Louie

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Ask Matt: Cancellations, Louie, Finales (Person of Interest, Castle, Blacklist, More)

Louis C. K. and Sarah Baker

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I am sure many people were disappointed by the cancellation announcements this year. I was especially sad to see Trophy Wife taken too soon. But it left me wondering why ABC didn't try a different time slot, and then I realized overall it seemed as though none of the networks moved shows around the schedule like they have done in the past. Do you think this strategy helps or hurts shows struggling to find an audience? — Rob

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Top Moments: Mad Men's Nip Snip, Castle Goes Up in Flames

Ben Feldman

Our top moments of the week:

16. Best Reveal:
Martha's not as naïve as she looks! The Americans finally addresses the elephant in the room when Martha lovingly tells her husband that he doesn't have to hide anything from her. "I even love your toupee," she says without missing a beat. "You know about that?" Clark asks. Guess Soviet wig technology wasn't all that in... read more

Monday Review: The Return of 24 and Louie

Keifer Sutherland

A day in the life of Jack Bauer would go so much easier if anyone would just listen to him when he barks commands like, "Stop that couple!" Fat chance when what seems like half the armed personnel of the CIA's London bureau have guns pointed at the good guy instead of the fleeing bad guys.

Will they never learn? Apparently not. Which is no doubt exactly the desire of the fans who've been waiting four long years — that's roughly 35,064 hours in real time — for 24, one of TV's most electrifying thrillers, and Kiefer Sutherland as its beleaguered yet seemingly indestructible hero to snap back into action. The novelty — and thus, a bit of the edge — is gone as Fox's 12-part 24: Live Another Day seeks to prove that less is more, slowly revving up the comfortably formulaic engine while visceral split-screen editing once again intensifies the literally explosive twists. And yet, because a sad, mad, badass Jack Bauer is the only Jack we've ever known, there's something grimly satisfying when he mutters bleakly to one of his few allies, "I don't have any friends."

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Emmy Watch: As TV Splinters, Key Categories Get Squeezed

Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White

You wouldn't compare a McDonald's Extra Value Meal to an expensive dinner at a five-star restaurant. But that's the predicament Emmy Awards voters increasingly face in such key categories as comedy and drama. (Nominations will be announced July 10; NBC airs the ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, on August 25.)

As primetime splinters into subgenres, shows with little in common must compete in the same races, and there's no room at all for plenty of popular shows, particularly from the broadcast networks... read more

FX Boss Promises Americans Renewal, Bets Big on Fargo

Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys

Fans of the FX drama The Americans may not have to wait much longer for good news about the show's future.

"I expect we'll have a formal Season 3 order announcement soon," FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told reporters at an upfront news conference in New York Wednesday. "We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time."

15 Bubble Shows: Which will survive? 

Although the show's ratings are small (and have declined since the Season 2 premiere), Landgraf says the show's audience increases as much as 400 percent when factoring in DVR users.... read more

Who Should Replace Letterman? Our Top 10 List

David Letterman

As CBS CEO Les Moonves said, "there's only one David Letterman" — and he's the onlyLate Show host the series has ever known. Letterman's impending retirement is still a year out, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about his eventual successor. Here is our top 10 list of picks.
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Saturday Night Live: Check Out Louis C.K.'s Best Sketches from His Second Hosting Gig

Louis CK

Louis C.K. returned for his second shot at hosting of Saturday Night Liveand he once again used his opening monologue for some self-deprecating stand-up.

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FX Sets Premiere Date for Louie

Louis C.K. and Marc Maron

After a 19-month hiatus, Louie will return to FX on... read more

Louis C.K. Inks Production Deal with FX

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. has signed a deal to produce series for FX Networks with his company Pig Newton, the network announced Tuesday.

The comedian will create or supervise the series, with the option to write or direct. C.K. would also serve as executive producer on any of the projects developed or produced by Pig Newton for the networks. Louieexecutive producer Blair Bread would serve as producer or executive producer alongside him.

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Louis C.K. Shares Details on Louie Season 4

Louis C.K., Marc Maron

With the anticipated return of Louie still eight months away, we're getting antsy without our Louis C.K. fix. Thankfully, the actor took time to share details about the FX show's anticipated fourth season and explain the reason behind the extended hiatus at New York's PaleyFest on Thursday.

"It was for the good of the show. I didn't want to start making the show with... read more

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Premiered: June 29, 2010, on FX
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Premise: Comedian Louis C.K. plays himself, sort of, in a sitcom about a newly single stand-up comic raising his two daughters in New York City.

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