FX has announced renewals for a couple of its most popular shows, both of which nabbed plenty of Emmy nominations this year. Louis C.K.’s increasingly bizarre but nonetheless poignant Louie has been given the go-ahead for season 5, while Fargo season 2 is officially a reality. Louie will return next spring, though the order is only for seven episodes as opposed to this year’s 14. FX took on a unique airing format with season 4, though, as each week saw the premiere of two Louie episodes back-to-back. I’m not sure if the abbreviated season 5 means they’ll continue with that format, or just play one episode a week for seven consecutive weeks. It’s not necessarily a shock that the order has been shortened since Louie’s ratings hit new lows this year, but it’s encouraging to hear that the show will indeed be back. There’s truly nothing else like it.
Additionally, the buzzy anthology series Fargo is returning for a second season next year. Though most were rightfully skeptical of a TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers masterpiece, many found writer/showrunner Noah Hawley’s show to be an inspired take on the material. So how will Fargo move forward given how the first season wrapped up? Details after the jump.