‘Fargo’ Is Getting a Second Season, and ‘Louie’ Will Be Back in the Spring

Just to make us all extremely happy, FX renewed both Fargo and Louie today. Fargo — returning no earlier than fall 2015 — will have a new cast, new story, and once again clock in at 10 episodes. Noah Hawley, who wrote the entire first season, will stick around as showrunner. Meanwhile, Louie’s fifth season will only be seven episodes (suuucks), but we won’t have to wait nine eternities this time — C.K.’s coming back in the spring. On the much-sadder-than-only-seven-Louies side of things, FX’s Charlie Kaufman–written/directed/executive produced How and Why — which featured John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener in the pilot — isn’t getting picked up.

Required Pee-Your-Pants Reading: Big Ghost’s sixth annual 10 Softest Rappers list.

Shel Silverstein biopic alert!

The first humans to witness Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will do so in October in New York City.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are starring in By the Sea, their first movie together since 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Jolie will direct, Pitt will produce, and everyone on earth will pay to see the finished product.

Five minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy just chillin’ on the Internet? Sweet, let’s do it.

Neil Patrick Harris wants to do American Horror Story: Freak Show, and Ryan Murphy wants him to, too.

Ready for a Simpsons flurry? OK: The Family Guy crossover will feature Bob’s Burgers characters cameoing, someone will die next season, and FXX will begin an around-the-clock 12-day marathon of all 522 episodes on August 21. And in October, the network will begin offering every episode on demand on a new site/app thingy called Simpsons World. So cancel the rest of your life.

No more Simpsons news, but Hank Azaria will voice the lead in Bordertown, Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox animated series.

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston had a nice little reunion.
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The last of eight new Weird Al videos, the Crosby, Stills, & Nash–y “Mission Statement,” is here. (And if you dipped out of the Al-sphere over the weekend, we also got “Lame Claim to Fame” and the Pixies-ish “First World Problems.”)

“Congratulations to the new woman playing Aaliyah. I only hope she does not have to deal with half the hate that I had to deal with.” —Disney Channel star Zendaya offers a lengthy explanation of her departure from Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, makes it sound like a pretty lame project.

And here’s a cool poster for the new Toy Story special, Toy Story That Time Forgot.

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