FX is already pretty happy with Louis CK and his critically acclaimed show Louie. That doesn't mean they don't want more from the grumpy and hilarious comedian. In a new deal Louis CK and FX will bring a new series to FX and CK will have the choice to write or direct any of the episodes he choices while serving as executive producer. It may not be the babied series like Louie but another brain child from CK isn't a bad thing.
This marks a great moment for FX who has really grown as a network in the past few years, focusing more on their own shows than their previous stable of reruns. Not to mention the two new channels, FXX and FXM, which give them further wiggle room when it comes to developing and trying out new shows.
The upcoming season of Louis is still coming in May of 2014. No initial word on when the new show would begin production.