FX Sets Summer Premieres for Louis C.K. Comedy Special & ‘The Strain’ Season 2

FX Pickups Luois CK The Strain
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FX has set summer premiere dates for new and returning shows, including a standup comedy special from Louis C.K.

The comedian’s latest special, “Louis C.K.: Live From the Comedy Store,” will air May 28 at 11 p.m., immediately following the season-five finale of “Louie.” Written and directed by C.K., and hailing from his production company Pig Newton, the special was filmed at the World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. C.K. also serves as an exec producer with M. Blair Breard. The project marks the second standup special from C.K. to air on FX.

Also announced Wednesday by Chuck Saftler, president of program strategy and COO of FX Networks, was the premiere date for season two of “Tyrant” on June 16 at 10 p.m. The political drama, starring Adam Rayner, a follows an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Denis Leary’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” makes its debut on July 16 at 10 p.m. The comedy follows Johnny Rock (played by Leary), the former lead singer of a ’90s New York rock band that broke up on the brink of fame who’s desperately trying to return to success in the music biz 25 years later. Leary created, stars in and serves as an exec producer, alongside Jim Serpico, on the project from FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios. John Corbett and Elizabeth Gillies also star.

Following the series premiere of “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” the second season of “Married” also bows on July 16 at 10:30 p.m. The half-hour comedy stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer.

Season two of “The Strain” will also premiere this summer on FX, though the date and timeslot has yet to be announced.

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