Alright Louie fans—listen up! Do you want the good news or the bad news first?
The good news is that Louie, FX's fan-favorite and critically acclaimed comedy series, has been renewed for a fifth season. The bad is that this new season, which is set to premiere in Spring of 2015, will only feature seven episodes—which is half the size of season four. (Boo! Hiss!)
“Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought-provoking,” FX Networks/FX Productions CEO John Landgraf said in a statement. “The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis [C.K.] comes up with next.”
Louie's fourth season snagged 5 Emmy nominations, including outstanding comedy series.