At the FX Television Critics Association presentation, the network renewed two series, drama Fargo and veteran comedy, Louie. Fargo, based on the 1996 film, starred Billy Bob Thornton and averaged 1.89 million viewers in its first season. The critically acclaimed drama also nabbed 18 Emmy nominations. For its second season, FX says the show will be all new: the characters, cast, time period, and crime story. Ten (10) episodes have been ordered.
In addition to the renewal of Fargo, acclaimed comedy Louie will return for its fifth season in spring 2015. The fourth season, consisting of 14 episodes, averaged a weak 610,000 viewers. If not for the critical acclaim (and supposedly cheap production cost), I assume Louie would have ended by now. The upcoming fifth season will consist of only seven (7) episodes, its lowest total yet.