While C.K.'s decision to push back the fourth season of Louie will certainly give him time write poignant, funny scripts, it's also going to drive anticipation and expectations even higher than normal.
An uneven season, perhaps, but one that may have pointed the way forward for one of television's most interesting voices
There will be a startling upset in the race for Best Drama Series at the Emmys this Sunday, according to the experts polled by Gold Derby. Breaking Bad will break loose and overtake the category's longtime champ.
I found myself thinking, "I don't understand. Why can't other TV shows just do that?" It wasn't until much later that the answer came to me. To paraphrase HBO, Louie isn't TV. It's literature.
The 2012 Emmy nominations are here and while they got a lot of things right, there were plenty hilarious shows and performers overlooked. Here are 12 ...
Ramon shows Louie a more authentic Miami and Louie shows Ramon a more authentic version of himself. He talks about his Mexican heritage, speaks Spanish and laughs ... He's actually having fun, which may be a first for the show.
What's great about this scene is they're both right. Louie shouldn't have to do something he doesn't want to just because he feels obligated, but Laurie just went down on him, so what's the difference?
Much like when a baby scans a room with his/her eyes in that I-think-I should-be-crying-about-something-right-now, the average person's default action is being offended.
There can be no doubt that "Louie" is the best comedy on television. It escapes the limitations of the half-hour format: "Louie" gleefully forces the TV comedy to be more flexible.
It's summer, but we're not out of TV shows. Here are 10 that will keep you busy enough to stay out of trouble.
That is how comedy should work. You are only as good as your last show. Sure fans will give you a break because they are your fans, but should an entire industry be giving the same blind loyalty to a performer?
Technology is allowing comedians with a different voice to do an end-around the traditional path of comedic success that many of their counterparts take.
CBS's programming is easy-to-digest and relies heavily on legal and law enforcement procedurals. What sort of material does CBS have to fill the soon-to-be-empty slots? More of the same.
Anziz Ansari has little of the superhuman confidence of his "Parks and Recreation" character Tom Haverford; most of his nights out, he says in his new comedy special, end up in the dorm rooms of Indian guys who invite him over to play videogames.
Rush Limbaugh's words were disgusting, vile, mean spirited, misogynistic, and inane. Yet I am opposed to the organized efforts of several organizations to urge advertisers to boycott Limbaugh's show, and to demand that his show be cancelled.
President Obama spoke out and did his part. Now we must demand a national conversation about the war of words and its impact on women and girls. It's not the president's responsibility to police the airwaves -- that's our job.