Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FX will produce "The League," a comedy about fantasy football

The same network that brought you great comedy like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is set to produce and air a new show about fantasy football, called "The League."

The show is from the executive director and producer of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Jeff Schaffer.

Here is more from the Reuters news release, via Cuzoogle:
The project, which Schaffer co-created with his wife, Jackie Marcus Schaffer, centers on a fantasy football league and tackles issues of marriage, friendship, parenting and love in suburbia.

In the "Curb" mold, "League" features improvisational elements.

In addition to Duplass ("Humpday"), the cast includes Stephen Rannazzisi ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop"), Nick Kroll ("I Love You, Man"), Paul Scheer ("Human Giant"), Katie Aselton ("The Puffy Chair"), Jon Lajoie and Alina Foley, the 6-year-old daughter of actor Dave Foley. Leslie Bibb is on board as a guest star.

Schaffer, who also was an executive producer on "Seinfeld," co-wrote the current domestic box-office champ, "Bruno."
I'm willing to give this one a shot since the full release says that Schaffer and his wife are fantasy football enthusiasts, so it probably won't be one of those snooty shows looking down on all of us fantasy playing nerds. There is no word yet on when the show will air, but I would hope sometime this fall to coincide with the football season.

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