via press release:
FX ACQUIRES TELEVISION RIGHTS TO LOUIS C.K.’S
NEXT STANDUP SPECIAL LOUIS C.K. LIVE FROM THE COMEDY STORE
Emmy® Winning Comic’s Standup Special Filmed on His Current Tour at the World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles
Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store Will Be Available First to Fans
on His Website LouisCK.net in Coming Weeks
LOS ANGELES, January 18, 2015 – FX has acquired the television rights to Emmy Award winner Louis C.K.’s next standup comedy special, Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store, it will announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions.
C.K. will make the special available to fans first on his website, LouisCK.net, in coming weeks after his record-breaking run of shows at Madison Square Garden. C.K. is the first comedian to sell out three shows for the same tour in Madison Square Garden history. Tickets for the fourth Madison Square Garden show on January 27th went on sale yesterday.
The hour-long comedy special will subsequently air on FX this spring. C.K. will write and direct the special. C.K. and M. Blair Breard will serve as Executive Producers of the special. The special is being produced by C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton.
Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store is C.K.’s sixth hour-long standup comedy special and the second to air on FX following Louis C.K. Live At the Beacon Theater in May of 2012. Louis C.K. won an Emmy Award in 2013 for his special Louis C.K. Oh My God and an Emmy Award in 2012 for his special Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater. He won a Grammy Award for his comedy album Hilarious.
The fifth season of Louie will debut on FX on April 9th at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT. The fifth season will feature eight episodes from Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star/Director/Editor Louis C.K. Season Four of Louie was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award is currently nominated for a PGA Award, WGA Award, SAG Award and a DGA Award. Louie has won three Emmy Awards – Louis C.K. for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2012 and 2014), and Melissa Leo for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2013). The series has also won AFI Awards (2012 and 2013) and a Peabody Award (2013), as well as Television Critics Association Awards in each of the past three years.
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.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 95 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Justified, The Americans, Tyrant, The Strain and the upcoming Taboo; the critically-acclaimed miniseries American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming miniseries American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Married and upcoming The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Baskets. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages and Sons of Anarchy. 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, In Living Color and Mike & Molly.