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Wednesday
Oct102012

Season Four of "Louie" Delayed Until Spring of 2014

Katy Winn/Getty Images(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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Wednesday
Jun272012

Charlie Sheen Picks Fave "Two and a Half Men" Episodes for Marathon

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- To help launch his new show Anger Management on Thursday, Charlie Sheen's new network, FX, has announced it will air a marathon of his favorite 24 episodes of Two and a Half Men, the show from which he was fired.

And while he famously went out in a frenetic, catchphrase-spewing tornado of truth, a newly-calmed Sheen seems to have nothing but nice things to say about his former show.

"As I culled through the mass of shows, eight-plus years, I was met with a theme of innocence," Sheen said in the statement.  "I felt younger, lighter.  I could still hear the jokes, and the stories we all told in place of rehearsals.  I can still see nine-year-old Angus [T. Jones] riding his Razor up and down the camera aisle; his self-appointed surrogate guardian Chuck Lorre watching with pride and also concern.  I can hear the echoes of Jon [Cryer]'s genius, Conchata [Ferrell]'s laugh, Holland [Taylor]'s leadership and Marin [Hinkle]’s quiet grace."

He adds, "And the crew, the amazing crew."

The actor reflects, "Who cares how it ended; when it was good, it was great. We were in the middle of something big, the return of the sitcom. We were hungry and we were winning."

The marathon starts at 9 a.m. ET Thursday.  Anger Management debuts that night at 9 p.m. ET.

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Wednesday
Mar212012

Adam Levine in Talks to Appear in "American Horror Story"

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- He graces our TVs each week on The Voice, but now Adam Levine is moving into scripted TV.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the Maroon 5 frontman is in final negotiations to appear in season 2 of the FX hit series American Horror StoryEW reports that Adam would play half of a couple known as "the Lovers" on the show, and that the producers are willing to shoot around his summer tour schedule because they're so jazzed about having him on.

American Horror Story
was created by Glee mastermind Ryan Murphy.  The first season was about a family that moves into a haunted house in Los Angeles.  Season 2 will feature the original cast members returning in completely different roles, and the action will shift to a different creepy location on the East Coast.

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Thursday
Oct272011

Charlie Sheen to Appear in FX’s ‘Anger Management’

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Just when you thought Charlie Sheen was out of the television sitcom world after his combative exit from Two and a Half Men, the actor is slated to appear in a new series on FX.

Sheen will appear on the cable network’s new sitcom, Anger Management, according to a FX news release.

The show will premiere in summer 2012 and is loosely based on the 2003 movie by the same name, the release said.

“I have been fortunate to work with Charlie Sheen on six hit films,” said producer Joe Roth in the release. “Now to have Charlie, the number one comedy star on TV, doing Anger Management, feels like a perfect fit.  And I could not be happier than being back at Fox with John Landgraf and Chuck Saftler.”

FX has ordered 10 episodes of the series.

Sheen’s new series comes as ratings for Two and a Half Men have slipped after its premiere with Ashton Kutcher -- who replaced Sheen.

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Thursday
Sep082011

'Rescue Me' Comes to an End on FX

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Denis Leary's critically acclaimed show Rescue Me ended its run on FX Wednesday night.

The last episode of the series about New York City firemen -- timed for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that helped shape it -- demonstrated the series' characteristic ability to blend comedy, tragedy, laughs, and tears.

Leary and co-creator Peter Tolan had been tight-lipped about the finale, titled "Ashes," and had hinted only that a major fire would leave one of Leary's onscreen friends and colleagues dead.  After an opening sequence that had John Scurti's character, Lt. Kenneth "Lou" Shea, eulogizing Leary's Tommy Gavin and the rest of his team, it turned out to be a dream and viewers learned it was Lou who died.

Ultimately, Leary's Gavin finds himself able to mourn yet another of his friends -- without falling off the wagon, and without retiring from the FDNY, as he'd been hinting he would throughout the season.  The series ended with Gavin opening up about 9/11 with a group of new recruits, and a solemn pan up to the New York City skyline, which is now without the Twin Towers.

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