Louie Season 4 to Premiere in 2014

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Another TV Fanatic favorite has announced it is delaying its upcoming season premiere.

With NBC revealing yesterday that Community will return... at some point, FX President John Landgraf said Louie Season 4 will not air until the spring of 2014. But this delay is due to a request from the show's star/writer/producer/director.

Louie Watches Himself

"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," C.K. said in a conference call with reporters today. "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. I want season four to go somewhere new, even if it's only a slight shift."

Louie won this year's Emmy for comedy writing and was nominated for a pair of others.

FX, meanwhile, stands firmly behind its main, hilarious man.

"This is certainly one of the finest television series I've ever had the opportunity to work on," Landgraf said."It's been unbelievable to see what Louis' been able to do when left to his own devices."

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