If there’s anything more confusing than a list of Emmy® winners, I’m not sure I know what it is. Even after some horrendous snubs (not just Tatiana Maslany…), there were still a lot of worthy nominees this year. The problem is that deserved wins by the consistently excellent Breaking Bad (for example) were cheapened by repeat wins by shows that were not as good as other nominees in their class (Modern Family, for example).
For every win for something new and amazing (Fargo), there was a win that made no sense at all (Kathy Bates over Allison Tolman? WTF?). And how does Louis C.K. win for comedy writing and lose comedy series to Modern Family, Academy? You just said that Louie had the best (ie: funniest) comedy writing!
Anyway, follow the jump for a complete list of Emmy winners and, quite possibly, a wee bit of commentary.
Continue reading The 2014 Emmys: Improved Presentation, Same Old Confusion!
Noah Hawley’s Fargo is returning to FX for a second season. The second 10-episode season will feature a new ‘true crime’ storyline, new cast and new time period.
The innovative Louis CK series, Louie, will also return – for its 7-episode fifth season, premiering in the spring of 2015. For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading Well, Okay Then–Fargo and Louie Renewed by FX!
The more of these inspired, inventive spots FX unveils for Anger Management, the more I’m hoping it works.
Follow the jump to check out spots for FX’s other new comedy series, Brand X With Russell Brand, and returning hits Louie and Wilfred.
Continue reading Trailers: Anger Management, Brand X With Russell Brand, Louie and Wilfred
FX has put together an hour of unstoppable comedy for Thursday nights in Wilfred [10/9C] and Louie [10:30/9:30C]. Wilfred revolves around a suicidal lost soul who sees his neighbor’s dog as a tall Australian man in a cheap dog suit, while Louie continues the ongoing saga of a divorced, middle-aged stand-up comic who has to be a part-time dad and deal with life as a recently single guy.
Continue reading FX Thursdays: Comedies Wilfred and Louie Kill!
Louis C.K, star of FX’s new half-hour, single comedy Louie [Tuesdays, 11/10C] is a stand up comic with a unique perspective – he’s a divorced/single father of two girls. These are elements that infuse his series, which is also punctuated by bits from his stand up act.
I had the opportunity to tale part in a teleconference Q&A session with him and found him to be thoughtful, conscientious and just really together.
Continue reading Louis C.K. Talks About Changing TV Comedy With His New FX Series, Louie!
Trust FX to come up with half-hour, single camera comedy that actually fits the style of stand up comic Louis C.K… Louie [Tuesdays, 11/10C], as has been noted in other areas, has a format that is reminiscent of Seinfeld – it generally opens and closes with bits from Louis’ stand up performances. That’s not entirely accurate though, because no episode of Louis follows the exact same format as any other – and yet it kinda does. Allow me to explain…
Continue reading Louie: Is Louis C.K. The Anti-Seinfeld? I Think So, Yes!