TV Watch List: Thursday, Sept. 8
COMEDY. Speaking of bittersweet, “Louie” closes with another heartbreaking vignette — the official FX description of this episode is, “Louie has a pretty bad time in general.” It caps off a season that has showcased the comedian’s deft balance of schlubby frustration and quiet underdog heroics which make it one of the smartest shows on television.
Season finale, 10:30 p.m., FX
COMEDY. This one’s for the animation geeks, as the Planet Express crew is reimagined as classic black-and-white characters, 8-bit videogame heroes, and frenetic anime seizure-inducers. It’s a visual treat that makes the realization that this is the season finale bittersweet.
Season finale, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
DRAMA. Even if Michael is wrongly accused of Max’s murder, we’re pretty sure five seasons of being a wrongly blacklisted spy has prepared him to weather the storm.
Mid-season finale, 9 p.m., USA