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The League: FX Comedy Renewed for Season Two

The LeagueFX has decided to order a second season of its semi-scripted comedy series, The League.

Following a group of friends that make up a fantasy football league, The League features the talents of Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Katie Aselton, Paul Scheer, Stephen Rannazzisi, and Jon LaJoie.

The October 29th series premiere attracted just under a million viewers but rose by nearly 50% in its second airing. The numbers have leveled off since then, to an average of about a million viewers.

The programmers at FX are apparently pleased enough with the ratings to give the series a renewal, even before the sixth and final episode of the season has aired (tonight).

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FX has more than doubled The League’s first season order, opting for 13 installments for season two. The next round of The League will kick off in the later part of Summer 2010.

Of the renewal decision, Nick Grad, FX’s Exec VP of Original Programming, said, “We’ve been very pleased with the creative and ratings trajectory of The League and believe it’s an excellent fit with our comedy brand.”

Executive producers Jackie and Jeff Schaffer couldn’t be happier. Jackie said, “This has been a wonderful experience for me and Jeff. Our cast — Mark, Steve, Nick, Paul, Katie and Jon — is made up of some of the most talented young actor-comedians in the business. So much of the credit goes to them.”

Jeff added, “FX has been like the coolest girlfriend you could ever have. They get us, laugh at our jokes, and love hearing us talk about football. It’s a perfect relationship — and we look forward to going steady with them for a long time.”

What do you think? Have you watched The League? Does it deserve a second season or should it have been cancelled?


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JC January 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

Easily one of the best shows on tv. The cast does a great job with improvising, and facial expressions and delivery of what they say. I can not get enough of this show, I hope it lasts and I already got Season 1 on dvd and the extras on it are ridiculously hilarious. People need to buy that and tune in to the show on FX, creative and hilarious.


Andrey November 22, 2010 at 12:15 am

Great show. Excellent cast – everyone is very talented. Hands up for Taco.
Very humorous – even for an international personnel coming from different cultures, such as myself.
Love it!


R8R 4 LIFE September 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

i love the league…they need more shows like this!!!! best thing since the office!!


ohiogirl September 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I love this show! I tell everyone I know who is an adult to watch, so worth the time! So excited for the new season!


mike September 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm

This show is great esp if you play fantasy football. U know exactly what their talking about.


David September 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm

One of the funniest shows i have seen on tv in a long time, def cant wait to see the new season!


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