Louis CK on Future of FX’s ‘Louie’: ‘I Don’t Know That I’ll Ever Do It Again’

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“Louie” fans would be well-advised to not hold their breath for Season 6.

Series creator and star Louis C.K. told reporters during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Wednesday that he doesn’t plan on bringing “Louie” back to FX anytime soon, although the network is open to it returning. New episodes of the Emmy-winning comedy haven’t aired since the Season 5 finale in May 2015.

“I don’t know that I’ll ever do it again, but I loved doing it,” said C.K., who is an executive producer on FX’s “Better Things.” “I’m not going to do it soon, and it may come back in the future.”

“I don’t think about it much, but there’s no reason to say I’ll never do it again,” he continued. “And also, I loved it, so any time I get distance from something, it gets fonder for me. One thing I don’t ever want to do is make a bad episode of that show, just so that I can keep it going. That’s why I stopped.”

The comedian pointed out that he wouldn’t again do the “exact version” he had previously done, given that he is now older and hasn’t “been that guy for a while.”

FX president and general manager John Landgraf told reporters that he has his “fingers crossed” that the show will eventually come back.

“I think it’s possible there will never be another season of ‘Louie,’ and I think it’s also possible there will be four or five more seasons of ‘Louie’ over the next 30 years,” he said.