been a season long arc. In many ways the season felt unfocused except for the last 4 or so episodes. But I must say Parker posey's arc was amazing, and the way it ended was kinda shocking, It's a shame she won't be in season 4
Oct. 9, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST
Seriously......they blew their wad on Charlie fuckin' Sheen for Chrissakes!! By 2014 all their good dramas will probably hit the skids and their comedy block will be 4 hours of Anger Management........
Oct. 9, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST
I love those eps.
Oct. 9, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST
is the casting of the ex-wife. She's black and the girls playing the daughters are the whitest children on television. Am I missing something here? Is Louie just f@#$ing with the audience?
Oct. 9, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST
12 year old kid in huge glasses just sitting with his hands flat on his thighs all season. Laughed EVERY time I saw him. Not thrilled to wait an extra year, but it is what it is. This is one of the most original, inventive, and rule-busting shows on television in a loooooong time. Having David Lynch on it was a nice nod to Twin Peaks, another one that fits that description.
Oct. 10, 2012, 1:36 a.m. CST
The ex-wife being black is probably a metaphor for black baby mamas.... because they're usually black. And they want all your money and they had a bunch of kids. And they want your money cuz youz the baby daddy.
Oct. 10, 2012, 2:21 a.m. CST
good call on FX not waiting and airing it as a 'holiday special'... we have enough depressed people during the holidays.
Oct. 10, 2012, 2:46 a.m. CST
Am I missing something here?
Oct. 10, 2012, 2:48 a.m. CST
weird, my post went mental. anyways. yes. you did miss something. his wife is white. she's played by a black actress.
Oct. 10, 2012, 3:08 a.m. CST
by Truxton Spangler
And he's said in the past that the casting is a little goofy, and not to take it literally, or too seriously.
Oct. 10, 2012, 4 a.m. CST
You should have been here back in the day, when the talkbacks weren't even in chronological order. Now THAT was a cluster. There was even a time when the talkbacker names were in <b> bold </b> and the subject line was understated. It was cool - a good way to really get to know the regular "characters."
Oct. 10, 2012, 5:13 a.m. CST
Parker Poseys new year exit was just incredible.
Oct. 10, 2012, 5:59 a.m. CST
Quit whining because your pet genre show didn't finish its planned run. You're accomplishing NOTHING by bringing it up practically every fucking week and it's getting ridiculously annoying. Back on topic, I'm slowly coming around to seeing the quality in Louie. I still think the Nan's stand-up is mediocre; but the melancholy tones captured in the Louie television show feel honest and truthful in the same manner that many of his jokes feel forced and stilted.
Oct. 10, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST
Lynch and Posey made the season for me too. Hope Louie's kids don't have beards by 2014.
Oct. 10, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST
Does louie just have one sister or like 4? At first i thought maybe he had several because its always a new actress but then i wondered if he just recasts the role anytime his sister needs to appear I think he did that with his mom as well, and whatever happend to his brother? I friggin love this show because it doesn't follow any set rules
Oct. 10, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST
by Fries Against
First season was hilarious. After that it was "Look at me, Hollywood, I can be a serious director! Look how I use moody music over and over! Please forgive me for Pooty Tang! I want to be taken seriously as an artist! I don't mind working with directors who are into Asian pedophilia."
Oct. 10, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST
friesagainst - ummm, I hate to say, because I love his sensibility and viewpoint, but he may have peaked with season 1.
Bought season 1 on dvd. Returned season 2 after a month. Just didn't hold up to repeat viewing IMO. And not like what I'm hearing about this past season....
Oct. 10, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST
That movie is a piece of shit classic!!!
Oct. 10, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST
by Fries Against
Red in his ledger.
Oct. 10, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST
by Fries Against
Maybe convert it to 3D, add some Channing Tatum.
Oct. 10, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST
I kind of like the artsier direction he took this season -- but not enough to call it better than what came before. Liked the letterman arch probably best of all, thought the ending of the finale was somewhat lame. He was not afraid to go dark this seas
Oct. 10, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST
by Martin Hogg
But I'm all for quality control. Season 8 of Curb was well worth the wait. I hope he does some more stand up in the interim though. I think his stand up is superbamazing. Whats the best moment of Louie so far? Gotta be the Anti-Masturbation league discussion. Although the wife likes the Afghanistan/duckling one
Oct. 10, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST
This season was too self-indulgent.. too many pretentious episodes with little or no laughs. I appreciate the effort to broaden the show but puhleez!
Oct. 11, 2012, 1:41 a.m. CST
The parking meter sign in NYC was hilarious. The Robin Williams episode was funny. The fat kid Never was good and the Letterman Arc was solid and the scene where he was watching the daughters open the christmas presents while he had the flashbacks was funny. Other than that this season was not funny or interesting and I say this as a huge fan of the show.
Oct. 11, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST
Louis has said that there is no continuity in the show, other than his daughters. If he needs his mother to be alive in one episode and dead the next episode, he'll do that. If he needed a sister in season 1 and needs a brother in season 2, he'll do that too. His ex wife being black and his kids being white, is just the latest example of this. (Actually, Amy Poehler as his married sister was probably the latest example)
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