‘Louie’ Goes on Hiatus Until 2014

Comedian and actor Louis C.K. will be taking an extended break before starting the fourth season of his FX comedy series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After wrapping up the critically acclaimed third season of his FX series, “Louie,” series creator and star, Louis C.K. is taking some time off.

In a joint announcement with FX, C.K. revealed that “Louie” will be on hiatus in 2013, but the series will return to FX in 2014.

During a conference call with reporters (via The Wrap) FX president John Landgraf called working with C.K. an "incredibly joyful process" and noted that "sometimes there isn't time to live when you've got a successful show and a successful career."

Although both Landgraf and C.K. indicated that the hiatus was C.K.’s idea, the comedian said that "I get really irritated when I'm not working or not on the air. There's a big part of me that does not want to do this."

"I want the show to keep getting better," C.K. added. "I want season 4 to go somewhere new."

C.K. is currently on a national comedy tour, but he is expected to begin filming “Louie” season 4 in fall 2013; which will allow the series to resume on FX in May 2014.