"Louie," FX's critically acclaimed comedy created and starring Louis C.K., will take an extended hiatus and will delay the scheduled launch of its fourth season from summer 2013 to spring 2014.
"At the end of the third season, Louie asked if he could take an extended hiatus," FX President and General Manager John Landgraf said. "I agreed to give him whatever space he needs."
In addition to starring in the show, Louis C.K. is also writer, producer and editor, in addition to other duties. He's also just started a 22-city stand-up tour that will continue until early next year.
The next season of the series is a priority, he says, but he wanted more time to pull it together.
He praised the cable network: "I've never loved working at any place so much," before adding: "The first three seasons were a surge of fun and work and stories ... but I don't want to be making a donut. I want for it to continue to be funny."