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Monday, January 30th, 2012

In Today's Most Unexpected News, Louis C.K. Is Creating a Multi-Camera Sitcom for CBS

Despite no one in the world having ever before uttered the words "Louis C.K." and "multi-camera" and "CBS" in the same sentence, Louis C.K. is creating a multicamera sitcom for CBS. The network has greenlit production on the pilot, which follows "a group of creative twentysomethings trying to make it in a difficult economy," and was co-created by Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten. Leave it to Louie to subvert everyone's auteur comedy-nerd expectations of him and make a show for the broadest network possible. It'll probably be good, too. Oh, Louie. This is so like him.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/becca_oneal Rebecca O'Neal

    With Louis CK and Seinfeld involved, it should be good, right? And there's nothing inherently unfunny about shooting with more than one camera.

    I think a ton of this will depend on whether or not there are young writers involved (because of the subject matter) and who's cast in it.

    But I'm looking forward to seeing what this is.

  • Leo M.

    As an aspiring comedy writer, I can't believe Louis CK is stealing my extremely original pilot idea of creative people trying to make it in a difficult economy. I mean this both sarcastically and seriously.

  • A Good Question

    It's not all that surprising. Lucky Louie was multicamera, and CK was pretty highly invested in it, so it's not like he's against the form. Of course on CBS he won't be able to show his dick, but there are always webisodes.