FX is gearing up for more Emmy love as its crown comedy jewel, “Louie” — arguably television’s most critically acclaimed laffer — returns May 5th after a whopping 19-month, self-imposed hiatus.
Fans, TV critics and Emmy pundits have reason to be excited since series creator, writer, editor and star Louis C.K. has had so much more time to craft even more of the witty, self-deprecating vignettes on the life of a regular guy, stand-up comedian and single father of two young girls in Manhattan.
Having seen the first four episodes of the new season, I can safely say that excitement about the return of “Louie” is well deserved. Fans can expect the usual bizarre perspective on Louie’s hectic day-to-day life, as well as more of that mix of the profound and the ridiculous that this show delivers in spades.
“Louie” already has an impressive Emmy track record. In 2012, the show made Emmy history by becoming the ﬁrst program on a basic cable network to receive a nomination for Best Comedy Series.
The show has won two Emmy Awards (C.K. for Best Comedy Writing in 2012 and Melissa Leo for Best Comedy Guest Actress last year) plus C.K. himself has garnered nominations writing and acting in each of the show’s ﬁrst three seasons, and two nods for directing.
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