Newswire: Louie’s fifth season was short because Louis CK got high

Fans of Louis CK’s critically beloved FX sitcom Louie might have been disappointed that the show’s recently ended fifth season was only eight episodes long. Hopefully, said fans will be mollified to learn that CK had a clear, intentional reason for the cut in length: he got high.

It wasn’t weed-induced lethargy that caused the season to run short, though, but its manic twin, unreliable inspiration. FX’s plans for the show originally had a 6-month delay built in before the fifth season, so as to avoid having to film during the New York winter. But apparently, the night before the delay was set to be announced, CK smoked “a lot of marijuana,” andstruck by inspiration from his dank museoutlined the entire fifth season in a chemically assisted burst of creativity. He was so excited by what he had produced that he called up FX …

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