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NY PaleyFest: Louis C.K. Sounds Off
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 8:06pm PDT

Looking and sounding more relaxed than he has, well, maybe ever, Louis C.K. told a sold-out PaleyFest: Made in NY audience tonight at the Paley Center in New York that his look of renewed vigor is no illusion. “I’m feeling a huge amount more energy,” C.K. said, explaining that it’s the result of his having taken a year off from his Emmy-nominated FX comedy Louie. The reigning comic’s comic — widely considered to have the most creative freedom of perhaps any human in television history – made the commitment to take a 12-month sabbatical “for the good of the show. I didn’t want to start making the show with diminishing returns.” He stressed that as his show’s writer, producer, director, editor and star, he would be juggling so many balls that he’d turned in some episodes “that I knew weren’t good enough. It had been kind of a nightmare. We took a year off to kind of hit the reset button.”

So now for the fourth season of the critical smash Louie that he just began shooting, the pace of production will be far more leisurely. “We usually start shooting in February for that year’s show, and we’re four months ahead this time. So we have much, much more time.” The entire season now will be in the can when it returns to the air next spring. But at the same time, C.K. is – by his standards – taking his time. “We have 60 shooting days this year; we usually do 48,” he said. “I feel like we’re doing it a lot smarter, besides finally having the luxury of time.”

Flanked by his executive producer and right hand Blair Breard in a Q&A moderated by Time magazine’s James Poniewozik, C.K. kept to the five-night event’s theme celebrating production in New York City and its environs. He’s lived there since 1989 and is proud to have shot in every borough and in parts of the city rarely seen onscreen. “It’s hard just because you’re in the middle of people,” he said, “but it’s also great because the people really just don’t give a ****. Even when you see people who are fans, they’ve got somewhere to go, so they just keep moving. … When you’re on these streets with a camera, you really get to inhabit the city.” One of the things C.K. has noticed is the explosion of smartphones and people recording video even as the crew films a scene. “It’s like they all want to film it too and do their own show,” he marveled. “At first I thought, ‘This is crazy.’ Then it was like, ‘What do I care?’ ” He’s also proud to be pumping money into the New York economy, albeit with a pint-sized crew. The cool thing, he noted, is that he’s brought “something like $20 million to the city,” which Breard immediately dismissed as “overstatement.” However, Breard made the point that having only a 25-person crew demonstrates that “all you really need to make a good show is a good story. People are amazed at what we can do with the little we have.”

Keeping it all small and simple is what helped C.K. to convince FX boss John Landgraf to greenlight his beloved comedy in the first place. More importantly, it takes the pressure off of him. “If you do a show on NBC at 8:30, it’s gonna be sponsored by people like Nike and Microsoft,” he maintained. “These people want to know what you’re (putting in the show). Our advertisers are, like, Red Stripe Beer. And they don’t give a **** what we’re doing.” That drew the biggest laugh of the night.

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FX’s ‘Louie’ Returns May 5 After 19 Months
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 1:07pm PDT | deadline.com

LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2014 – Louie’s back!!! After a 19-month hiatus, television’s most-critically acclaimed comedy series Louie will make its season four debut on Monday, May 5 at 10:00 PM E/P, and FX will air two all new episodes of the Emmy Award winning show back-to-back every Monday at 10:00 and 10:30 PM E/P for seven consecutive weeks through June 16, announced John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.

FX ordered 13 episodes for the series fourth season, but Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star/Director/Editor Louis C.K. delivered a bonus 14th episode.

“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 Landgraf. “Based on the first three episodes we’ve seen, remarkably, he accomplished his goal.”

In 2012, Louie made history by becoming the first comedy series on a basic cable network to receive an Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Comedy Series. The show has won two Emmy Awards – Louis C.K. for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2012), and Melissa Leo for Outstanding Guest Actress in Comedy Series (2013) The series has also won AFI (2012 and 2013) and Peabody (2013), and Television Critics Association (2013) awards. It was nominated for a WGA Award in 2012 and it won the WGA Award in 2013 (Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon and Vernon Chatman). It was also nominated for a PGA Award in 2013.

For his work on Louie, Louis C.K. has received Emmy Award nominations for writing (he won in 2011) and acting in each of the show’s first three seasons, and twice for directing. C.K. received Golden Globe® and SAG award nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and DGA award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. He became the first and only actor from a basic cable series to with the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.

Louie is a comedy filtered through the observational humor of Louis C.K. Each episode puts a spotlight on Louis’ hectic life as a successful stand-up comedian and newly single father raising his two daughters. The single-camera comedy is a mix of Louis C.K.’s stand-up comedy and scripted stories. Louis C.K., M. Blair Breard and Dave Becky are Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.

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So glad it it back. It was hilarious as always.
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A good couple of episodes. Only this show can bring laughs out of an incident involving a charming woman losing her livelihood because of an accidental punch.

The garbage men creating a cacophony in the bedroom was hilarious, as was Charles Grodin as the indifferent doctor. Those were fantastically surreal ways of making a point.
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Sooooooo glad it's back! @#$&ING HILARIOUS! LOLOL!

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The "Fat Lady" episode was interesting. I felt zero sympathy for the fat lady's plight, double standard or not, because she is young enough and physically able to drop the pounds.

I like how all of those fit joggers were jogging in the background as the fat lady complained about her situation. It was as if Louis C.K. was saying "Well, then try to do something about your weight if it bothers you so much!" I would strongly agree with that message.
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You could not have missed the point by a larger margin.
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I understand the point that the show was actually making, which was primarily that many men can't get past the body image aspect no matter how they themselves look and be honest about these things. There's also the point that Louie could have had himself a most caring soul mate if he didn't have hang-ups about her physical appearance and conforming to supposed standards. Although, I think the episode made heavy women's search for meaningful relationships look much more miserable than it actually is, but the show was always about extremes.

To be clear, my comment was how I personally feel about taking good care of one's own body when in the position to do so and encouraging it (hence, why I said that I "would" agree with that point by showing the joggers in the background). I guess that speech she gave just annoyed me more than anything else.

Edit: Oh, and there's definitely no double standard in my assessment. Louie and his brother's "bang bang" dining tradition really took their gluttony to a new level of disgusting, but that was actually the point there. biggrin.gif
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I understand the point that the show was actually making, which was primarily that many men can't get past the body image aspect no matter how they themselves look and be honest about these things. There's also the point that Louie could have had himself a most caring soul mate if he didn't have hang-ups about her physical appearance and conforming to supposed standards. Although, I think the episode made heavy women's search for meaningful relationships look much more miserable than it actually is, but the show was always about extremes.

To be clear, my comment was how I personally feel about taking good care of one's own body when in the position to do so and encouraging it (hence, why I said that I "would" agree with that point by showing the joggers in the background). I guess that speech she gave just annoyed me more than anything else.

Edit: Oh, and there's definitely no double standard in my assessment. Louie and his brother's "bang bang" dining tradition really took their gluttony to a new level of disgusting, but that was actually the point there. biggrin.gif
Your post would have been easier to digest if you had opened with that statement, however I think you are reading way to much into the joggers in the background. Also, the larger point was that men's issues with body image are more about their own insecurity than anything else.
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I'm real conflicted with the "fat girl" episode the more I think about it...

The best way I can describe it (hold on to ur racist hat, we're goin there... I'll try my best...) is just like how a fat chick is fat and a black person is black. I don't see it this way because I see their personality not any other details. If I don't like a fat chick or a black person, it's not because they are fat or black it's because I don't like their personally and this would extend to ANYONE whoever they may be no matter what the situation is or context it maybe.

On a side note Dating sucks period...

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OMG! Paula!

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This is such a good show.
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I really like Eszter Balint, the actor playing Amia. While not the usual pretty woman, I find her quite attractive and charming. I hope she gets more work as her last acting gig was in1996.

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I really like Eszter Balint, the actor playing Amia. While not the usual pretty woman, I find her quite attractive and charming. I hope she gets more work as her last acting gig was in1996.

Agreed. I like Louis' choice in her to utilize her musical talents and develop a bond with his daughter that transcends spoken language.

Charles Grodin has been fantastic as well.

The Todd Barry segment was very nicely done with how engrossed people were over a day in his easygoing lifestyle. Not a bad way to live. biggrin.gif

Just when I thought the bar couldn't get any higher, Louis managed to top himself yet again.
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lmao @ Pamela

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Nice guest actors/actresses. As for the episodes I feel like I was watching a New Jersey version of Napoleon Dynamite... lol...

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I did not like the 90-minute episode. Wish I could have smoked pot with my dad :/
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I usually don't like coming-of-age tales, but I thought this one was done well because it had significance in showing who really mattered in Louie's childhood: his caring mother.

I expected a warm embrace between Louie and his teacher after Louie came clean about stealing the scales, but Louis C.K. took the realistic route and had the teacher express utter disbelief. I don't know if that's what happened in his real life, but it was a refreshing diversion from what we very commonly see on shows and movies.
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Hilarious, especially Pamela. lol

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Oh that was the finale... ?

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Yep. Just seven weeks of hour-long blocks. But wow, very intense stuff, comedy as art. Some serious surrealism, too.

My favorite moment of subtlety: Louie and his buddy, sitting in a coffee shop having a conversation, surrounded by randomly milling people all staring at their cell phones, bumping into furniture and each other, all completely unacknowledged by anyone.

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FX Orders Second Installment Of ‘Fargo’, Fifth Season Of ‘Louie’
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday July 21, 2014 @ 9:20am PDT / deadline.com

It was a risky proposition, but Noah Hawley’s take on the Coen brothers classic Fargo was deemed a critical success, landing 18 Emmy nominations, and it drew a sizable total audience when time-shifted viewing and encores are factored in. Not surprisingly, FX is ordering a second 10-episode installment, with Hawley back as writer/executive producer for MGM TV and FX Prods. The new chapter of the Fargo story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a brand new cast, a new time period and a new “true crime” story, and it may be filmed in the same location in Calgary. “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations – the most for a single program in our history,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf. While Ryan Murphy has been using a core group of actors in multiple installments of American Horror Story, “Fargo demands a different level of realism, and we felt we couldn’t introduce these actors as new characters.”

Meanwhile, it was a long wait for Season 4 of Louis C.K.’s comedy series Louie but Season 5 is expected to arrive in time, albeit in an abbreviated form. FX has renewed Louie for a fifth season, which will consist of seven episodes — half the size of Season 4 — to premiere in spring 2015. “Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking — always thought provoking,” said Landgraf. “The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes up with next.” Louie is nominated for five Emmys, including best comedy series. FX Prods. is producing.

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"FX has renewed Louie for a fifth season, which will consist of seven episodes."

7 half-hour episodes = 2.5 hours of content, little more than a movie. Maybe Louis will treat it as such; he seemed to be going in that direction with S4.

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