No less than four FX series understandably cut ties with Louis C.K. once word of his harassment habits broke, but animated TBS comedy The Cops only suspended production. Now, TBS and FX have opted not to replace C.K. as star and producer; rather shuttering the series altogether.
Sexual harassment revelations against Louis C.K. have naturally precluded any new projects, but Disney has taken matters one step further. Multiple episodes of the Disney Channel’s Gravity Falls have taken to overdubbing C.K.’s voice, so as to remove any association with the comedian.
The entertainment world is understandably reevaluating partnerships with Louis C.K. in the wake of Thursday’s bombshell report. HBO has opted to remove the comedian from its upcoming autism benefit and streaming library, while FX is rethinking its own relationship with C.K.
This afternoon, the New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s upcoming film I Love You, Daddy was canceled amid reports that the New York Times was on the verge of publishing a major story about the comedian. That story is, as many suspected, a damning exposé on C.K.’s history of alleged sexual misconduct. Five women went on the record with the Times to share stories of uncomfortable encounters with C.K., the oldest of which dates back to the late ’90s.
It’s the final day of TCA press tour, and with it, FX updates are fast and furious. Network brass have either grim or wonderful news on future Louie, while Fargo Season 4 might be a few years away, and FX Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC could have a greenlight in the next few months.
The world has not been bereft of new Louis C.K. content, though FX viewers can’t help missing Louie. Network head John Landgraf now updates on the series’ future, also suggesting that Fargo may not return after Season 3.
Louis C.K.’s SNL return went smoothly enough, until Tig Notaro fans noticed some striking similarities between a prerecorded “Birthday Clown” sketch, and Notaro’s own “Clown Service” short. It might have been an earnest mistake, but Notaro now speaks out against SNL, calling the apparent rip “extremely disappointing.”
Forty-two seasons of comedy are bound to see SNL traversing some familiar ground, but a recent sketch from this past weekend’s Louis C.K. return may stepped over the line. Tig Notaro fans are accusing a pre-recorded clown sketch of aping one of the comedian’s short films, subbing in C.K. for her.