"Louie" returning for new season after 19-month hiatus

Louis C.K. speaks onstage at "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on Jan. 31, 2014, in New York. Larry Busacca, Getty Images for SiriusXM

"Louie" is headed back to the air.

The Emmy-winning comedy is returning for its fourth season in May after a hiatus of 19 months, FX announced Thursday.

It was fall 2012 when the hiatus was announced at the request of series star Louis C.K. He said he needed "a little breathing room" after wrapping its third season, a break "to feel hungry" again.

"Louie" will return May 5 for its new season of 14 episodes, airing two episodes back to back for seven weeks through June 16.

Louis C.K. created the series and is its executive producer, director and editor. He's also had roles in recent films like "American Hustle" and "Blue Jasmine."

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