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FX Renews 'The League' For Season 4

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 13th 2011 5:10PM
The League Season 4 FXGood news for fans of fantasy football -- not only are the playoffs right around the corner, but FX has renewed 'The League' for a fourth season.

Season 4 of 'The League' (Thurs., 10:30PM ET) will consist of 13 episodes. A fall premiere date is planned.

"'The League' continues to be one of our most successful comedy series both creatively and from a ratings standpoint," Nick Grad, executive vice president of original programming at FX Networks, said in a statement. "Jackie and Jeff Schaffer, along with our terrific cast, are doing wonderful work each week to make one of the funniest shows on television and we're excited to order another season."

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'The League': Eliza Dushku Is Getting Frisky With Kevin (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 9th 2011 6:30AM
'The League' - 'The Light of Genesis'Eliza Dushku got very intimate with one castmember of 'The League' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX) during her guest spot as a Krav Maga instructor. Kevin spent the episode convinced that she was clearly hitting on him, but his wife just wasn't buying it.

Meanwhile, Dushku kept using Kevin as her partner to show moves to the class, putting his hands on her breasts before taking him down, and at another point putting her hands on him to demonstrate another move.

When Kevin brought Pete in, he didn't even get close to her before he was on the mat.

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The Guys Stage a Reverse Intervention for Will Forte on 'The League' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 2nd 2011 6:30AM
'The League' - 'The Out of Towner'Pete's been in a bit of a dry spell of late on 'The League' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX), so he was more than thrilled that their old buddy Chuck (Will Forte) was coming back into town. Back in the day, his very disturbing antics with the single ladies allowed Pete to come in and smooth things over. It was a win-win!

But when Chuck showed up, he was disturbingly with a chip commemorating his sobriety. This simply won't do, so the boys tried to stage a reverse-intervention to convince him to drink. Chuck was strong, but no one was strong enough later when Andre accidentally used cocaine instead of confectioners sugar to rim the glasses for drinks later.

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Jeff Goldblum and Sarah Silverman Get Dirty on 'The League' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 18th 2011 6:30AM
Jeff Goldblum, 'The League''The League' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX) treated us to two fun guest stars who came together in a very disturbing way during an even more disturbing Thanksgiving dinner. It turns out Ruxin's dad, played by Jeff Goldblum, is just like him in almost every way. And we thought one Ruxin was bad.

But as bad as it was seeing double, it was nothing to what Andre went through when his sister, played by Sarah Silverman, showed up and confirmed what the guys have been telling him for years ... except for Ruxin. She taught them everything they know about sex, and in fact offered to give Kevin a refresher course when she found out Jenny wasn't as satisfied as she should have been.

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Ray Liotta Plays Ruxin's Scary Boss on 'The League' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 11th 2011 8:10AM
Ray Liotta, 'The League''Goodfellas' star Ray Liotta was in fine form on 'The League' (Thu., 10:30PM ETon FX) this week guest-starring as Ruxin's scary boss.

Now, Ruxin has been lying to his boss about being sick at work and it turns out that his boss really, really hates employees lying about being sick. It all goes horribly wrong for Ruxin when the pair are out on the golf course together.

After Ruxin blames his constant sneezing on being allergic to bees his boss tries to help him by stabbing him in the thigh with an epi pen. We just don't think it will end well for Ruxin ...

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'X Files' Star Heads to 'CSI,' Carla Gugino Joins 'Justified' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 18th 2011 6:30PM
Annabeth Gish'The X Files' star Annabeth Gish is heading to 'CSI.'

According to EW, Gish will star in a three episode arc as a childhood friend from Catherine Willows' (Marge Helgenberger) past. Gish's character, Laura, is married to a billionaire military contractor honcho who is investigated by the CSI team. It turns out he may be involved in an arms theft.

Gish's arc starts with episode nine.

Marg Helgenberger is rumored to be leaving the series after the first 12 episodes, could Gish's character be involved in her character's departure?

In other casting news ...

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Seth Rogen Plays Porn Director Dirty Randy on 'The League' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 6:30AM
Seth Rogen, 'The League'Andre was definitely made to suffer even beyond what he did in the off-season by the end of this season premiere of 'The League' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX). The oft-mentioned but never seen Dirty Randy finally made an appearance, and he bears an eery resemblance to Seth Rogen with a sweet handlebar mustache.

For the final punishment for coming in last the prior season, the gang decided to have Dirty Randy shoot a porn film in Andre's apartment. He had plenty of credentials, including a foul version of 'Schindler's List,' though we almost wish we didn't know his reason for the "artful" decision to film it in black-and-white.

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'The League' Season 2 DVD Extra: Taco Sets Snakes Free in Andre's Office (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 4th 2011 4:30PM
Season 3 of FX's fantasy football buddy comedy 'The League' premieres this week (Thurs., Oct. 6, 10:30PM ET), and to celebrate the impending awesomeness, we've got an exclusive deleted scene from the Season 2 DVD and Blu-ray, which released out today.

In the clip, Taco (Jon Lajoie) comes to Andre's (Paul Scheer) plastic surgery office to present him with the Rod of Asclepius. Asclepius, of course, is the Greek God of healing, and Taco's interpretation of his rod is a cane with two rubber snakes wrapped around it.

But Taco -- being the perpetually stoned, lovable moron that he is -- also lets a few live snakes loose into the waiting room, because "Asclepius lets snakes wander freely in his place of healing."

"By the power of my staff, you are banished, Taco!" Andre yells. Taco then beats the snakes with his nunchucks. Naturally. Check out the clip after the jump.

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What To Watch: TV Picks for Oct 3-9

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 2nd 2011 11:10AM
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'How I Met Your Mother' (8PM ET, CBS)
Last week's hilarious episode was a return to form for the aging comedy, and we're hoping that tonight's offering can maintain that momentum. After Robin assaults a girl who is out to ruin Barney's relationship, she is forced to begin court-mandated therapy sessions. Meanwhile, Ted gets too involved in Lily's pregnancy. Featuring Kal Penn as Robin's therapist, in his first acting role since joining the Obama Administration -- you go, Kumar!

'House' (9PM ET, Fox) season premiere
After last season's controversial finale, we pick up one year later, with everyone's favorite Vicodin addict behind bars. When an antagonistic prison gang leader makes a serious threat, House solicits the help of a fellow inmate (guest star Jaleel White), but when another inmate's unusual medical symptoms spark his curiosity, House must come up with creative ways to treat the patient while navigating prison rules.

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Talking TV Podcast Collars 'Luther,' 'The League,' 'Homeland' and 'Breaking Bad'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 29th 2011 2:00PM
A few new shows and 'Breaking Bad' get the Talking TV treatment this week.

In this edition of the podcast, Ryan McGee and I talk about the second season of BBC America's 'Luther,' the return of the fantasy-football comedy 'The League' (season premiere guest star Seth Rogen is pictured at right), Showtime's excellent new drama 'Homeland,' the bumpy ride of Fox's 'Terra Nova' and this week's 'Breaking Bad' episode.

Running times are below.

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Fall TV's Biggest and Best Guest Stars

by AOL TV Staff, posted Sep 6th 2011 2:00PM
Ray Romano, Charisma Carpenter, Seth RogenWhile some shows have lured famous movie stars into leading roles, other shows are taking a more temporary approach this fall with big-name guest stars booked for short-term stints on the small screen.

Fall TV will host several major reunions that you definitely won't want to miss. Terry O'Quinn will head back to the island for a stint alongside former 'Lost' costar Daniel Dae Kim on 'Hawaii Five-0,' while Ray and Debra are back together (sort of) when Ray Romano stops by 'The Middle' to visit his former 'Everybody Loves Raymond' costar Patricia Heaton. And let's not forget 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' alums Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters playing a married couple on an episode of 'Supernatural' this season.

Wanna know who else is heading to TV this fall? Check out some more of the biggest and best guest stars, including 'The Wire' alum Michael K. Williams (Omar!), Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson and crooner Josh Groban in AOL TV's fall guest star gallery.

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FX Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 20th 2011 4:15PM
Sons of AnarchyThat distant roar of engines you hear in the distance can only mean one thing: 'Sons of Anarchy' is almost back! The new season kicks off Tues., Sept. 6 at 10PM on FX, with a whopping 90-minute premiere episode.

Season 4 begins with SAMCRO out of jail and back in town. They encounter new law enforcement, but that doesn't keep them from getting back to business. Look for Jax (Charlie Hunnam) to struggle with decisions that affect the club and his family. Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal also return for the new 13-episode season.

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'The League' Renewed for Season 3

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 8th 2011 8:45AM
'The League'The football season's not over yet at FX. The cable network has announced that it's renewing fanstasy football league series 'The League' for a third season.

According to TVGuide.com, FX has ordered 13 episodes of the semi-improvisational comedy, which follows the members of a Chicago fantasy football league. Season 2 got off to a record-breaking start, and ratings overall were up four percent, with the show averaging 1.4 million viewers per episode.

Speaking about the renewal, exec producers Jackie ('Disturbia') and Jeff ('Curb Your Enthusiasm') Schaffer said, "We're thrilled to be doing a third season with our amazing cast and the most audacious network around."

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Best Football Shows Ever

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 1st 2011 3:00PM
Football ShowsBaseball may be known as our national pastime, but there's no doubt what America's favorite sport really is: football.

Much of football's popularity can be traced to how well football translates to television, with tens of millions of people tuning in every weekend to enjoy the sport on every level from high school and college to the NFL.

So, considering how well suited football is for the small screen, it's a surprise just how few TV shows about football there have been over the decades. Sure, there are plenty of live shows with pundits and former players discussing next week's matchup or breaking down last week's game film, but we mean honest-go-goodness programming -- you know, like dramas, comedies, reality shows. Why haven't there been more about the ol' pigskin?

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What Do Monkeys Love? 'Late Night' Has the Answer (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 26th 2010 5:46AM
What Do Monkeys Love? 'Late NightComedian Paul Scheer was the guest on the new 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:37AM on NBC). Scheer is currently starring on 'The League' -- a comedy series about a fantasy football league. But despite the show's topic, it isn't all fun and games. And Paul had some unpleasant stories to tell about one of his co-stars ... who happened to be a monkey.

Yes, show business is so glamorous like that. You finally get your own series on basic cable, and then you're hanging out with a monkey. Correction: with a poorly trained monkey. Scheer revealed that the animal trainer couldn't do much to protect him from the angry simian. Paul also told host Jimmy Fallon about a few things that monkeys love.

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