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Somebody Stands Up to Halloween Bullies on 'Louie,' But It's Not Louis (VIDEO)

There are two phases to Halloween. There's the pre-nightfall phase when children are out in their cute costumes trick-or-treating for candy. And then there's the post-nightfall phase, when the dressed up people are getting older and wilder and even a little scary. It was this crowd Louis C.K. found himself and his daughters in on 'Louie' (Thu., 11PM ET on FX). After the girls begged to stay out later, Louis caved and kept them out past dark. But things took a turn, the costumes got a little scarier, and then they found two guys who thought it might be fun to scare a father and his two little girls. Louis sheepisly tried to talk them out of doing anything stupid, but it was his youngest daughter, dressed like a fairy princess, who decided she'd finally had enough.

Louis C.K. Offers His Bleak, Deep View on Life to Talk an Old Friend Out of Suicide on 'Louie' (VIDEO)

Season 2 of 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM on FX) has seemed determined to be way more than just a comedy. With some TV success under his belt and full creative control of his show, Louis C.K. has used the show to explore all sides of the human experience. He's honestly reflected on his own TV failures, family life, tackled celebrity and jokestealing in the Dane Cook episode , and slept with Joan Rivers. The shows continued to play with dark themes last night, as Louis reunited with an old comedy buddy named Eddie, played by Doug Stanhope. The two had come up together in their early stand-up days in New York, but grew apart as Louis found success and Eddie fell further into drinking and got stuck performing at hole-in-wall clubs. They hadn't spoken for years when Eddie calls Louis, asks him to meet up, and takes him on a tour of his current station in life, before very matter-of-factly telling him that he's thinking about committing suicide with some pills his Doctor gave him. It's in this twisted scenario that 'Louie' delivers one of its realest-feeling moments yet, as Louis refuses to talk his friend off the ledge in a conventional way, instead offering him his own at once bleak and oddly profound theory on life.

'Wilfred,' 'Louie,' 'It's Always Sunny' all renewed at FX

FX has picked up three of its comedy series for next season -- and one of them for two more years.Network head John Landgraf announced Saturday (Aug. 6) that "Wilfred" and "Louie" will both return in 2012. FX has also renewed "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" for two more seasons, which will take the show through its ninth season and make it the longest-running comedy in the history of ad-supported cable."Louie" has seen its ratings grow by more than 50 percent over its first season this year, and star/creator Louis C.K. picked up Emmy nominations in July for both acting and writing. The show's cumulative audience (for multiple airings and with DVR numbers factored in) is 3.1 million viewers per week; 2.2 million of those people are in the 18-49 demographic."Wilfred," meanwhile, has had a very strong first season, averaging 4.8 million viewers total and 3.3 million in adults 18-49. "It's Always Sunny" begins its...

Dane Cook Says He Never Stole Jokes From Louis C.K. on 'Louie' (VIDEO)

Say what you will about the controversy, but it was pretty bold of Dane Cook and Louis C.K. to address it directly and to each other within the context of 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX). The meeting was necessitated by Louis' desire to score Lady Gaga tickets, and Cook being with the same agency as her. C.K. goes to ask for this favor, so he can maybe make his daughter happy for her birthday, and Cook confronts the controversy directly. "Everything I read about me was about how I stole jokes from you, which I didn't," Cook said. "I kind of think you did," C.K. responded. When Cook asked why he would risk his reputation to do that, C.K. said, "Because they were funny jokes."

Preview the Louis C.K.–Dane Cook Showdown on This Week’s Louie

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Louis C.K. Tells Pamela How He Truly Feels About Her on 'Louie' (VIDEO)

It's an incredibly frightening thing to put yourself out there emotionally in front of someone else. That's why the l-word is such a huge thing in a relationship, and why saying it or not saying it can ruin everything. But on 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX), Louis C.K. finally decided he needed to tell Pamela the truth, even if he knew she didn't feel it back. "I want to be your friend. And it's okay with me that there's nothing else," he said. "Can I just tell you one time the way I feel about you." She agreed and what poured out next was an incredibly honest and realistic description of what it feels like to be completely and totally in love with someone. Unfortunately for Louis, while she was flattered she still insisted this was a one-way love. She did offer him some bath time later, but he missed the hint blatant statement and missed out on that, too.

LOUIE (FX) “Subway/Pamela” Season 2 Episode 6

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of  LOUIE  “Subway/Pamela” Season 2 Episode 6which airs in tonight at 10:30pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: LOUIE (FX) “Subway/Pamela” Season 2 Episode 6 – Louie rides the subway and hangs out with his friend . Read More...

Louis C.K. Explains to His Daughters that Huckleberry Finn is a Racist (VIDEO)

On 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX) this week Louis C.K. used his stand-up act to give his opinion on one of the most famous characters in U.S. literature: Huckleberry Finn. Unlike Tom Sawyer, who's "a nice kid," Huck Finn is "a dirty little homeless, little white-trash creep" who just won't quit dropping the n-bomb. Explaining Huck's unacceptable language choices to his daughters, Louis could have told them how and why language mores change over the years, but instead he did what many dads do when having awkward conversations with their daughters. He took a short cut. He simply summed up Mark Twain's most famous characters in one sentence: "These boys are racists and are not nice boys."

LOUIE (FX) “Country Drive” Season 2 Episode 5

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of  LOUIE  “Country Drive” Season 2 Episode 5 which airs in tonight at 10:30pm on FX. Episode Synopsis: LOUIE (FX) “Country Drive” Season 2 Episode 5 – Louie takes his kids to visit his great aunt. Read More...

"Wilfred" Delivers Solid Performance, "Louie" Paces Ahead of Season 1

In its fourth week, Wilfred delivered a solid performance among its core male audience. Week to week, M18-49 vaulted +29% while M18-34 advanced +21% -- the highest delivery since the premiere. In its time period, Wilfred ranked #1 in M18-34 - outdelivering its closest cable competitor by +17%, and +66% among the closest broadcast network. Read More...