'Fargo' Renewed for Season Two & 'Louie' Renewed for Season Five by FX; 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' to Premiere in January

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July 21st, 2014

Fargo

FX just announced that it has renewed Fargo and Louie during the netwrk's TCA presentation. The ten-episode second season of Fargo will feature an entirely new cast and will be set in a different time period. Louie was renewed for a seven episode fifth season, which will premiere next spring.

In addition, FX announced that the tenth season of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia will premiere in January, later than originally scheduled. American Horror Story: Freak Show will launch in October.

Update: FX has issued press releases about Fargo and Louie's renewals.

via press release:

AW, GEEZ, FX IS GOING BACK TO FARGO

 

Noah Hawley Returns with New Limited-Series

From MGM Television and FX Productions

 

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014 – Get your snow gear ready, FX is headed back to Fargo! Executive Producer and Writer Noah Hawley is moving forward with a second installment of the multiple Emmy®-nominated miniseries from MGM Television and FX Productions, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks & FX Productions.

 

The new chapter of the Fargo story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new “true crime” story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes. 

 

“We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said Landgraf.  “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations – the most for a single program in our history.  Fargo was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment.”

 

An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, FX’s Fargo has been nominated for 18 Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie for Executive Producer Noah Hawley, Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Colin Hanks, Outstanding Supporting Actress for newcomer Allison Tolman, and two Outstanding Directing noms, one for Adam Bernstein and one for Colin Bucksey.

 

The first installment of Fargo features an all-new “true crime” story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that made the film an enduring classic. Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as “Lorne Malvo,” a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman “Lester Nygaard,” played by BAFTA Award® winner and Emmy®-nominated Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy “Gus Grimly,” a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer.  Allison Tolman also stars as “Molly Solverson,” an ambitious Bemidji deputy.  Fargo is written by Noah Hawley. Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen and Geyer Kosinski serve as executive producers.

 

Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions.

 

 

About FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of Fox Networks Group. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX, its newest channel, which debuted on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 97 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Sons Of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, The Bridge, Tyrant and The Strain; the miniseries American Horror Story; the critically-acclaimed limited series Fargo; the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie and Archer; and scripted comedies Married and You're The Worst both launching July 17, 2014, and recently ordered The Comedians and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly.?

 

About FX Productions

FX Productions (FXP) produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny In PhiladelphiaThe LeagueLouieArcher and Wilfred; the upcoming comedies MarriedYou’re the Worst and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project; and the upcoming drama series The Strain.  FXP co-produces the award-winning hit dramas Sons Of AnarchyJustifiedThe AmericansThe Bridge and Tyrant; and the critically acclaimed limited series Fargo.?

 via press release:

HE’LL BE BACK

LOUIE PICKED UP BY FX FOR FIFTH SEASON

 

Seven-Episode Season to Debut in Spring 2015

 

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014 – FX has picked up a fifth season of the Emmy®-nominated comedy series Louie.  The seven-episode new season from Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star/Director/Editor Louis C.K. will premiere in Spring 2015, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks & FX Productions.

 

Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought provoking,” said Landgraf. “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 currently nominated for five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor Comedy (C.K.), Writing, Directing and Casting for a Comedy Series. The show made history in 2012 by becoming the first comedy series on a basic cable network to receive an Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Comedy Series. The show has won two Emmy Awards – Louis C.K. for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2012), and Melissa Leo for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2013) The series has also won AFI (2012 and 2013) and Peabody (2013), and Television Critics Association (2013) awards. It was nominated for a WGA Award in 2012 and won the WGA Award in 2013 (Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon and Vernon Chatman).  It was also nominated for a PGA Award in 2013.

 

For his work on Louie, Louis C.K. has received Emmy Award nominations for writing (he won in 2011) and acting in each of the show's first three seasons, and twice for directing. C.K. received Golden Globe® and SAG award nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and DGA award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. He became the first and only actor from a basic cable series to win the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.

 

Louie is a comedy filtered through the observational humor of Louis C.K.. Each episode puts a spotlight on Louis' hectic life as a successful stand-up comedian and newly single father raising his two daughters.  The single-camera comedy is a mix of Louis C.K.'s stand-up comedy and scripted stories.  Louis C.K., M. Blair Breard and Dave Becky are Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.

 

About FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of Fox Networks Group. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX, its newest channel, which debuted on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 97 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Sons Of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, The Bridge, Tyrant and The Strain; the miniseries American Horror Story; the critically-acclaimed limited series Fargo; the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie and Archer; and scripted comedies Married and You're The Worst both launching July 17, 2014, and recently ordered The Comedians and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly.?

 

About FX Productions

FX Productions (FXP) produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny In PhiladelphiaThe LeagueLouieArcher and Wilfred; the upcoming comedies MarriedYou’re the Worst and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project; and the upcoming drama series The Strain.  FXP co-produces the award-winning hit dramas Sons Of AnarchyJustifiedThe AmericansThe Bridge and Tyrant; and the critically acclaimed limited series Fargo.?

 

 

 
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