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FX making a comedy about fantasy football

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 15th 2009 10:26AM
FXUsually, when one network or channel has a good idea, other networks try to copy it. FX is doing it from a few sources with its new comedy The League, a comedy about a bunch of suburbanites participating in a fantasy football league.

Since the creative talent behind the show is also behind Curb Your Enthusiasm, it's pretty obvious where the "semi-scripted" nature of this program is coming from. However, when I hear the premise of this show I can't help but think of it as a variation of The Guild, a web series about online gamers starring Felicia Day from Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog.

This new program has enough talent and an interesting premise that it could wind up a winner. It's amazing how FX is branching itself out with different kinds of shows. First animation, now this. And to think fX (note the lowercase "f") started as an experiment by Fox in interactive television in 1994.

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There is already a great web series called The League, at www.watchtheleague.com, that is fantasy football based. Check it out!

October 09 2009 at 9:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like something I might actually watch, unbelievably.


July 16 2009 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i just hope they are able to make a show that is relevant given the fluid nature of (fantasy) football. it would be great if they used real players and the actual nfl but i'm not sure how that works on an essentially 2-6 month delay. but fx has a pretty good batting average (to mix my sports metaphors) on shows.

July 15 2009 at 1:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm willing to give it a try. I like shows are a bit different than what else is out there.

btw. Saw a clip on the new animated show "Archer". It is very funny. I think they may have a winner with this one.

July 15 2009 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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