(LOS ANGELES) -- The Emmy Award-winning FX comedy Louie is going on an extended hiatus, with the fourth season now scheduled to air in the spring of 2014, according to Variety.com.
Series creator and star Louis C.K. said in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, "The last three seasons have been this surge of fun and work and stories and it's been great, but I want the show to keep getting better."
He added, "That's my goal, and I don't want it to be making the donuts, I want it to be something that comes from somewhere important and stays funny. It's a luxury I asked for...season four is my job right now, but I'm going to take a whole lot of time to turn it in."
Louis C.K. thinks the show will begin shooting in September and he is hoping for a May 2014 premiere.
"I want season four to go somewhere new, even if it's only a slight shift," he explained.
The show was nominated this year for three Emmy Awards and it won the trophy for comedy writing.
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