FX has announced their surprising intention to keep popular comedy show ‘Louie’ running without comedian Louis CK after he admitted to sexual misconduct with five women. He will instead be replaced by ‘safe choice’ Dick Van Dyke.
Van Dyke has been consistently popular since the 1950s and ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ is fondly remembered as an all-time classic comedy series.
Louis CK will be removed as actor, writer, director and producer of ‘Louie’ and replaced in all facets by Dick Van Dyke.
‘You know where you stand with Dick,’ said John Landgraf, head of FX. ‘The only thing offensive about him is his name.’
The new ‘Louie’ series will be set forty years in the future to account for any ageing of the Louie character.
Dick Van Dyke is said to be ‘overjoyed’ at the opportunity to return regularly to the silver screen.
‘I thought my career was done for after that “Chitty Chitty Gang Bang” fiasco but thankfully Hollywood has a short memory,’ said Van Dyke.