We've dealt with long wait times for shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead (thanks a lot, AMC), and now FX has announced that the popular comedy show Louie will also be delayed, with its season pushed back from summer 2013 to May 2014. Say it with us now: Ughhhhhhhhh.
But okay. Let's step back a sec. The difference between AMC's delays and FX's is that this time, Louis himself was the one requesting the break. FX president and GM John Landgraf said, "Louie has continued to raise the bar and recharge his batteries. I don't think there's anyone else in business who's produced, starred, directed and edited all but seven episodes...I'm not surprised he needs a bit of a break."
The other series' were postponed due to contract negotiations or network calls, with the most recent being Breaking Bad—it's fifth and final season was split into two mega-short "seasons."
While we understand why Louis C.K. needs a break, it's getting a bit tiring for shows we enjoy so much to be delayed only because networks want to profit more from them by making fans wait an extraordinarily long time. Interestingly, shows on networks like HBO and Showtime aren't postponed, and they manage to earn plenty of money—is the writing quality better over there, or is the network doing well just because of membership costs?
C.K. said of the delay, "I want season four to go somewhere new...I'm looking back to when I did the first season and the time I took to do the show and decide which directions to go in and I want that back again. I want a little breathing room."
For those who can't get enough of the funnyman, he'll be on tour for the rest of the year, after which he'll start writing the new season. Hang in there, guys.
Categories: On TV
Posted by Jena
10/9/2012 5:24 PM