After an interminable 19-month break, today FX announced that Louie will makes its season four premiere on Monday, May 5 at 10 p.m. EST. But in a bold move, the network has made the decision to air two new episodes of the show per week, back-to-back at 10 and 10:30 p.m.
According to a press release put out by the network, this season will be comprised of 14 new episodes, running for seven weeks straight, from May 5 through June 16. While it’s nice to go from no Louie to two new episodes per week, be warned that the seven weeks will go by fast.
“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,” John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement. “Based on the first three episodes we’ve seen, remarkably, he accomplished his goal.”
With the show’s erratic scheduling, and Louis C.K.’s less-is-more model, fans should enjoy the series while it lasts. Something tells us that Louie won’t be an incredibly long-running show.