With a popular comedy series seemingly caught in limbo, the network boss said the show’s fate has yet to be decided. The Los Angeles Times reports that FX Networks Chief Executive John Landgraf talked about the outlook for “Louie” over the weekend at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Landgraf wasn’t able to shed much light, saying essentially that it’s in the hands of the show’s creator, comedian Louis C.K. Landgraf said of C.K.: “He told me recently that he pulled out all of his unexecuted notes on ‘Louie’ from previous seasons — the things he partially wrote or thought about writing but didn’t write. And he spent some time sitting there thinking about it in the context of his current life and what’s happening.”
But C.K. has plenty on his plate at the moment. Among other things, he’s currently an executive producer on FX’s upcoming “Baskets,” starring Zach Galifianakis, and on “Better Things,” with longtime collaborator Pamela Adlon as a single mother trying to make it as an actress. He is also going back on the road with a new stand-up routine.
Landgraf added: “It could be one of those things where he might call me up next month or next year and say, I want to do a final season. Maybe it will be one of those odd television shows that will have 15 seasons over 40 years.”