FX has announced that the fourth season of Louie will begin airing on May 5th. The cable channel initially ordered 13 episodes but series creator/star Louis C.K. apparently wanted to deliver an additional installment, bringing the tally to 14. Two episodes will air each Monday night until June 16th.
Here’s the press release:
14-Episode Fourth Season of FX’s Emmy(R) Award Winning Comedy Series “Louie” Premieres on Monday, May 5
FX Will Air Two All-New Episodes for Seven Consecutive Weeks Mondays at 10 and 10:30 PM ET/PT Through June 16
LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2014 – Louie’s back!!! After a 19-month hiatus, television’s most-critically acclaimed comedy series Louie will make its season four debut on Monday, May 5 at 10:00 PM E/P, and FX will air two all new episodes of the Emmy Award winning show back-to-back every Monday at 10:00 and 10:30 PM E/P for seven consecutive weeks through June 16, announced John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.