FX Orders Second Season of LOUIE and the New Sci-Fi Comedy Series ALABAMA from RENO 911 Creators

     August 3, 2010


Good news for anyone who has been enjoying the hell out of one of my favorite new comedy series: THR reports that FX has ordered a thirteen-episode second season of Louie, the fantastic gritty and vulgar half-hour comedy series from brilliant comedian Louis CK.  Combine that with the love for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, plus a decent amount of success for The League and the animated series Archer, and FX has certainly been rocking the comedy world on television.

It looks like the network is eager to continue that success with their recent order of a pilot called Alabama, a part-scripted/part-improvised science fiction comedy from Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, the screenwriters and creators behind Reno 911.  Set a thousand years in the future, the show follows the crew of the space ship USS Alabama as they continue a seven-year mission to maintain interplanetary peace.  At the  Television Critics Association’s press tour, FX execs said, “The show will follow the heart-pounding action as our crew visits hostile planets, meets alien life-forms, and tries to have sex with each other in their tiny, metal bunk beds.”  Seems like Star Trek meets Reno 911, and that sounds just fine to me.