1:32pm PT by Michael O'Connell
FXX Renews 'The League' for Final Season
FXX is bringing back The League for one more season. The cable network announced Monday that it had ordered a seventh season of the popular fantasy football comedy — and that the seventh season would be its last.
“Our gang can burn a beach house like Calvin Johnson on a secondary but I shudder to think what they’ll do in the final battle for the Shiva,” said Nick Grad, who announced the news with fellow FX Networks and FX Productions president of original programming Eric Schrier. “The real studs here are the fans who have remained so loyal to the show over the years, including the move to FXX, and for them we are going out on top.”
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The FX Productions original, which staged a successful move from FX to comedy-centric spinoff FXX in 2013 alongside It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer, who also serve as executive producers and directors.
"We are incredibly excited to work with our amazing cast for another season, especially because I can now announce that I finally won the fantasy football league that we play in with them,” said Jeff Schaffer, with Jackie adding: “Whatever, I’ve won it twice. Most players in the NFL don't make it seven seasons, and most TV shows even less so. We want to thank FX Networks and all our Eskimo Brothers and Sisters — NFL teams would be lucky to have fans as die-hard as ours.”
The final run of The League will be for 13 episodes and air during fall 2015. The series stars Jonathan Lajoie, Mark Duplass, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton and Nick Kroll. The latter is now down two series, having announced last week that his Comedy Central sketch vehicle Kroll Show would be ending after its upcoming third season.