This is possibly the most disappointing news we've heard all week. According to Vulture, both Louis C.K. and FX announced today that Louie won't be returning for season four until - get this - 2014. So, why such a long wait? "I don't want to be making the doughnuts," C.K. said in a conference call about the decision, "I want it to be something that comes from somewhere important and stays funny." Also, "I want season four to go somewhere new ... I'm looking back to when I did the first season and the time I took to do the show and decide which directions to go in and I want that back again. I want a little breathing room."

FX president John Landgraf weighed in as well, admitting he's not surprised by C.K.'s request for the hiatus. "Louie has continued to raise the bar and recharge his batteries. I don't think there's anyone else in business who's produced, starred, directed and edited all but seven episodes ... I'm not surprised he needs a bit of a break."

C.K. will reportedly continue on his comedy tour this year, and focus on penning new episodes for season four of the series in early 2013.

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[via Vulture]