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These are the truest words I've ever read!

By Seth Freilich | Industry | July 16, 2009 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | July 16, 2009 |

FX has ordered a new comedy called “The League.” This quote from the pilot pretty much tells me all I need to about this show:

God bless fantasy football. There are many things a man can do with his time; this is better than those things.

This show, ladies and gentlemen, is The Truth.

Co-created by an exec-producer of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and his wife, “The League” is about a fantasy football league and, as The Live Feed puts it, it “tackles issues of marriage, friendship, parenting and love in suburbia.” It stars Mark Duplass in the lead — while I hated Humpday, I thought he was quite good and this seems like a great role for him. And like “Curb,” the show will feature an improv-element.

Now I’m sure many of you are asking how the hell you make a comedy about a fantasy football league? Given the shit Dustin and I could tell you about our own league, I have no doubt about the premise’s potential. Whether it lives up to it, time will tell. (Goddamnit, Frylock. You outed us.)

Speaking of which, we’re less than two months away from football season — hut hut. Time to get working on team Luv Spackle’s draft board — I’m taking it all this year, fuckers!

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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