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Here's What the "Simpsons World" FXX App Will Look Like

Back in April it was announced that a comprehensive digital Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" was in the works at FXX to coincide with the network's 12-day marathon next month, and at TCA today the network revealed more details. Here are just some of the features that Simpsons World will offer, via HitFix:

- Every episode ever, in an order that's easy to browse, but also easy to search.

- A search function that allows you to quickly find — and share across social media — your favorite Simpsons joke or scene.

- Ability to curate your own playlists of episodes and/or scenes, and a learning [...]

Here's Louis C.K. Telling His Scale-Stealing Story Years Ago as a Standup

Last night's 90-minute episode of Louie was based off a true experience in Louis C.K.'s life. Via EW, here's audio of C.K. telling the story of stealing a bunch of scales from his science class as a teen to trade for pot, recorded at the LA standup show Comedy Death-Ray in 2006. The version of the story C.K. told as a standup is not nearly as dark as the fictionalized TV version, but pretty entertaining nonetheless.

Watch the Trailer for FX's 'Married' Starring Judy Greer and Nat Faxon

Here's the trailer for Married, a new comedy from FX that stars Arrested Development's Judy Greer and Ben and Kate's Nat Faxon as a couple dealing with being married with children. Andrew Gurland (The Virginity Hit) created the series, which also stars Jenny Slate and John Hodgman and premieres July 17th alongside FX's other new comedy, You're the Worst.

'Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney: "I Still Can't Describe What Our Show Is About"

"Ten years later, I still can't describe what our show is about. Friends hanging out in a bar? Not really. Comedies about specific things end up being very limiting. Four episodes in, you're going, 'OK, now what?' I couldn't describe our show as a pitch."

-Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator/star Rob McElhenney writing for THR about the early days of the show for FX's 20th birthday.

How ‘Louie’ Is Mixing Up Its Story Structure This Season

Get ready to see more multi-part stories on Louie. The FX series, which returned for its fourth season premiere last night, will feature a six-part episode, a three-part episode, and a two-part episode. "This season is very different from past seasons," Louis C.K. explained in an email to fans. "The first three episodes are pretty typical of what we’ve done in the past, self-contained stories. But the next six episodes after that are all connected in one story. Then we have a three part story and a two part story. So lots of… parts stories." The new season is airing two episodes a week for the entire season.

The [...]

Season 5 of 'Louie' Will Premiere in Spring 2015 with Seven Episodes

More Louie episodes are on the way, and thankfully this time the wait won't be a long one. According to THR, FX announced today that they've renewed Louis C.K.'s series for an abbreviated seven-episode season to air sometime in spring 2015. The most recent season had 14 connected episodes that aired mostly back-to-back and earned the show five Emmy nominations for writing, acting, directing, casting, and Outstanding Comedy. "Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking," said FX CEO John Landgraf in a statement. "Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought provoking. The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we [...]

Tracy Morgan's FXX Show "Will Be Waiting for Him"

Friday night, Tracy Morgan was in a car accident that claimed the life of his mentor James McNair, injured fellow comedian-passengers Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton, and left Morgan in critical but stable condition. The FX Networks today released a statement about the future of Morgan's untitled new series on FXX:

The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident. We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for [...]

Tonight's 'Louie' Episode Originally Included a Part for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sad news for fans of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the all-star cameos on Louie this season: The recently deceased actor was originally slated to appear in tonight's two-part flashback episode "In the Woods." Here's what Jeremy Renner — who shows up in the episode — told Yahoo last month:

I just did a little bit on Louie that's coming out next month. That was fun, and he's a good dude. I was happy to do that, but it was like: in and out. I could go in for three days and have some fun and move on … Phil [Seymour] Hoffman was supposed to be in it, too. [...]

FX and FXX Cancel 'Legit' and 'Chozen'

Sister networks FX and FXX just canceled two of their comedies. THR reports that FX has canceled Legit and that FXX has canceled Chozen. Both series have been suffering from low ratings. Chozen, a first-year animated show about a profane white rapper voiced by Bobby Moynihan, ended its one and only season in March. Legit, co-created by and starring Australian comedian Jim Jeffries as a fictionalized version of himself, concludes its second season tonight on FX.

'Louie' Returns from a Long Hiatus with Two Solid Episodes

Louie returned to FX last night after a year and a half hiatus, with two new episodes, and if you're worried the show would lose its touch during its time away, you can set those fears to rest. The premiere episodes of season four, “Back” and “Model,” while being vastly different from each other in style and tone, are both perfect examples of what makes Louie so great.

“Back” ultimately focuses on Louie’s back problems, but the episode’s name correctly states that he and his show have returned. The episode loosely winds from scene to scene, in a style much like the early seasons of Louie. Also like classic [...]

Denis Leary to Star in 10-Episode FX Series 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

Denis Leary is returning to FX for another comedy series since the end of Rescue Me in 2011. In a press release today, the network announced that they've ordered Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series for a ten-episode run to premiere sometime next year. Here's FX's full synopsis of the show, which Leary created and also stars in:

SDRR is centered on "Johnny Rock" (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 90's band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His [...]

What's On TV This Week: A 90-Minute Episode of 'Louie'

Louis C.K.'s fourth season starts to wind down tonight a week ahead of its finale. It's been a season full of experimentation with multi-part stories and that continues with tonight's Louie, a special 90-minute, two-part episode entitled "In the Woods" that features guest stars Todd Barry and Jeremy Renner.

Elsewhere on TV this week, Dave Chappelle is doing Fallon and Letterman to promote his series of Radio City Music Hall shows, making these the first late night appearances he's done in a whopping six years. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are stopping by The Tonight Show tomorrow to debut the Dumb and Dumber To trailer, John Oliver's visiting Late Night with [...]

Ratings vs. Reviews: Where Do Today's Comedies Stack Up?

While it's true that Nielsen ratings are an inaccurate and outdated measure of today's television audiences, they still serve as a show's ultimate ticket to survival when — as we saw in the recent sitcom cancellation bloodbath – network brass decide which programs to axe off their lineup. Some of comedy's biggest fan favorites weren't exactly ratings blockbusters while on the air — see Arrested Development, Happy Endings, and Community – but went on to carve out niche audiences, and as television moves more and more into the internet age, online reviews, Twitter, and fan feedback can gauge a show's watchability faster than asking "Sure, but does it average a steady 5.0 season average Nielsen rating?"

With that in mind, we thought it'd [...]

Comedy Central Will Air 'Archer' Reruns Starting Next Year

There's going to be a lot more Archer on TV in 2015. Comedy Central has obtained off-network syndication rights to the FX series and will start airing reruns of it in May 2015, Deadline reports. Comedy Central previously signed a similar deal to air reruns of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Archer reruns will also be airing on FX's sister channel FXX, who has exclusive rights to reairing the show after midnight while Comedy Central has rights to airing it before midnight. By this time next year, Archer will be airing on three different networks: FXX, Comedy Central, and FX, who recently ordered two more seasons [...]