The second season of 'Louie,' the FX comedy from standup comedian Louis C.K., premieres in two short weeks. But if you can't wait until June 23 for your fill of cynical (but hysterical) musings on parenthood and New York City life, AOL TV is here to help. In this exclusive deleted scene from the Season 1 DVD set, available on DVD and Blu-ray June 21, Louie puts his parenting skills to work as he begs and pleads his youngest daughter to apologize for her tantrum. It's nice when we see his softer side, no? Observing the prickly comedian's vulnerability is one of the show's most endearing traits. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/06/10/exclusive-louie-season-1-deleted-scene/
Check out episode and behind the scenes photos for season 2 of LOUIE , which premieres in June on FX. About Louie : Louie is a comedy filtered through the observational humor of Louis C.K. Each episodeputs a spotlight on Louis’ hectic life as a successful stand-up comedian and newly single father raising his two daughters. The single-camera comedy is a mix of Louis C.K.’s stand-up comedy and scripted short films. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/06/06/louie-fx-season-2-new-photos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29
FX's upfront presentation came and went without concrete dates being announced for the network's two summer comedies Louie and Wilfred. However, the network didn't keep fans in too much suspense, as it was announced today that the comedies will begin airing June 23rd. Wilfred will premiere at 10:00 followed by Louie at 10:30. Solberg also reiterated the final season premiere date of firefighting drama Rescue Me: July 12th. Read More... http://tvovermind.zap2it.com/cable/fx/wilfred-louie-set-premiere-june-23rd/55550?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tvovermind%2Ftvnews+%28TVOvermind+Television+News%29
The first season finale of 'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX) felt like a season finale, like Louie was summarizing not only the past season but also telling audiences "this is who I am." My guess is that he made it almost as a series finale, because his experience with 'Lucky Louie' taught him that a second season was far from a guarantee. The episode is Louie, and 'Louie,' in a nutshell: awkward dates, stand-up comedy, and being a dad. In fact, in a lot of respects, it's not much different from what we saw in the pilot, where Louie did stand-up, went on a field trip with one of his daughters, and went on an awkward date. There's no revelations in this season, no epiphanies; this is what his life is ... and that's OK. Give Louie credit; he tried to do something different this time around, after remembering he hired a sitter so he could spend a night out. He didn't want to go, but the weepy sitter forced him to enjoy the evening, fearing that if he doesn't at least try to get laid, he'll die alone. So he did what he knows best; he hung out with other comics. But drinking with Todd Barry and Nick DiPaolo doesn't make for an exciting evening, and it doesn't get him laid. So he tried to follow two other, cooler comedians -- one of whom, Godfrey, is almost as old as Louie, but has no problem making fun of Louie's age, anyway -- as they took some random women to a nightclub. To Read More Click Here .
Last night, FX closed out the first season of 'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX) with two new episodes, both of which were of the same vignette-oriented, largely plotless tone as the rest of the season. But both were among the funniest episodes of the season, in both Louis C.K.'s caustic stand-up scenes and the scenes that involve the general mundane hell that is Louie's life. The first episode of the night involved a weird newswoman-oriented dream and his fumbling attempts to hit on his buddy Pamela (Pamela Aldon), but the kicker was yet another interaction between Louie and his friend / doctor Ben, played by Ricky Gervais. We've already established that Dr. Ben is probably the worst doctor in the world, and is more interested in joking with Louie about his poor conditioning than actually making him healthy. But this episode takes things a step farther, with Ben doing his shtick while Louie is lying prone in a hospital bed. And, despite what we learned from Robin Williams in 'Patch Adams,' laughter isn't always the best medicine. To Read More Click Here .
Last night's episode of 'Louie' (Tue., 11PM ET on FX) was a weird one. There's no way to sugarcoat it. The show's been experimental in nature through the entire season, but last night it went off the comedy grid, so to speak. Most of the episode involved Louis C.K. flashing back to his days as a kid in Catholic school, and how the battle ax of a teacher he had decided to demonstrate to Louie's class how Jesus died for their sins. What we get is a graphic description of how Jesus was tortured and how much he suffered on the cross, thanks to a creepy doctor that should be enshrined in the Creepy TV Doctor Hall of Fame (good job by Tom Noonan there). This gives little Louie nightmares, which leads him back to the church to "free" Jesus, which the same battle ax nun decried as "vandalism," never connecting the horrific lesson she just taught with her student's actions. To Read More Click Here .
'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX) has been an interesting ride, hasn't it? Some weeks, you get a cohesive, funny, awkward and poignant story like last week, and some weeks you get random, plotless vignettes like we did in this week's episode. It doesn't mean that the show is any less interesting or funny; this episode had the biggest laughs of the season, in scenes that I can't really repeat here. But episodes like this require more faith on the part of the viewer that Louis C.K. has an idea of where he's going and why he's taking the trip. And in the first vignette, Louie really did take a trip, going into a drug and gas-induced hallucination at the office of a dentist (played by the always-reliable Stephen Root) who caters to cowards... a little too much. More on that in a bit. To Read More Click Here .
There really wasn't all that much that was funny about 'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX) tonight, but comedy was besides the point. All I could do was feel for the Louis C.K. tonight, because it just seems like he can't win in the dating world. He's come a long way from the super-awkward date we saw him attempt in the pilot. And this time around, he did everything right -- everything -- and he still got rejected. And the way it went down just made me say "Ouch." Look, if you were a 42-year old father of two and a high school kid threatened you in a doughnut shop, wouldn't you back down? There's too much at stake for you to be brave. The kid could have a knife or a gun, or he may just pummel the crap out of you. Since the only person the kid that confronted Louie was threatening was him and not his date, he was right to back down, no matter how humiliating it was. To Read More Click Here .
Louis C.K. prides himself on portraying single fatherhood as a noble and manly task, which is different than the put-upon, clueless single dads you usually see on television. He cares about raising his girls right, and it shows in how he interacts with them -- well, at least how he interacts with the fictional kids on 'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX). As he says during his one of his stand-up segments, "Being with your kids is torture, but you do it because you love them. If I didn't love them, I'd be out playing poker with my friends and come back home and say, 'oh, they're dead.'" So it's understandable that, when he leaves the kids with his ex-wife for a week, he goes into a ice-cream-and-pizza-eating downward spiral. That spiral crashed and burned when he confronted an obnoxious neighbor about his wayward pot smoke, and ended up getting high with him on his futon. But Louie didn't realize that what was coming from that bong was a whole lot stronger than the stuff he used to smoke in the olden days. And he paid for it big time. To Read More Click Here .
One of the things that throws you about 'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX) is that not every moment on the show is played for laughs. But many of those moments hold harsh emotional truths that can hit home if the circumstances are right. When Louie's chore of a mother drops by for a surprise visit, barely acknowledging his kids ("Why are they here? I thought you got a divorce.") and complaining the entire time, Louie finally has a meltdown on her, even after she tells him the big news: at 70-plus years old, she's finally decided she's a lesbian. Of course, Louie couldn't care less. "You invited the girls and I for Christmas, and we arrived to a darkened house. My girls spent Christmas in a Holiday Inn! Their present was a bag of M&Ms!" To Read More Click Here .