In addition to FX’s fifth season renewal of Justified, the cable channel has announced the renewals of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 10), The League (season six), and Legit (season two). The three comedies will moves to FXX, a new cable channel that will launch on September 2nd.
Here’s the press release:
FX NETWORKS ANNOUNCES PICKUPS
“Justified” Gets a Fifth Season Pickup That Will Air on FX in January 2014
Comedy Stalwarts “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The League” Head to FXX And Are Officially Picked Up For Two More Seasons Each
Freshman Comedy “Legit” Receives a Second Season Order and Moves to FXX
NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 – FX Networks announced a slew of pickups this morning, with Justified getting a fifth season pickup on FX, while It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit will all return and move to FXX, announced John Landgraf, President & General Manager, FX Networks.
The critically-acclaimed drama series Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant, will continue to run on FX. Season five begins production this fall and will air on FX in January 2014. Season four is currently airing, with the season finale slated to air next Tuesday, April 2, at 10:00 PM ET/PT. To date, season four is pacing to be Justified’s most-watched season ever.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit will all move to FXX.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s ninth season will air on FXX this fall, and the network has also placed an order for a tenth season that will air in the fall of 2014. One of the most successful comedies in all of basic cable, Sunny’s eighth season ranked #2 in its basic cable time period in Men 18-49 and Men 18-34 (behind only the NFL on the NFL Network) and #2 in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 (behind Jersey Shore).
The League’s already announced fifth season will air on FXX this fall, and the network is announcing a sixth season pickup that will air on FXX in the fall of 2014. Last season, The League ranked #2 in its basic cable time period in M18-49, behind only the NFL on NFL Network.
The new critically-acclaimed comedy Legit’s first season will end on FX Thursday, April 11 at 10:30PM ET/PT. The show has officially been picked up for a second season, and will be moving to FXX, returning in early 2014. Legit continues to build an audience, growing by +25% from its first three episodes to its second three episodes.
Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole.” The series co-stars Walton Goggins, Nick Searcy, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel and Joelle Carter. Yost wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer/showrunner on the series. Leonard is also an executive producer on the series along with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Michael Dinner and Fred Golan. Justified is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Danny DeVito and Kaitlin Olson. The show was created by McElhenney and is executive produced by McElhenney, Day, Howerton, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Tom Lofaro, Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby. The show is produced by FX Productions.
The League stars Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer and Katie Aselton and was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer who serve as executive producers and directors. The series is produced by FX Productions.
Legit stars Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl and DJ Qualls. Peter O’Fallon, Jim Jefferies, Rick Cleveland and Lisa Blum serve as executive producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.
What do you think? Are you glad that these shows are coming back?