FX renews 'Louie,' orders more Russell Brand

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Louis C.K. will return to FX for a fourth round.

The network just announced another season of comedian’s series Louie. FX’s entertainment president and general manager John Landgraf made the announcement to critics at their press tour session in Beverly Hills on Saturday. Landgraf praised Louis C.K. for his recent Emmy nomination, while noting “we were obviously disappointed when show was not nominated for best comedy series.”

FX also announced that Russell Brand’s new late night show Brand X will receive an additional seven episodes that will run in the fall, but that the show would also under some creative restructuring. “There’s many changes were going to be making to Brand X … I’m truly excited by the week to week creative growth through the five episodes that have aired to date,” Landgraf said.

Comedies Wilfred and Anger Management are also looking likely for a pickup. And Justified? Landgraf noted he expects the drama to remain on the network for at least six seasons.

The executive also gave an update on superhero drama project Powers. It’s still not dead! More scripts are being written. If Landgraf likes the new material, he expects FX will shoot an entirely new Powers pilot with a different cast — and, yes, that probably includes a new star instead of Jason Patric.

“Jason Patric certainly wants to look at the material, but it’s just as likely we’ll start from scratch,” Landgraf said.

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