Lucky Louie (2006– )

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 7,291 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 4 critic

A working class family and their oddball friends.


0Check in

Watch Now

on Amazon Video


Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
a list of 21 titles
created 22 Mar 2012
a list of 28 titles
created 27 Nov 2012
a list of 21 titles
created 14 May 2013
a list of 22 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Lucky Louie" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Lucky Louie (2006– )

Lucky Louie (2006– ) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lucky Louie.




2007   2006  



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Louis C.K. Oh My God (TV Special 2013)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In February, 2013, Louis brings his impish nihilism to Phoenix, Arizona. He talks about an old lady and her pet, living in Manhattan, experiencing his body's aging (he's 45), men's ... See full summary »

Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K.
Louis C.K.: Shameless (TV Special 2007)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »

Director: Steven J. Santos
Stars: Louis C.K.
Louie (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (TV Special 2008)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA.

Directors: Louis C.K., Shannon Hartman
Stars: Louis C.K.
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Louis jokes about fatherhood, success, and flying first class at the Beacon Theater in New York.

Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K.
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (TV Special 2010)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.

Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K., Jesse Newman
One Night Stand (TV Series 2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Kevin Brennan
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series 1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

It's Bad For Ya, Carlin's Emmy-nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin's noted irreverent and unapologetic observations on topics ranging from death, ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci
Stars: George Carlin
Bill Burr: Let It Go (TV Special 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

LET IT GO represents the culmination of material I developed on the road from 2008-2009.

Director: Shannon Hartman
Stars: Bill Burr
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Comedian Louis C.K. performs live at the Comedy store in LA.

Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K., Jay London
Saint Louie (TV Movie 2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

I don't know. I've never seen it.

Stars: Louis C.K., Cynthia Watros, Amayla Early


Series cast summary:
 Louie (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Kim (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Mike (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Tina (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Rich (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Jerry (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Ellen (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Walter (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kelly Gould ...
 Lucy (13 episodes, 2006-2007)


A working class family and their oddball friends.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Some men have a dream, Louie has a family. See more »




TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

11 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Dream  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


C.K. consulted with Norman Lear during pre-production because the look of the series is based on Lear's sitcoms from the 1970's. Lear told C.K. that he wanted his sitcoms videotaped because it gave the shows a sense of immediacy. See more »


Louis' apartment has a window in the kitchen looking out to a building in the distance, but in the hallway there is a door to another apartment (straight across from Walter and Ellen's apartment), which would be right behind where Louis' window is. See more »


Referenced in Louis C.K.'s Last Chance (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It's Not Too Late! Bring This Show Back To The Airwaves!
3 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Television is a strange industry. It just astounds me sometimes how a show with a devoted following (although not too high ratings) gets canceled without a TV network giving it the chance to let the word of mouth spread. After all, "Seinfeld" didn't get strong ratings when it debuted, but it eventually went on to be the #1 show on television. And it seems strange that while mediocre shows like "According to Jim" and "Will & Grace" are on for at least five seasons, great shows like "Arrested Development", "Freaks & Geeks", and "Sports Night" get the shaft early on.

That said, DVD releases seem to be God's gift to TV. If it wasn't for TV shows being released to DVD, the aforementioned shows would be cast into oblivion without more people knowing how great they are. "Lucky Louie" can certainly be added to this list of great shows that were canceled too soon, and would have been unheard of had it not been for its DVD release.

I bought the entire season on a whim at an out-of-business sale a local movie and music store was having. I vaguely remember it being on HBO a few years ago, and I know Louis C.K. is a big name in the comedy writing world. So I gave it a shot not knowing exactly what to expect. I later popped the first disk into my DVD played, watched the first episode, and the next thing you know, I couldn't stop watching it. It was that good.

The show's premise is not entirely original, but it is a refreshing change from sitcoms where characters live in places they clearly can't afford with no visible means of income to support themselves. It's also good to see that in this 30-minute sitcom, the problems are surprisingly real, and they're not entirely solved by the end of the episode, nor are they forgotten about by the next episode. This element of familiarity adds real depth to the characters, and makes for very intriguing storytelling, something that has been lacking from a number of sitcoms over the last twenty years.

Louis C.K. is like Conan O'Brien in the sense that he originally made a name for himself behind the camera, such as on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Chris Rock Show". His acting wasn't great on the pilot episode, and you could see signs of some nervousness initially. However, as the episodes progressed, he really got into his character and made the whole show work.

Also noteworthy is Pamela Adlon, who plays his wife Kim. She works very well off of C.K., she looks like someone who would be married to an average guy, and she acted like a lot of people I know in similar situations. She was just a very genuine character.

Of course, the freedom to swear and show nudity on HBO is the most obvious thing that differentiates this sitcom from even the edgiest network sitcoms. Any experienced comedy professional, including the most explicit comedians, can tell you that profanity in comedy is not funny in and of itself. It has shock value, but can kill the laughs when used in excess. If anyone understands that, it's Louis C.K. and the other actors on this show. There is swearing, but it's funny. If the swearing was taken out when aired on a network TV station, this sitcom would find itself on a standstill. It also would have a hard time incorporating the brilliant supporting actors who are underrated stand-up comics Rick Shapiro and Jim Norton, who are known for their dirty mouths but are still funny. "Lucky Louie" was lucky to find its place on HBO.

I was just surprised that HBO canceled it as quickly as it did. Naturally, HBO made its name with original dramatic series including "The Sopranos" and "Oz", but they really should reconsider giving an edgy half-hour sitcom like this one another chance. One could argue that people don't normally turn to HBO for that type of show, but hour long dramatic series used to be exclusively for network TV. HBO may not bring this sitcom back from the grave, but they should have realized what kind of gem they had in their possession. In the long run, though, Louis C.K. has gotten more exposure, and he has since had his own hour-long stand-up special on none other than HBO. At least something good came out of the show being canceled in addition to a proper DVD release.

"Lucky Louie" was a brilliant show that was shorter lived than it should have been. I recommend anyone who has not seen it yet to go to your video store, or go on Netflix, and rent the first disk with the first six episodes. You may find yourself immediately wanting to see the next disk.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I think it's better than Louie nkickflip69
laugh track.. badassflicks
The reason it was cancelled (I think) skull_beard
WTF!!!!! THEY CANCELLED THIS SHOW!!!!!! elemenocrackshack
favorites quotes? moviebuff01
why are they so poor? msl44
Discuss Lucky Louie (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: