Louie

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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

VIDEO: Louis C.K. Explains Why Smartphones Are Bad for Your Soul

Louis C.K.

It's safe to say Louis C.K. probably wasn't standing in line Friday to get his hands on one of Apple's new iPhones.

In an interview with Conan O'Brien Thursday, the comedian went into great — and extremely thoughtful — detail about why he doesn't like smartphones and why he would never buy them for his kids even though, as he points out, everyone has them.

Louis C.K. and more of this year's Emmy nominees

Echoing the rising problem of internet cyberbullying, he reasons that it's much harder for kids to feel empathy when... read more

The Weekend Playlist: Emmys, Shakespeare, Showtime Finales

Michael Douglas

Who'll win at this year's Emmys? Who knows? It's the only major awards show where the old guard and new blood clash on an annual basis, and among the few things you can bet on in this unpredictable process are that Michael Douglas will win for his Liberace impersonation (ditto his HBO movie Behind the Candelabra) and that host Neil Patrick Harris will do his damnedest to make CBS's live Emmys telecast (8/7c, 5 Pacific) as enjoyable as the Tonys.

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Premiered: June 29, 2010, on FX
Rating: TV-MA
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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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