BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Louis C.K. is taking a break before doing a sixth season of his FX comedy, "Louie." But that doesn't mean he won't be busy.
FX CEO John Landgraf says the comedian needs an "extended hiatus" before returning to work on the critically acclaimed series.
"He's made 61 magnificent episodes of television, and we did an overall deal with him a couple of years ago and that has proven incredibly productive," Landgraf said Friday at the Television Critics Association's summer meeting.
The actor-comedian will continue to make shows for the network during his break.
He has co-created a new comedy, "Better Things," with frequent collaborator Pamela Adlon. He will also produce.
"Better Things" follows Adlon as a working actor with no filter who is trying to juggle her personal and professional lives.
Landgraf also said Louis C.K. has a third series in the works for FX but the details aren't ready to be revealed.