It will be over a year until Louis C.K.’s Emmy-award winning TV show Louie will return to the airwaves.
Yesterday on a reporter conference call, the comedian stated that he needed to recharge his batteries and and that the show will not return until May 2014 because he wanted more time to prepare for the show’s fourth season and “turn in something really great.”
Louie is one of FX network’s most critically acclaimed shows, the president of the network John Landgraf is completely supportive and is giving the comedian the time. Landgraf and FX appear to have a great working relationship with the comedian as he gets the creative freedom to create his show most only dream about. In addition the network agreed to air his self-released stand-up special Live At The Beacon Theater one time on the network so it could be eligible for an Emmy nomination, which it ended up winning.
“Every season when I have such a short shooting period, I want to do better,” said C.K. “I want the show to be better. It was just exciting to think of, what if I had what if I had that much time to deliver Season 4.” It was also stated that the show format could change based on what makes sense to tell the story for example the 3-story arc this past season that addressed Louis trying out as a late night replacement host for Letterman.
The comedian writes, produces, directs and edits his own show so it’s a time crunch to shoot. Louis is currently on tour, ya know the one he self-sold via his website. This material will probably become a special by the end of said tour and be released in 2013. So it’s not that we won’t be seeing Louis in 2013 we just won’t have our beloved TV show to talk about.