In what can only be described as a major bummer, Louis C.K. will be taking another extended hiatus from Louie. John Landgraf, the CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the news during the Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "After writing, directing, starring in, and mostly editing 61 episodes of television, he's anxious to take a break from the show and work on other things," Landgraf explained.
But lest you think C.K. will be idle during the hiatus, he won't be. Not only is he currently prepping a film, but the comedian is producing two new comedies for FX. Baskets, which stars Zach Galifianakis, and Pamela Adlon's Better Things, which was ordered to series on Friday, will both debut in 2016. According to Landgraf, C.K. is also currently developing a third project for the network that will be revealed at a later date.
Unfortunately, Landgraf said that he does not have a target date for when Louie will return. "I hope 20 years is the outside date. I think Curb Your Enthusiasm is the right analogy," he said, referring to the HBO comedy from Larry David, which is largely open-ended and airs new seasons whenever David has time to work on them.
"It's really going to be his choice," Landgraf continued. "He might decide to take a six-month hiatus and come back and make more episodes or he might take two years." Previously, C.K. took a break between the Emmy-winning series' third and fourth seasons in 2012.
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