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'Louie' Picked Up for Season 5 by FX

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire July 21, 2014 at 12:53PM

FX announced a fifth season renewal of its critical smash hit comedy series at Monday morning's TCA presentation.
Louie C.K. and Sarah Baker in "So Did the Fat Lady"
FX Louie C.K. and Sarah Baker in "So Did the Fat Lady"

With a possible Outstanding Comedy Series trophy on the horizon, FX has ordered a fifth season of the Emmy-nominated series "Louie." Louis C.K.'s experimental stand-up/situational hybrid will return in the spring of 2015.

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While the one-man-crew isn't taking a year off like he did in 2013, the fifth season of "Louie" will also be its shortest. Clocking in at seven half-hour episodes, Season 5 will be about half the length of prior seasons, which were 13 episodes apiece. 

"'Louie's' fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking -- always thought provoking," said FX Networks CEO Jon Landgraf in a statement. "The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes up with next."

"Louie" is currently contending for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as Comedy Actor honors for its star. It has five total nominations and is expected to compete strongly with "Modern Family" and "Veep" for the top comedy prize. 

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