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'The League' to end in late 2015

The Shiva will be up for grabs one last time: FXX announced on Monday that it had ordered a seventh and final season of The League.

Season 7 of the comedy—which centers on a group of friends playing not so nice in a fantasy football league—will hit the air in fall 2015. The show debuted on FX in 2009 but moved over to FXX before season 5 to help launch the fledgling network. READ FULL STORY

'The League' creators reveal who's champion of the cast Fantasy league

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Jackie and Jeff Schaffer were supposed to be having a romantic Christmas Eve dinner at a restaurant in France when Jeff got up to go to the bathroom. Except he didn’t really go to the bathroom: He went outside in the snow without a jacket to call back home to the States and check on his Fantasy Football teams. His wife eventually found him outside and thought, “This is a television show.”

And now it actually is a TV show: The Schaffers created The League, a half-hour comedy that follows a league of amoral, goofy friends who will do anything to win the trophy. And it’s now in its sixth season. READ FULL STORY

'The League' sits shiva in season 6 premiere

If you need a quick example of The League’s sense of humor, see: main character Kevin pees his pants within the first few minutes of the season 6 premiere. And that’s one of the less humiliating thing to happen throughout the episode.

For the uninformed, The League follows a group of five men and one woman who get together each year to compete in a Fantasy Football league that results in pranks, deception, and overall chaos. Like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the characters don’t seem to have any sort of moral compass and are immune to sympathy. Their friend dies on camera right in front of them? No big, time to crack a joke. READ FULL STORY

'Justified' gets fifth season, 'Fargo' greenlit by FX

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One of the best crime dramas on TV just got renewed for a fifth season.

FX’s Justified will return next January for another year.

The network revealed the pickup at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City on Thursday morning, along with several other announcements.

The network renewed comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Legit, and The League. Sunny and League get two more seasons each, while freshman comedy Legit earned a second season. READ FULL STORY

'New Girl': Nick Kroll and Bill Burr to guest

Last week we learned that Nick’s mother, Bonnie, would be popping up on New Girl (hello, Margo Martindale). And this week brings news of more relatives for that same episode. EW has learned that comedian Nick Kroll (The League) will guest star as Nick’s dim-yet-passionate younger brother, an air conditioner repairman named Jamie. Meanwhile, fellow stand-up Bill Burr (Breaking Bad) will play Bobby, Nick’s loudmouthed cousin and a TSA agent at Boston’s Logan Airport who is always fighting with Jamie. READ FULL STORY

Brooklyn Decker joins 'The League' as a cold blast from the past -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Celebrity guests are not unusual on The League, but the cameos on FX’s bro-hemian fantasy-football rhapsody often tend to be NFL stars or scruffy comedians. This Thursday, however, the comedy raises its glamour game and welcomes its best-looking guest star ever — no offense Jeff Goldblum. Brooklyn Decker pops up as one of the gang’s old high-school classmates. Back in the day, the gorgeous swimsuit model’s character wasn’t very nice to the fellas. But years later… well, she’s still cold as ice.

It must run in the genes. Her character, Gina Gibiatti, is the younger sister of Frank “The Body” Gibiatti (Ike Barinholtz), the guys’ neighborhood nemesis. “Brooklyn knocked it out of the park,” says the show’s producers, Jeff and Jackie Marcus Schaffer. “She is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, but once we said ‘action,’ she ripped our guys to shreds.”

“I’m a huge fan of The League so you can imagine the sick pleasure I got out of verbally abusing the cast,” says Decker.” It’s actually frightening how easily I took to playing a horrible person.”

Watch the video clip below. READ FULL STORY

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