Louis C.K.'s new sitcom, Louie, will no longer debut April 1, as announced earlier this month. FX now plans to debut the show sometime in June, with Denis Leary's Rescue Me serving as its lead-in, creating a block of shows created by Boston comedians.
From the FX press release:
“Louie is a brilliantly funny and original series, and we are excited by the critical response to the show,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks. “Even though it is a drama, Rescue Me has always been regarded as one of the funniest shows on television and it will provide an outstanding, compatible lead-in for Louie. We successfully used Rescue Me as a lead-in for the majority of the first season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. We believe in Louie and want to provide it with the best possible platform for success.”
Note: The videos from previous posts on Louie will be taken down by the end of the week at the request of FX, and hopefully replaced soon.