FX has renewed both its acclaimed new drama "Fargo" and critically lauded comedy "Louie" for further seasons.
Making the announcement at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour today, FX confirms that "Fargo" will score a second season of ten episodes. The new season will boast an all-new cast of characters and be set in a new time period.
No specific air date has been set, though the network warns the earliest we can expect it to hit screens is Fall 2015. The first season averaged 6.3 million total viewers per episode in Live+3 ratings.
Show creator Noah Hawley says he already has a second season in mind, and could probably do a third but doesn't know if he could go beyond that.
Meanwhile Louis C.K.'s comedy "Louie" will score a seven-episode fifth season. Unlike the third and fourth season two year gap, this one will be much shorter. In fact, the fifth season is already targeting a Spring 2015 air date.
The network also announced that to celebrate its acquisition of the exclusive cable rights to animated comedy "The Simpsons," they will run a record-breaking marathon of the series on FXX. Starting from August 21st at 10am and running through to midnight of September 1st, they will air the entire first twenty-five seasons of the show (552 episodes) AND "The Simpsons Movie" in chronological order.
Source: The Live Feed