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‘Louie’ Renewed for Season 5 for Just 7 Episodes

Louis CK’s dark FX comedy is currently nominated for five Emmy Awards

FX has picked up a fifth season of Louis CK’s (very) dark comedy, “Louie,” the cable channel announced Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Season 5’s run will consist of just seven episodes.

At the press tour, the network also announced a new incarnation of “Fargo” will return in fall 2015.

Also read: FX Renews ‘Fargo’ for Season 2

“Louie” is currently nominated for five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Lead Actor for CK.

“‘Louie’s’ fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking — always thought provoking,” FX 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 comes up with next.”

“Louie” is executive produced by CK, M. Blair Breard and Dave Becky. The series is produced by FX Productions.

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