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Netflix Cancels Louis C.K. Comedy Special

Netflix will not produce a comedy special starring Louis C.K., in light of the comedian’s sexual misconduct, which came to light this week. Netflix and Louis C.K. had a deal for two new stand-up specials. The first aired in April. The second will not happen.

Netflix said on Twitter, “Based on Louis CK's behavior, we are not making his second stand up special.”

In a statement, Netflix called Louis C.K.’s behavior “disturbing.”

A New York Times report published Nov. 9 had five women detailing Louis C.K.’s acts of sexual misconduct. C.K. released a statement acknowledging that the accusations are true.

Louis C.K. has several shows on at FX. The network issued a statement saying it was “very troubled by the allegations,” and adding that FX has not received allegations of misconduct related to Louis C.K.’s shows, which include Baskets and Louie.

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.