FX's Louie Won't Return Until Spring 2014, as Louis C.K. Is Granted an Extended Hiatus

Louie HiatusLouis C.K. has asked FX for a laugh break, and as such, Season 4 of Louie — which he writes, produces, directs, stars in and edits — will not hit the airwaves until 2014, the Emmy-winning funnyman announced on Tuesday.

The extended hiatus, C.K. said in a conference call with reporters, will allow him time to deliver the very best Season 4 (which he envisions as the start of a new “trilogy”), as well as spend a proper amount of time on his stand-up career.

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Season 3 of Louie ended on Sept. 27, and typically the series launches new seasons every June. C.K.’s plan is to start shooting new episodes in September or October of 2013, to begin airing in May 2014.

Are you disappointed by this news? Or do you recognize that the writer/director/producer/actor/editor deserves mayyyybe just a little time to breathe?