Expect some major changes – and a guest appearance from Joan Rivers – during season two of the FX comedy “Louie” (Thursdays, 10:30 p.m.).
“If you missed the whole first season, it really doesn’t matter,” star and creator Louis C.K. tells us. “This season is like a whole other product.”
For starters, his character Louie – a stand-up comic and newly single dad raising his two daughter in New York – no longer has a brother.
“I have two sisters that probably won’t be in the third season,” he says. “It is a totally different group of people. We live in a different apartment than we used to. It’s totally different from last season.”
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Season two, the actor told reporters in a conference call Wednesday, will focus more on Louie’s interaction with his children: “The first season was more about my early life as a single dad, where I was a little more bewildered by having kids. And this season is more about me being more engaged with them as human beings, rather than just as comedy props.”
Episode four, airing in late July, will also feature a guest appearance from comedy legend Rivers – who will be playing herself.
“(The episode) is all about me meeting her,” Louis explains. “I looked up to her when I was a young comic. This story came to me about meeting her and it reminded me of her. I thought about when I used to work in the sh-tty rooms in casinos and what it would have been like to meet someone like her at that time.
“So I wrote it and I sent it to her and she called me and said “I’d like to be funnier!’”