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FARGO & LOUIE: Both FX TV Series Renewed for New Seasons

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Fargo and Louie Renewed. This recent FX news answers the question of whether or not the American basic cable and satellite television channel would renew the TV series. This will mark the second season for Fargo and the fifth season for Louie. Fargo will most-likely have the same number of episodes next season while Louie‘s new seasons will seven episodes long.

On both shows:

Writer/director/star/producer/editor Louis C.K. will create a fifth season of his unpredictable show. And Noah Hawley will get to make a second season of Fargo.

On the new season of Fargo:

For the anthology series Fargo, the story will feature an all-new cast, a different time period setting and have a new “true crime” story that will unfold across 10 episodes. Writer-producer Noah Hawley will once again showrun the seriesThere’s no premiere date yet, but Landgraf says it won’t be ready until fall 2015—at the earliest.

On the second season characters of Fargo:

The second season of FX’s Fargo will take place in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1979…Some of the second season also will take place in Luverne, Minn.

The season will be a prequel of sorts, in that the Lou Solverson character, played in Season 1 by Keith Carradine, will be back, only this time he’ll be just 33 years old and recently back from Vietnam. “That time period is interesting — post-Vietnam, post-Watergate … the best of America versus worst,” Hawley said. “That sense, I think, that this war had come home with people, and the violence and brutality of it.”Lou Salverson went to Vietnam and came home, but now he’s come back and it’s here — it’s domestic.”

Molly’s mom will be featured in Season 2 but will not be played by [Allison] Tolman

The second season won’t necessarily have a major film star like Billy Bob Thornton

On Louie:

Louie is an American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show’s creator, stand-up comedian Louis C.K.. He also stars in the show as a fictionalized version of himself, a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City. The show has a loose format atypical for television comedy series, consisting of largely unconnected storylines and segments (described by FX president John Landgraf as “extended vignettes”) that revolve around Louie’s life, punctuated by live stand-up performances.

The show has been met with critical acclaim and was included in various critics’ 2010 top-ten lists of TV shows.[3] C.K. has received several Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his acting, writing, and directing, and he won for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on May 5, 2014. The season contains 14 episodes, and was broadcast over seven weeks with back-to-back episodes.

On Fargo:

Fargo is an American dark comedy-crime drama television series created and written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series. It premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX. The series stars Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman.

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Source: Deadline, Insidetv, Wikipedia (1, 2), Slashfilm

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