There’s some good and some bad news for fans of Louis C.K.’s Louie. Louie is going on an extended hiatus whilst its star, comedian Louis C.K., focusses on other projects. Fans of the FX show shouldn’t despair – not yet anyway – as one of the projects C.K. will be working on is a series which bears some similarities to Louie.

Louis C.K.Louis C.K. at the 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live in February 2015.

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The news of Louie’s hiatus was announced by FX on Friday (8th August) at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. Network executives estimate the show will be off the air between six months and two years but no time-span has officially been confirmed by either the network or C.K. The network is, according to reports in Variety, waiting on C.K. as it is his “choice” when he returns to the series.

This is not the first time the show has been away from our screens for an extended period. The fifth season of Louie wrapped in May of this year but there was a two year break between the third and fourth series between 2012 and 2014.

In the meantime, C.K. is working on a new series, a comedy which stars another member of the Louie cast. Pamela Adlon is set to star in Better Things. The sitcom will follow a single mother juggle her career as an actress with raising three children as a single parent. FX has ordered 10 episodes of Better Things

C.K. has co-created the series with Adlon. Better Things will also star Mikey Madison, Riley Watson and Olivia Edward.

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