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2015 WGA Award Nominees Include 'High Maintenance,' 'Inside Amy Schumer,' and 'Louie'

The Writers Guild of America just announced its list of WGA Award nominees for next year's ceremony, which is set to take place on February 14th in New York with host Larry Wilmore. Nominees for Comedy Series include Louie, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Amazon's recent hit Transparent starring Jeffrey Tambor, while Inside Amy Schumer managed to break into the Comedy/Variety category for the second year in a row with SNL, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Last Week Tonight. Returning Vimeo web series High Maintenance also got some love in the Short Form Media [...]

Louis C.K.'s Season of Mini-Movies

"I want season four to go somewhere new," Louis C.K. said when he announced he'd be taking an extra year to complete the latest season of his FX series Louie, which wrapped up last night. What resulted was a season of Louie made up almost-entirely of multi-part episodes, with C.K. using the complete creative control FX gives him to make three movies, spread across multiple episodes, instead of creating 14 individual, self-contained episodes. Past seasons have seen C.K. straying away from vignettes and toying with multi-part episodes (like with season three's two-part episode "Daddy's Girlfriend," following Louie's adventurous first date with a mercurial woman played by Parker [...]

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.

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.

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Louis C.K. Talks 'Louie' and Letterman's Retirement on 'Late Show'

Louis C.K. was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he talked about the upcoming 14-episode season of Louie, why he hates editing shots of himself for hours, and why it "sucks balls" Letterman is leaving next year.

Louis C.K.'s 'Dianetics': Inside His Weird and Wild Three-Hour Radio Show

26 minutes into a three-hour advice show Louis C.K. hosted in 2007, a guy named Blake calls up. Blake says he’s driving solo from Dallas to Oklahoma City that night and wants to know if Louie is going to just keep fucking around, or if he actually has anything good planned. At the end of the three hours Blake calls again, about to arrive in Oklahoma City, and says it’s been an “amazing ride.” I want to argue that Blake is being an understating piece of shit here, because this show is like…well…it’s like… REALLY amazing! It’s like the most Louis C.K.-y thing ever, and on top of that: it’s good. [...]

What's On TV This Week: 'Louie' and 'Playing House's Season Finales

Two of the best summer shows are wrapping up their seasons this week. Louis C.K.'s multi-part-episode-filled fourth season of Louie will air a two-part finale tonight that will conclude the storyline set up in the Pamela Adlon episode two weeks ago. Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's USA series Playing House finishes its inaugural season tomorrow, also with a two-parter. In the late night world, Kevin Hart is hitting The Daily Show, Conan, and The Tonight Show, the cast and crew of They Came Together (Paul Rudd, David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michaela Watkins, Max Greenfield) are making their rounds, and Mike Myers is visiting Late Night with Seth Meyers [...]

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 [...]

'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 [...]

Louis C.K. Says He Never Wants to Host a Late Night Show

Louis C.K. sat down for a chat with The New York Times' Bill Carter at the Directors Guild last night, and he ended up discussing David Letterman's retirement and the late night world. C.K., who did a series of three episodes about taking over for Letterman two years ago, said that he has no interest in ever hosting a late night show (via Vulture):

"I'd never be that guy … I wouldn’t want it and nobody would want me to do that job … The only reason I would think of doing it would be just to see how badly it would go … My specialty [is going] [...]

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 [...]

Steven Wright on 35 Years as a Standup and Consulting on the New Season of 'Louie'

Legendary standup Steven Wright’s career has spanned over 30 years. He first performed in 1979, debuting on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1982, and having since then forged a prolific career out of his unique brand of deadpan observational humor and creative one-liners. Throughout his stint as a standup, Wright has toured consistently, starred in several specials, lent his talents for acting and voiceover work to projects as disparate as Mad About You, Half Baked, Reservoir Dogs, and Dr. Katz, to name a few, and won an Academy Award for his 1998 short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings. Most recently, Wright served as a [...]

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. [...]

Louis C.K. Explains Why He Won't Take Photos with Fans

"When people ask me for pictures and I say no, they always look a little surprised, and then 90% of the people adjust and go 'all right.' But there are people that walk away and they look really bummed, and I feel nothing."

- Louis C.K. talks about his policy against taking photos with fans on today's episode of The Opie and Anthony Show, in which he also talks about SNL, the new season of Louie, and his recent Twitter push against Common Core.