FX's critically acclaimed comedy series, "Louie," starring comedian Louis C.K., is returning to television in May after a 19-month hiatus.
The show will air Monday, May 5 at 10:00 PM, featuring two back-to-back episodes for seven consecutive weeks until June 16th. While FX ordered 13 episodes, the comedian delivered 14.
C.K. announced the Emmy Award-winning show's break in October 2012, saying that he wanted a year to create new material for the show that he writes for, edits, directs and produces. "I want it to keep being something that comes from somewhere fun and important," the comedian said on a press call.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, has been supportive of the decision when talking to the media. “Louis said he needed extra time between seasons three and four of his show because – even though Louie was the most critically acclaimed television comedy series in America – he needed to make it even better,” he said. “Based on the first three episodes we’ve seen, remarkably, he accomplished his goal.”