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Louie CK is taking a one year hiatus from his FX series

Oct. 9, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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LOUIE is one of the funniest shows on TV, possibly of all time. It is quirky, unique, and completely hilarious. Louis CK is a brilliant comic and a pretty damn good director as well. CK writes, directs, and edits every episode of LOUIE himself. The show has veered from a verite style to surreal, sometimes in the same episode. He has featured phenomenal guest stars including Robin Williams, Parker Posey, Melissa Leo, Chloe Sevigny, Garry Marshall, and even David Lynch.

After three great seasons, CK is taking a full year off from LOUIE to avoid creative burn-out. CK told The Hollywood Reporter "I want season four to go somewhere new … I'm looking back to when I did the first season and the time I took to do the show and decide which directions to go in and I want that back again. I want a little breathing room." He is going to take that year and complete a stand-up tour before beginning to write the new episodes in 2013 for filming and broadcast in May 2014.

FX President John Landgraf had this to say about the hiatus: "Louie has continued to raise the bar and recharge his batteries. I don't think there's anyone else in business who's produced, starred, directed and edited all but seven episodes … I'm not surprised he needs a bit of a break."

If you haven't seen LOUIE, you are missing out. I defy you to not laugh your ass off at least a dozen times each episode. Some even take a serious turn, like his episode surrounding a USO trip to the Middle East. I hope this break will refresh Louis CK and bring back another spectacular batch of episodes, even if we have to wait over a year.

Extra Tidbit: Pooty Tang aside, someone needs to give Louis CK a shot at directing another movie.
Tags: FX, Louie, Louis CK, Sitcom

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5:12PM on 10/09/2012
My favorite comedy show, probably of all time.
My favorite comedy show, probably of all time.
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5:33PM on 10/09/2012

AND...

He even won an Emmy for it! (Best Comedy Writing)
He even won an Emmy for it! (Best Comedy Writing)
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6:42PM on 10/09/2012
Louis CK has become one of my fav comics of all time. The show is going to be considered one of the best shows of all time I think (well at least to me). This kinda sucks we have to wait till May of 2014 to see new episodes but if the dude needs the break I'm all for it.

David Lynch was one of the best things from season three.
Louis CK has become one of my fav comics of all time. The show is going to be considered one of the best shows of all time I think (well at least to me). This kinda sucks we have to wait till May of 2014 to see new episodes but if the dude needs the break I'm all for it.

David Lynch was one of the best things from season three.
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8:20PM on 10/09/2012
Props to FX management for allowing Louis CK to do this to ensure the quality of the show. I'd rather have delayed Louie than shitty Louie.
Props to FX management for allowing Louis CK to do this to ensure the quality of the show. I'd rather have delayed Louie than shitty Louie.
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10:36PM on 10/09/2012
I like the cut of his jib. He never bows to pressure or money and I love him for it. And that Doll scene is one of the funniest things Ive seen on TV in ages.
I like the cut of his jib. He never bows to pressure or money and I love him for it. And that Doll scene is one of the funniest things Ive seen on TV in ages.
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5:49AM on 10/10/2012

nice

I havent actually seen his show, but i'm a big fan of his stand up. I dont watch tv regularly anymore, just series at a time. With a hiatus, i'll have a chance to catch up and really anticipate the next season.

Reminds me of Dave Chappelle a little. The pressures of being famous was too much and he also took a break, but when people kept pestering him on coming back, he stayed out. I wish he'd come back to at least write some more stuff. People need a break and the fans respect that, i
I havent actually seen his show, but i'm a big fan of his stand up. I dont watch tv regularly anymore, just series at a time. With a hiatus, i'll have a chance to catch up and really anticipate the next season.

Reminds me of Dave Chappelle a little. The pressures of being famous was too much and he also took a break, but when people kept pestering him on coming back, he stayed out. I wish he'd come back to at least write some more stuff. People need a break and the fans respect that, i just wish the studios respected it more.
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8:53AM on 10/10/2012
Well good for him. The man works his ass off and deserves to take a break every once in a while. I'll admit that Louie is incredibly funny and unlike anything else on TV, but when it comes to funny my favorite is It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I don't laugh a dozen times, I laugh way more. It comes to show that if the people who create the show have control over it, only good things can happen.
Well good for him. The man works his ass off and deserves to take a break every once in a while. I'll admit that Louie is incredibly funny and unlike anything else on TV, but when it comes to funny my favorite is It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I don't laugh a dozen times, I laugh way more. It comes to show that if the people who create the show have control over it, only good things can happen.
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1:14PM on 10/11/2012
am i the only one who doesnt think that show is funny and hasnt been since season 1? its not bad but its more of a drama now.
am i the only one who doesnt think that show is funny and hasnt been since season 1? its not bad but its more of a drama now.
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