While comedian Louis C.K.'s most recent standup special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre was formerly only available online through C.K.'s website for fans to download at $5 bucks a watch, the venture was so successful that C.K. is finally taking the special to FX, home to C.K.'s largely autobiographical Louie.

The online model worked wonders for C.K. when he launched Live at the Beacon Theatre on December 10. It brought in more than $1 million within 11 days of its release, according to USA Today, after which C.K. was able to pay his crew bonuses, donate some of the money to charity, and still cover his production costs, reports The New York Times.

The special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, will premiere Saturday on FX at 10 p.m. EST. C.K.'s series, Louis, will return for Season 3 on June 28 at 10:30 p.m. EST.

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