Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete is far enough in the rear-view that Louie fans remain optimistic for a sixth season somewhere down the line, but the comedian doesn’t seem to be changing his tune on the beloved FX dramedy. Not only does the series remain on hiatus, C.K. himself says “I don’t think I have stories for that guy anymore.”
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We thought it crazy enough, the idea that Ryan Murphy would follow American Horror Story with another FX anthology like People v. O.J. Simpson, but can he pull off the hat trick? FX’s Feud aims to find out, pitting Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon against one another for a famous Hollywood rivalry with another all-star cast.
We haven’t heard very much from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter after the public cancellation of FX followup The Bastard Executioner, and less so on the proposed biker spinoff, at least until now. A new update from Sutter indicates the Mayan-focused Sons of Anarchy spinoff is moving forward, potentially even scouting locations as well.
It’s still not entirely clear how FXX measures a threshold with which to renew its comedies, but consider Jay Baruchel’s delightfully absurd Man Seeking Woman safe for another season. FX and FXX have officially confirmed the 2017 renewal, sending on around round of dating misadventures.
Louis C.K.’s self-financed and produced Horace and Pete gave the comedian a major creative high, enough that FX’s Louie seems like a distant memory, but the unorthodox financing may have caught up with him, According to C.K. himself, lackluster sales of the streaming series place him “millions of dollars in debt,” at least for now.
Despite taking place two decades after the real verdict, all eyes were on FX last night for the closing statements of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Donald Glover’s upcoming rap drama Atlanta took full advantage of that hype as well, airing a brilliant meta spot tied to the series’ verdict, which you can watch right now.
The People v. O.J. Simpson will conclude the first American Crime Story run on Tuesday, hailed as one of TV’s best, where early days drew mostly snickers for John Travolta’s hilarious wig. Now, we may have all-new hairpieces to snicker at next year, as Travolta has expressed an intent to return for the second, Hurricane Katrina-based American Crime Story.
Both Louis C.K. and FX have been honest about the fact that Louie’s return will be up to the comedian himself in time, a prospect overshadowed by C.K.’s recent work on the independently-produced Horace and Pete. That series has finally “wrapped” its season, but C.K. isn’t feeling particularly awash in new Louie ideas just yet.
FX and FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia had already cemented that Paddy’s Pub would stay in business an additional year after the recent 11th season, and now the gang’s good misfortune may never end. FX has officially ordered Seasons 13 and 14 for Dennis, Dee, Mac, Charlie and Frank, tying a sitcom record in the process.
After a delayed start in 2016, this Thursday will see the Archer gang returning in yet another new role, the days of organized spywork largely behind them. And while we wouldn’t expect “ISIS” to return anytime soon, creator Adam Reed says the team will stick to their new line of private eye work beyond Season 7, while talk of a movie and series’ ending begins to swirl.