Louis C.K.’s critically acclaimed series is returning to television in May.
Following its one-year hiatus, FX has announced that the 46-year-old Mexican American actor/comedian’s comedy series Louie will premiere on May 5 with back-to-back new episodes.
In announcing the hiatus in 2012, Louis C.K. and FX president John Landgraf referred to the first three seasons of Louie as the first act of a trilogy, with the comedian noting he hoped the show could go to nine seasons.
FX had ordered a 13-episode season of the single-camera show, but series creator-director-writer-star Louis C.K. delivered a 14th episode.
Louie also earned the first-ever Outstanding Comedy Series nomination for a basic cable show in 2013.
Louis C.K. has kept busy during the series’ hiatus, inking an overall deal with FX Productions in December, co-writing a comedy series with Zach Galifianakis that FX ordered to pilot in January; touring with his stand-up acts and offering $5 downloads his 1998 feature film directorial debut.
He also has been tapped for a voice role in Illumination Entertainment’s untitled animated Pets film and is set to host Saturday Night Live for a second time on March 29.