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Louis C.K. signs development deal with FX Productions

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FX wants to stay in the Louis C.K. business for awhile.

The production arm of FX Networks has signed a development deal with C.K., star of the critically acclaimed dark comedy "Louie."

C.K., through his production company Pig Newton, has agreed to develop and produce pilots for FX Networks that the comedian would executive produce. C.K. also has the option to write as well as direct any of the projects. Besides FX, FX Networks also recently launched a spinoff channel FXX that is looking for fresh content.

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"So many incredibly talented artists want to work with Louis and follow down the independent and idiosyncratic creative trail he has blazed," said FX Networks Chief Executive John Landgraf. "I can’t wait to see who he brings through our door, not to mention any new projects that he wants to create for us.”

The agreement between C.K. and FX Productions is separate from the "Louie" show, which is set to return for its fourth season in May.

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