Louie is back!
FX has set a May 5 premiere date for the return of Louis C.K.'s acclaimed comedy, and will air back-to-back episodes each Monday at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT for seven weeks, the network announced Thursday.
Louie's fourth season follows an extended break for the comedian, who has continued to tour and do other acting work, appearing last year in Oscar nominees American Hustle and Blue Jasmine. The series last aired in September 2012, so its return will mark the end of a 20-month hiatus.
"Louis said he needed extra time between seasons three and four of his show because – even though Louie was the most critically acclaimed television comedy series in America – he needed to make it even better," said FX chief John Landgraf in a statement. "Based on the first three episodes we've seen, remarkably, he accomplished his goal."
I'm so excited for this show to finally be back and for him to hosting SNL again on the 29th.