PASADENA, Ca. — “The most fearless originals are on FX.” That tag line played Friday morning at the end of an FX clip reel heading into CEO John Landgraf’s executive session. It certainly applies to FX programming, but it also sends a message Landgraf was careful to plant before reporters:  the notion that in the

In January of 2015, Louis CK was before critics at a TCA press tour promoting the fifth season of his Emmy award-winning FX series, Louie. At the time he was the undisputed King of the comedy world, in stand-up and on television. Louie — dark, fearless, funny and at times heartbreakingly sad — was my favourite

Jim Gaffigan says he’s proud to be doing the TV show he wants to do, which must be why he named it The Jim Gaffigan Show. The one-camera comedy stars Gaffigan as Gaffigan, a stand-up comedian who lives in New York with his wife and five children. Aside from the pilot (premiering Tuesday night at

The Beverly Hilton-based TCA press tour has wrapped up for another summer and for the first time in years I didn’t gain any weight. That’s because, as mentioned here before, I went to the cottage this summer instead. The tour was packed as usual with sessions but the two-and-a-half week gathering always seems newsier when you’re

The other day, somebody asked me what I thought about shomi. First thing that popped into my head: that sexy Showcase series starring Rachael Crawford that aired a decade ago. No, that was called Show Me Yours. Maybe they were just wishing me a Happy New Year. (Shana Tova?) Then it clicked. That new Shaw/Rogers

It’s the end of a brilliant episode of Louie–an early gem which in many ways foreshadowed the most recent season. Louie CK and Robin Williams are leaving a strip club. They were drawn there after the death of Barney, a comedy club owner who used to be a regular. Seems he was always ripping off

All other shows, thanks for coming out. There’s nothing else on TV like Louie. The FX series wrapped up for a fourth season Monday night with two more brilliant episodes, concluding a trilogy featuring co-writer and producer Pamela Adlon. The remarkable thing about Louie this season was the daring departure from how stories were told

I finally figured out why I love Louie so much. It’s basically this century’s Joe McDoakes. After a 19-month hiatus, Louie C.K.’s brilliant half hour returned for a fourth season on FX and FX Canada (Mondays at 10 p.m.). The first two episodes, which aired back-to-back May 5, found the 46-year-old stand-up comedian in hell