News for Season 2


'Louie': Jerry Seinfeld reportedly guest-starring in Season 3

Louis C.K. has enlisted one of his comedy peers for a guest role on Season 3 of "Louie." Perhaps you've heard of him -- Jerry Seinfeld?Seinfeld will appear in an episode of the FX series, which begins its new season later this month. That's according to, which in turn heard the news from Chris Rock, who's tight with both Seinfeld and C.K. (and has appeared on "Louie" himself).The site was interviewing Rock about his "Madagascar 3" role when he paused to take a call. Seinfeld was on the other end and called to tell Rock about his work on "Louie."FX declined comment. C.K. has pretty much full creative control over his show, so the network doesn't always know who's appearing until it sees the episodes he delivers."Louie" premieres at 10:30 p.m. June 28 on FX....

'Louie' Wraps Season on a Positive Note, If Delusional Is Positive (VIDEO)

'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX) wrapped its second season with one of the most brilliantly unique scenes I've ever seen on any kind of television show. Honestly, the only way to describe that moment is that it's so ... 'Louie.' !!SPOILER ALERT!! The show sticks with it's two vignette format for this episode, but the two halves work well together, pushing the character of Louis C.K. reluctantly forward toward a genuine adulthood. The first half was incredibly awkward and uncomfortable, as Louis succumbed to his weakness and yearnings by agreeing to get in the car with a strange woman.

'Louie' Makes the Leap to Greatness in Its Essential Second Season

It's not often that a show gets me to think differently about the possibilities of television. But that's just one of the side bonuses of the brilliant season of 'Louie' (10:30PM ET Thursday, FX) that concludes this week. Generally speaking, I'm predisposed to like mythology, the meatier the better. But 'Louie' doesn't feature characters traveling along a particular timeline and doesn't develop interlocking stories over the course of a season. This increasingly assured comedy takes a few ideas and examines them from a variety of angles with a thoughtful blend of rigor, humor and innocence. Read More...

Louis Can't Talk to His 13-Year Old Niece, But Godfrey Can, on 'Louie' (VIDEO)

So far, we've seen Louis C.K. interacting with his own daughters on 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX), but they're young enough that he's still kind of the hero in their life story. It's an easy role to play, and it certainly makes talking with them easier. This week, he got a sneak peek at the challenges in keeping those lines of communication open as they get older when he tried to talk with his 13-year old niece, Amy. He simply could not get through to her, and it's because he was focusing on talking to the kid in front of him.

Louis C.K. is A-OK

I haven't counted myself among the cadre of TV critics who worship  Louis C.K .'s FX comedy — I find it wildly uneven and often not all that funny (call me crazy, but I like sitcoms that make me laugh out loud). But this week's hourlong installment, inspired by an idea from the stand-up's own six-year-old daughter, was simply remarkable. Read More...

Louis C.K.'s Life Saved by a Duckling in Afghanistan on 'Louie' (VIDEO)

Tonight was a very different episode of 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX). He traded the urban background of New York for the rolling hills of Afghanistan, and yet it remained familiar and delightfully unexpected. The premise is simple, sending Louis C.K. on a USO tour to Afghanistan to entertain some troops stationed in various encampments. He comes with a country singer and some cheerleaders, because these are hard-working men and men love cheerleaders. But it's the stowaway in Louis' bag that makes it so they can have a nice time in Afghanistan. When their chopper has to land amongst hostiles, things aren't looking so good. That is, until a baby duck emerges from Louis' bag. His daughter had slipped it in there to keep him safe.

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."