FX has renewed Louie for a shortened fifth season that will consist of only seven episodes.
The first four seasons had between thirteen or fourteen episodes. FX Networks/FX Productions CEO John Landgraf said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that it could end up being eight. The season debuts in late spring 2015.
He said: “Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought-provoking. 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.”
The show won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (along with HBO’s Veep). It’s nominated for five Emmys including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy, Writing, Directing and Casting for a Comedy Series.