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'Louie' returns, on its own peculiar terms
'Louie' returns, on its own peculiar terms

Here in the Titanium Age of Television, one comedy gets the sort of ecstatic, near-universal acclaim usually reserved for dramas like "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men." Out of whatever lucky confluence of executive foresight or predilection and the artist being the right artist at the right time, we are living in a world with "Louie." On Monday, Louis C.K.'s FX series begins its fourth season, delayed a year while its creator, star, writer, director (and, once again, its editor) did whatever he needed to do, for the show's sake or his own. He appeared in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" in...