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The League
Format Sitcom
Created by Jeff Schaffer
Jackie Marcus Schaffer
Starring Mark Duplass
Nick Kroll
Katie Aselton
Paul Scheer
Stephen Rannazzisi
Jon LaJoie
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Running time approx. 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel FX
Original run October 29, 2009 – present
External links
Official website

The League is a sitcom, which premiered on FX on October 29, 2009. The series is a semi-scripted comedy about a fantasy football league.[1] FX announced they are renewing The League for a second 13 episode season, that will air in mid summer 2010.[2]

Contents

Cast

  • Mark Duplass as Pete, the three-time defending champion of the league who recently separated from his wife.
  • Nick Kroll as Ruxin, a defense attorney who will go to great lengths (including selling out his friends) to do well in the league
  • Jon Lajoie as Taco, a perpetually stoned and unemployed musician, younger brother to Kevin.
  • Stephen Rannazzisi as Kevin, a district attorney whose wife helps him run his team; league commissioner
  • Paul Scheer as Andre, a rich plastic surgeon whose naivety makes him the brunt of many jokes, bald
  • Katie Aselton as Jenny, Kevin's wife who secretly helps him run his team
  • Leslie Bibb as Meegan, Pete's estranged ex-wife who hates fantasy football and wants to start a family with him
  • Nadine Velazquez as Sophia, Ruxin's wife
  • Alina Foley as Ellie, Kevin & Jenny's young daughter
  • Janina Gavankar as Shivakamini Somakandarkram

Episodes

Series
#
Title Directed by Written by American Viewers in Millions Original airdate
1 "The Draft" Jeff Schaffer Jeff Schaffer .994[5] October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)
A group of friends from Chicago began their annual fantasy football league by preparing the league draft. But three-time defending champ (Duplass) has a problem: his wife (Leslie Bibb) doesn't want him to play this season.[3][4] 
2 "The Bounce Test" Jeff Schaffer Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer 1.414[7] November 5, 2009 (2009-11-05)
Pete's split with Meegan intrudes upon Ruxin's marriage, as his wife is neglecting him sexually, in order to spend her time helping Meegan deal with the break-up. Meanwhile, Jenny and Kevin's sex secrets are revealed to Ruxin's wife, as Jenny reveals to her the sexual secrets that will ensure Kevin will never leave her. [6] 
3 "Sunday at Ruxin's" Jeff Schaffer Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer - November 12, 2009 (2009-11-12)
Ruxin invites everyone over on Sunday to watch the games, see the baby and have lunch. His guests get much more lunch than they ever bargained for, as Ruxin and his wife forbid the gang from watching football during their meal. Terry Bradshaw makes a cameo appearance. 
4 "Mr. McGibblets" Jeff Schaffer Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer - November 19, 2009 (2009-11-19)
The guys join Pete on what was supposed to be his 5th anniversary spa trip. Meanwhile Kevin attemps to get Taco to dress up in a fur suit to scare his daughter off of her new toy, which Kevin hates. Antonio Gates makes a cameo appearance. 
5 "The Usual Bet" Jeff Schaffer Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer 1.053[8] December 3, 2009 (2009-12-03)
It's the playoffs but instead of watching the games Pete and Kevin get stuck at a terrible Christmas party, while Ruxin and Taco go to Chinatown on a very special mission. 
6 "The Shiva Bowl" Jeff Schaffer Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer 1.20[9] December 10, 2009 (2009-12-10)
It's the Shiva Bowl. The guys try to hide the Shiva Trophy from their high school classmate - the actual Shiva. Taco gets a "real person job" at a Volkswagen dealership. 

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