FX renews 'The League'

Freshman comedy series gets order for 13 more episodes

FX has ordered a second season of its freshman comedy series "The League," picking up 13 more episodes.

Season 2 will debut in late-summer 2010, and its first-season finale airs Thursday night. Through five episodes, "League" is averaging a modest 1 million viewers an episode and 860,000 adults 18-49.

"We've been very pleased with the creative and ratings trajectory of 'The League' and believe it's an excellent fit with our comedy brand," FX executive vp programming Nick Grad said. "Jackie and Jeff Schaffer are incredibly talented producers, and the ensemble cast is fantastic. The performance of the show this season is reminiscent of 'Sunny' in its first season."