Louis gets a second series

Good news for comic CK

Louis CK’s American sitcom has been renewed for a second series.

The FX network has ordered another 13 episodes from the acclaimed stand-up, which is currently five episodes into the first series.

FX president John Landgraf toldtrade paper Variety that he wanted to wait and see what audiences thought before making a decision. Each episode has been attracting around a million viewers, which he said was slightly above expectation.

CK writes, directs, produces, edits and stars in the show, which was initially commissioned as a pilot when the comic said he would make it for a just $200,000 as long as he could maintain creative control.

The show has proved more of a success than his previous Fox sitcom Lucky Louis which although critically lauded, was cancelled 12 episodes into its 13-episode first series in 2006.

Published: 3 Aug 2010

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