FX Networks and FX Productions are ending their association with Louis C.K., who had produced several shows for FX.
The decision follows a report in The New York Times Thursday (Nov. 9) about five women who described sexual misconduct by the comedian. He confirmed in a statement Friday (Nov. 10) that the accounts given by the women were true.
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“We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton," FX said in a statement Friday. "He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him – Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.”
C.K. also had a hit with Louie.
“As far as we know, his behavior over the past eight years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional,” FX said. “However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Now is the time for him to honestly address the women who have come forth to speak about their painful experiences, a process which he began today with his public statement.”
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Added the network, “FX Networks and FX Productions remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure that all people work in an environment that is safe, respectful and fair, and we will continue our review of all of these productions to ensure that was and is the case.”
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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