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'Louie' on FX Premiering This Spring

by Chris Jordan, posted Dec 1st 2009 6:15PM
FX is going to be seeing red this March. That's because Louis C.K., the red-headed star of HBO's former 'Lucky Louie,' is set to star in a new comedy called 'Louie,' according to a report in Entertainment Weekly.

The half-hour 'Louie,' which features both sketches and stand-up, will be based on Louis C.K.'s life as a comedian and divorced father of two, according to a report in Variety. The pilot episode includes two stories: Louie volunteering at his kids' school and a bad date. FX is going to be seeing red this March. That's because Louis C.K., the red-headed star of HBO's former 'Lucky Louie,' is set to star in a new comedy called 'Louie,' according to a report in Entertainment Weekly.

The half-hour 'Louie,' which features both sketches and stand-up, will be based on Louis C.K.'s life as a comedian and divorced father of two, according to a report in Variety. The pilot episode includes two stories: Louie volunteering at his kids' school and a bad date.

"It's a unified stream of consciousness," Louis C.K. said. "It all comes from me being a 41-year-old divorced comic trying to raise children, meet people and have sex."

'Lucky Louie' harkened back to classic sit-coms like'The Honeymooners' and 'All in the Family' with its live audience and working class characters. It differed with his liberal use of raunchy language. The series was canceled in 2006 after a one season run of 12 episodes.

Since the series, Louis C.K. has been active doing stand-up, the 2008 Showtime special "Louis C.K.: Chewed Up'' and appearing on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.'

Louis C.K. writes, casts and directs the series.

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