Variety.com has reported that the Louis C.K.‘s new TV show, “Louie” has been picked up by FX, and that a 13 episode series will begin airing in early 2010. The show has been talked about for a couple of years now, and is finally going to see the light of day after much speculation. The show, which stars Louis as a stand up comic living single in New York City, is a mix between sit com and actual stand up bits, making it vaguely reminiscent of some old NBC show that nobody ever watched and was never really popular.
The show is to be written and manned by Louis C.K., who is also the executive producer, alongside longtime collaborator Dave Becky. Details about casting have not yet been announced.
The network, which first dipped its balls in the mouth of comedy with the successful show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, has also ordered another comedy for the 2010 season, called “League”, which Variety described as a “suburban-set ‘Sex and the City’ for men”. The show stars Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll and Montreal native Jon Lajoie, best known for wearing aviators and rapping about how average he is. With these two new shows, FX will have the highest number of original comedy of any basic cable network.