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FARGO and LOUIE Renewed by FX; FARGO Will Have New Cast, Setting, and Characters and Louie is Shortened
FX has announced renewals for the Emmy nominated Louie and Fargo, now how’s that for awesome? Louie will return next spring with an order for seven episodes and Fargo will return for a 10-episode second season with an all-new cast, a different time period, and a new “true crime” story. Both a critical and commercial success, Fargo quickly became one of my favorite TV shows of the year and a new season with a new story sounds perfect. Noah Hawley will return to produce and write the new season.
Read the full press release below:
If you’ve been contemplating hurting yourself or others for the last 19 months because of the lack of Louie, put the hammer down and listen to this. Creator/writer/star/executive producer/director/editor Louis C.K. is bringing his FX comedy series back on Monday, May 5th for a fourth season. He took time off to make sure the show wouldn’t get stale (take note major networks) and is returning now with 14 all-new episodes; two new episodes a week, back-to-back, for seven straight weeks, finishing out the season on June 16th.
“Louis said he needed extra time between seasons three and four of his show because – even though Louie was the most critically acclaimed television comedy series in America – he needed to make it even better,” said John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. “Based on the first three episodes we’ve seen, remarkably, he accomplished his goal.” (Via Entertainment Weekly)
Louie is one the best shows on television, it found its footing in season 2 and never looked back if you ask me. If you’ve never seen the show and would like to laugh, cry and cringe – Louie is for you.
Here’s the boring press release and a great clip because Louie:
Ricky Gervais was on Conan last night to plug his appearance in Muppets Most Wanted and talked about everything you’d want him to. He described what his role as an incredibly annoying supervillain might look/sound like. Of course the conversation came to the time he was on Louie (Dr. Ben during the first season) and he was described Louis C.K.’s naked body in disgusting detail.
All the clips are below including his appearance on Louie, check them out and have a laugh:
During the Oscars this year, I sent out a tweet suggesting that Louis C.K. host next year. The idea of that of course is amazing, but I can’t imagine him agreeing to it. SNL will have to do if you’re looking to get your C.K. fix; the comedian will host the March 29 episode with no musical guest announced yet (Coldplay would be a good guess). He previously hosted in November 2012, it was pretty awesome.
FX knows how to accumulate good TV watching: Archer, Louie, The League, It’s Always Sunny, The Bridge, Wilfred, American Horror Story, and Justified. Today I’ve read [Via EW] about Michael Cera and John Hawkes leading a Charlie Kaufman’s FX comedy pilot How And Why, the “story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life”. Now we learn that Zach Galifianakis will be leading will star in an untitled comedy pilot from executive producer Louis C.K., which is the first project under C.K.’s recent development deal with the network. Details are unknown but Galifianakis created the potential series and will co-write the pilot script with C.K.
FX has also finalized a cast for the drama series pilot Hoke [via THR] with Paul Giamatti already attached to produce and star in the potential show, which is described as a “darkly comedic drama that revolves around a hardboiled and possibly insane homicide detective in pre-chic Miami in the early 1980s”.
FX’s upcoming schedule will also include The Comedians, a sitcom starring Billy Crystal, and The Bastard Executioner, a period drama created by Kurt Sutter (The Shield, Sons of Anarchy). FX also has a 10-episode reworking of the movie Fargo on the way.
If you’re having withdrawal from Louis C.K.’s yearlong break from his FX series Louie, here is something that might help. He was talking to Jay Leno last night revealed that he will be making available his first film for just $5 on his website.
That’s right, the writer of Pootie Tang directed a 1998 indie comedy featuring Steve Carell, J.B. Smoove, Robert Smigel, among others called Tomorrow Night.
The fourth season of Louie will premiere on FX this May; watch the trailer for Tomorrow Night below.
FYI: Louis C.K. was in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and David O. Russell’s American Hustle in 2013, and was great in both.
Trailer for David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE Starring Curly Bradley Cooper and Bloated Christian Bale
The first trailer for David O. Russell’s American Hustle is out and about today, watch it below. The story is based on an undercover sting operation called “Abscam” set up in the 1980′s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress. Christian Bale plays that con artist. We also get Amy Adams as his accomplice and Bradley Cooper plays as an FBI agent. Our Hunger Games sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence also makes an appearance.
The movie looks and sounds like 2001′s Blow, which isn’t a bad thing. David O. Russell is in the good books these days with hits and award friendly movies like The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook; I can’t say I liked either of movies too much so here’s hoping he can wind me round with this great cast and intriguing story.
American Hustle opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on December 25th.
Louis C.K. has a new stand-up comedy special called Oh My God airing Saturday night at 10 p.m. on HBO and then every day after that pretty much. He’s one of the funniest guys alive right now, so it might be worth checking out. Here are some promotional videos to line your stomach with:
There isn’t a lot to say here, this is just great.
Oh My God will premiere on April 13th on HBO, it was recorded during C.K.’s recent U.S. tour, and is directed by the comedian. And as C.K. so puts it in the promo, it will be “the greatest comedy of a generation of blah-blah ever to do a thing on a thing.”
Saturday, April 13th at 10 PM. There.
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- Louis C.K. joins Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell’s next film. [thr]
- MACHETE KILLS set for release on September 13, 2013. [collider]
- English playwright Michael Lesslie to write ASSASSIN’S CREED Script. [empire]
- Bradley Cooper to star in DARK INVASION, a spy thriller adaptation from author Harold Blum. [digitalspy]
- Johnny Depp returning for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5. [hitflix]
- MGM plans Ben-Hur remake. [comingsoon]
A new red band trailer for writer-director Roman Coppola’s comedy A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III: