We knew that FX’s critically-acclaimed comedy, Louie, was coming back for its fourth season at some point in May, but we didn’t know which date the first episode would actually air. When you’re as loyally psychotic as we are to a show like Louie, every little detail counts, especially when we haven’t seen a new episode in 19-FREAKING-MONTHS. Today, though, FX threw us all a bone and let us know that the first episode of Season 4 will air on May 5, and not only are we getting back-to-back episodes on that night, but we’re also getting back-to-back episodes every Monday night at 10 and 10:30 PM ET for the following six weeks.
So what else is Louis CK giving us to make up for his incredibly mean absence from FX and our lives for more than a year? An extra episode. FX originally ordered a 13-episode season, but Louis CK went ahead and evened it out with an extra episode, possibly to show his appreciation for the fans.
“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)
Even better than it already was? I don’t want to doubt someone who is as funny and lovable as Louis CK or anything, but that’s like someone saying that he made tacos even better than they are, when they’re already perfect. But hurry up with those tacos, damn it, because we are starving.