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.

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).

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.

  

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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  1. Pat Apple says

    “Legit” was brilliant! FX should have sold the rights to Netflix or someone more progressive because all they play is the same boring action crap over and over again! FX doesn’t deserve “Legit”. But “Legit” deserves to continue production and I hope it gets picked up soon. I can tell you this, as cable television evolves and we are able to select channels we wish to pay for, FX will NOT be in my bundle. I would keep it just to watch “Legit”. I only keep HBO for “Game of Thrones”. The second that series ends, I’m waiving bye-bye. So, maybe FX will stay viable and maybe they won’t but with this horrendous decision making I have a pretty good feeling about the direction it will trend.

  2. Keith G says

    With so much crap out there that fills up the networks schedule how can a smart comedy like “Legit” get cancelled? Jim Jefferies is brilliant and I would love to see this given another shot. Netflix is doing series now…what about that guys…

  3. Neal says

    Family Guy was canceled after 3 seasons and after a 2 year pause its racked up another 10 seasons and is still going. Just goes to show you that TV execs don’t always make the right choices. Hopefully this series will get picked up again, its a funny show and I also enjoy Jim Jefferies comedy style.

    • Pat Apple says

      It’s funny you say that because I’ve been saying the same thing! I get the feeling that these LA TV execs are so coked up, shallow and incapable of recognizing quality that they couldn’t make a proper decision if they were given only one choice! Well, let’s keep our fingers crossed that “Legit” pulls a family guy. I don’t know why Netflix just doesn’t start producing it.

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