Originally scheduled for April, FX is pushing back the the premiere of comic Louis C.K.’s new series “Louie,” to June.
Today FX announced it was holding off the premiere until June so it could use “Rescue Me” as its lead-in. No specific date ine June for the season/series premieres of “Rescue Me” and “Louie” were announced.
“‘Louie’ is a brilliantly funny and original series, and we are excited by the critical response to the show,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks. “Even though it is a drama, ‘Rescue Me’ has always been regarded as one of the funniest shows on television and it will provide an outstanding, compatible lead-in for ‘Louie.’ We successfully used ‘Rescue Me’ as a lead-in for the majority of the first season of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ We believe in ‘Louie’ and want to provide it with the best possible platform for success.”