Comedian Louis C.K.’s acclaimed sitcom “Louie” returns tonight to FX after being on hiatus for more than a year and a half. Here are five other Louies we’ve enjoyed on TV over the years:
v Dr. Louie Lundgren (Louie Anderson, “The Louie Show”): A good-hearted psychotherapist living in Duluth, Minn.; the main character in this short-lived comedy.
v Louie the Lilac (Milton Berle, “Batman”): One of the Caped Crusader’s least-remembered nemeses wore a violet-colored suit and used all manner of poison flowers to disarm his foes.
v Louie DePalma (Danny DeVito, “Taxi”): The pint-size tyrant/dispatcher made life miserable for the drivers at Sunshine Cab Company.
v Louie Wilson (Scatman Crothers, “Chico and the Man”): The garbage man and pal of “The Man” (Jack Albertson).
v Lt. Louie Provenza (G.W. Bailey, “The Closer” and its spinoff, “Major Crimes”): Gruff veteran LAPD lieutenant whose first name wasn’t revealed until Season 5 of “The Closer.”
“A Fragile Trust: PLAGIARISM, POWER AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES” (10 P.M., PBS): The latest installment of the “Independent Lens” series. It’s a portrait of the most-infamous serial plagiarist of our time and a look back at the scandal that rocked not only the Times, but all of journalism.
“Bates Motel” (10 p.m., A & E): In the creepy season finale, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is haunted by his past. Hate to tell the poor boy, but his future also is pretty bloody awful.
“Louie” (10 p.m., FX): Louis C.K., the man GQ magazine recently declared to be “America’s undisputed king of comedy,” returns with back-to-back new episodes. Lots of laughs — and some raunchiness — are guaranteed.
“24, Live Another Day” (7 p.m., Fox): Kiefer Sutherland is back as Jack Bauer, a fugitive federal agent who returns to fighting terrorism after his touchy-feely, less- violent other Fox series is canceled.
“The Tomorrow People” (8 p.m., CW): As the first season ends, it seems increasingly unlikely that there will be a tomorrow for these people.
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Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:
The Art of the Steal (R): Starring Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon.
Making the Rules (R): Starring Jennifer Hudson and Melissa Leo.
Veronica Mars (PG-13): Starring Kristen Bell and Enrico Colantoni.
Still Mine (PG-13): Starring James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold.
Fundraiser planned for mobile meals
Trumbull Mobile Meals will sponsor a fundraiser at 7 p.m. May 14 at TNT Playhouse in Niles.
“100 Lunches, a Gourmet Comedy,” will be presented. There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres, a 50/50 raffle and prizes.
Tickets are $15; call 330-394-2538.