Review: FX's 'Louie'

Louis C.K.'s Louie is comic, not tragic.

He's a divorced dad of two young daughters, a standup comic who tries to do the right thing. He's New York City through and through, and the city and its characters have enough charm to carry the show through his awkward dates, awkward play dates, awkward therapy sessions and so on.

Ricky Gervais guests in episode three as a maniacal M.D.

Louis C.K. (you might remember from HBO's Lucky Louie) writes, directs, edits and stars in stand-up routines that aren't as funny as his Louie's real life.

Louie debuts on FX on June 29 at 11 p.m.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.