March 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm #312970
Louie returns May 5 with not 13, but 14 new episodes!!! Like Gold Derby reported a few months ago, the episodes will air back to back but it’ll still be on FX and not FXX like previously reported.March 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm #312972
Be better than season 3.March 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm #312973
Awesome. Hoping the time off gave Louis CK time to mold a stronger season than the last, his weakest output.March 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm #312974
Even at its weakest, season 3 was pretty much better than anything else and it (or 30 Rock) easily should have beaten Modern Family. I can’t wait for season 4.March 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm #312975
I would argue that Enlightened, 30 Rock and New Girl were of the best comedies of last season. But of course Louie was more deserving than Modern Family. We’re just comparing season 3 to the show’s standards.March 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm #312976
Oh, right. I don’t think it was that much of a dip in quality from season 2. But I guess The Late Show trilogy probably makes the season seem better than it actually was.
But yeah, I agree. Out of the nominees, 30 Rock and Louie were the best, with Enlightened overall best.March 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm #312977
It will be competing for Emmys 2014 right?
I mean barely, since they’ll air 8 episodes in May, which is just 1 more than the half of the whole season.March 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm #312978
^ Yes, 2014 Emmys.
FX’s ‘Louie’ Returns May 5 After 19 Months
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 1:07pm PDT
The offbeat comedy that won a writing Emmy in 2012 and scored the first Outstanding Comedy Series nom for a basic cable show finally is heading back to a TV screen near you. There was no Emmy love for FX’s Louie last year, however, because the cable net said in October 2012 that series was taking a year off. But today FX said Season 4 of the acclaimed series will premiere May 5 with back-to-back new episodes. The network ordered a 13-episode season of the single-camera show, but series creator-director-writer-star Louis C.K. delivered a 14th. In announcing the hiatus in 2012, he and FX President John Landgraf referred to the first three seasons of Louie as the first act of a trilogy, with Louis C.K. noting he hoped the show could go to nine seasons. The multihyphenate has kept busy during the series’ time off, inking an overall deal with FX Productions in December, co-writing a comedy with Zach Galifianakis that FX ordered to pilot in January; touring with his stand-up acts and offering $5 downloads of an old indie pic he did way back in 1998. He also has been tapped for a voice role in Illumination Entertainment’s untitled Pets Movie and is set to host Saturday Night Live for a second time March 29.March 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm #312979
So will the entire season be eligible for the 2014 Emmys?
The 8 episodes airing in May are obviously eligible but what about the 6 episodes airing in June? Will they be considered “hanging episodes”? That rule is for 5 episodes (or less).
Having 6 episodes means you’re eligible in the period you’re airing in, so you don’t have to join the other episodes that aired in a different eligibility period.March 14, 2014 at 5:48 am #312980
I’m excited for the guest stars – Louis C.K. always has great guest stars on the show. David Lynch was Emmy-worthy, and its a shame he was snubbed. And who did he lose to? A comedy legends in his 80s who defined TV comedy but never won an Emmy. Peh…
I hope he can rope in some great guest stars – Woody Allen, Denis Leary (who I am still angry with for steal Bill Hicks’ act), Kevin Spacey, Ellen Degeneres (in a darker performance than her normal one), Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon, Robert De Niro. Louie is one of the only shows where Oscar winners and comedians can rub shoulders, and I expect we will see more of this soonMarch 16, 2014 at 2:40 am #312981
outsider, the entire season will be eligible and submitted.
Also, people, please search to see if a thread for your topic already exists.April 13, 2014 at 1:02 am #312982
What outsider said above just occured to me separately and I came to this thread to comment. Sorry that I misunderstood your post a month ago. They really could just enter the remaining six episodes as a separate season next year, eh? In fact, it seems wrong of them not to. The wording in the rulebook is more ambiguous now, which is how I suppose that they are allowed to enter them altogether, but here is what the rulebook said about hanging episodes five years ago: “If a series does not have enough episodes in a current or subsequent awards year to qualify for eligibility, those ‘hanging’ episodes have eligibility in the awards year where eligibility was attained.” If I were FX, I would be making sure that C.K. does not intend to take another long hiatus.
By the way, have you all seen the episode description for the first episode back? “Louie has a typical day.” It is not even just a placeholder because the second episode is “Louie does a benefit show.”April 13, 2014 at 3:40 am #312983
I wouldn’t be surprised if they air multiple episodes on a single night a few times. They’ve done it before.April 13, 2014 at 9:17 am #312984
Louie is one of my favorite tv shows on right now to be honest with you. Season 3 was a great season I think that season 4 will be better.April 13, 2014 at 10:01 am #312985
I wouldn’t be surprised if they air multiple episodes on a single night a few times. They’ve done it before.
They are doubling up episodes every week. The point is that because C.K. made a fourteenth episode, they now have enough hanging episodes that those hanging episodes can actually make up their own season, as far as the Emmys are concerned, so there is no need for them to hang onto the previous season.