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'Louie' sets return date as Pamela Adlon gets own show

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Louis C.K’s beloved comedy has a return date while one of his show’s co-stars is getting her own project.

FX’s critically acclaimed award-winning series Louie is set to return for its fifth season on April 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET, following the debut season of new comedy The Comedians at 10 p.m. ET.

Also: Louie‘s Emmy-nominated Pamela Adlon (Californication) is branching out to develop a new show. FX has ordered a comedy pilot called Better Things, created by and starring Adlon and directed by Louis C.K. Here’s the official description from FX: “If you think being a parent is hard, try raising three girls by yourself. In Better Things, Adlon plays Sam, a working actor trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two, and also–just maybe–squeeze in some sex once in a while. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn’t want to live it (except sometimes).”

Adlon and Louis C.K. will write the pilot and serve as executive producers, along with Blair Breard and Dave Becky.

When Louie returns in three months, it will be partnered with The Comedians, which stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. The 13-episode season follows a comedy legend (Crystal) who is reluctantly paired with an edgier up-and-coming star (Gad), in “an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a fictional late night sketch comedy show.”

As for some of FX’s other projects, network boss John Langraf told reporters at the TCA winter press tour that production on Fargo‘s second season will begin on Monday and is slated to debut this fall. The next installment of American Horror Story is expected to air in October, per usual, while Ryan Murphy’s other new anthology project, American Crime Story—which will be centered on the murder case vs. O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) in its first season—is expected to debut in early 2016.

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