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Legit

Legit TV show on FXNetwork: FX, FXX
Episodes: 26 (half-hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: January 17, 2013 — May 14, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls, Mindy Sterling, John Ratzenberger, and Sonya Eddy.

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TV show description:
Jim Jefferies (playing a fictional version of himself) is an edgy and foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia. He’s in his mid-thirties and is living in Los Angeles, struggling to make his life and career more “legit.” He finds that it’s a difficult, uncomfortable and uphill struggle — every step of the way.

Jim is encouraged in his quest by his neurotic best friend and roommate, Steve Nugent (Dan Bakkedahl) — a cyberlaw library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce.

He’s also supported by Steve’s brother, Billy (DJ Qualls), who suffers from advanced staged Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair.

Other characters include Steve and Billy’s parents, Janice and Walter Nugent (Mindy Sterling and John Ratzenberger), and Billy’s nurse, Ramona (Sonya Eddy).
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Series Finale

Episode #26 — “Honesty”
Jim deals with the fall out of being shot by a heckler and considers quitting comedy. Billy goes to a video game tournament.
First aired: May 14, 2014.

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What do you think? Do you like the Legit TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?

 

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Gregg December 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm

How could you possibly cancel a show this good????

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Fan December 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

This was a great show. Should have gotten a 3rd season, at least to let people adjust to the terrible FXX rebranding fiasco…Well written, smart and different from the other crap.

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Edward September 21, 2014 at 3:08 am

I think this is bull the show was great I don’t see why it would get canceled!?!

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Harvey September 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

Love this show! Can’t believe it was cancelled

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Angie July 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I just watched season 1 on Netflix, found out about season 2 today only to then discover it has been canceled. Total BS! I love this show and I am devistated to find my new addiction is gone! I had never heard about it until 2 days ago and I don’t have the stupid network with my cable provider. I laughed, I cried, I cheered and I have been telling everyone I know about this show! I am sick and tired of shows about fat rednecks being on tv while well written series with actual comedy and heart is cancelled. The people who pulled the plug on this made a huge mistake. I really hope another network picks it up.

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mike June 25, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Best show on tv not just funny but we’ll written I will miss the whole cast sorry to see itgo

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gallowgod June 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Legit gets cancelled but “so you think you can dance” is being pushed hard on the fox network. I don’t get it. Why? What happened to us America. Why are we so addicted to crap?

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Kim June 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

I loved this show. People did not tune in to FXX. Couldn’t find this show

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Derek May 18, 2014 at 12:03 am

This was in of my favorite shows of all time. I almost didn’t watch the first episode, actually had to download then first 4 to catch up. It was not promoted well or advertised as it should have been. Many people still don’t know it existed. Same situation as Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23. Great show. Put it on after Its always Sunny and it would have gotten a following and then could have carried viewers once moved to a different day. Network execs made another bad move. Maybe a smart exec at a different network can rescue it before the writers and actors o on to other projects. They will get gobbled up fast with this show on the resume. USA or TNT Pick this show up!

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pete May 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm

FXX is a shit network. Move the show to a network that will actually put the show on at a prime time slot. Without Legit, there is no reason to watch FXX.

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Grant Hawkins June 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I totally agree. I think FXX is the stupidest idea they have ever come up with. Give a renewal to Ali G, comes far to late, but Legit was really the only thing that made this network. Stupid execs. Legit was even better than cerebral stuff like Wilfred. That has ended too.

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Anonymous June 17, 2014 at 2:32 am

it was a funny show.there should be meny more seasons at least 8

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Tom Hartigan May 15, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Someone start a petition, There is so much crap on television today this great show deserves a better fate!

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scott May 15, 2014 at 1:27 am

Ths is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen on TV in a very long time too bad that people have such a hard time to really enjoy themselves. I myself will miss watching the show is made me laugh every week. you must want us all watching a reality shows like American can dance

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Grant Hawkins June 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Reality TV sucks. Jim Jeffries and team took comedy to a better level. Every network takes itself to seriously. I am switching to a la carte tV from now on. HBO is okay but I’ll live with showtime and the BBCA. Then I will cherry pick sports. The networks have let America down once more, as they don’t know talent, employ bad writers on semi decent shows, but American television has been running down hill for some time. CBS had a good run but we can only take so much violence, drama and seriousness. Some of us, like to relax and enjoy a good laugh. We don’t want more stress from television. All the commercials on shows like 24, that get longer with each break make us mad as well. AMC seems to be the only people who get it and have chosen to take Mad Men off while its topped out with the 1960’s and Breaking Bad was excellent. Hell on Wheels needs better writing, but is still much better than anything on regular TV. FX, TNT are losing it as some shows grow very stale. Still enjoying falling Skies, but this season better be good.

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Stephn Doyle May 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Do not cancel this show it is hilarious Jim Steve and Billy are awesome 5 stars!

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Anonymous May 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Really funny and original.

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Duane April 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Funny show!

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