FX has renewed the Louie C.K. half-hour comedy series Louie for a 13-episode second season:
Pickup was made after the show’s fifth episode. FX president John Landgraf says the network, unlike other cablers, don’t like to make pickup decisions immediately after a show’s premiere. “Louie” decision was made following the show’s fifth episode and Landgraf said he saw enough data to warrant the renewal.
“The audience has embraced it,” he said. “Including our DVR numbers, the show has slightly exceeded ratings targets.”