Legit: Season 1 (2013)

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Legit is proudly rude, crude, and politically incorrect, but thanks to strong writing and sharply-drawn characters, it's frequently hilarious and often oddly charming.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 77

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 17, 2013

Jim takes his wheelchair-dependent friend to a Las Vegas brothel in the opener of this series, which follows a crass comedian as he struggles to seek legitimacy in his life and career.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2013

Complications arise when Jim and Steve break Billy out of his adult-care facility.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2013

Jim and Steve create an online-dating profile for Billy to help him meet women.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2013

Jim gets into an argument about proper etiquette on a plane.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2013

Jim, Steve and Billy appear in court to recall a break-in at their house.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2013

Jim is rejected from a youth-mentoring program. Later, Steve makes an unexpected discovery about his ex-wife.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2013

Jim seeks acting lessons and career advice from Andy Dick.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2013

Jim arranges an intervention after discovering that Janice has become a hoarder.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2013

Jim sneaks a celebrity out of his house, which is swarmed by paparazzi.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2013

Jim volunteers at Billy's adult-care facility.

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Jim (Jim Jefferies) is a crass Australian comedian who's now living in L.A. and struggling to seek legitimacy in his life and career. He's supported in his efforts by his best friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) and Steve's brother Billy (D.J. Qualls), who has Muscular Dystrophy.

Cast & Crew

Jim Jefferies
Jim Jefferies
Executive Producer
Peter O'Fallon
Executive Producer
Rick Cleveland
Executive Producer
Lisa Blum
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Legit Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (18)

Legit - and I say this with a certain amount of admiration, coupled with trepidation that some new program on the spring schedule will soon prove me wrong - is the most degraded, debauched and degenerate show on TV.

Jan 17, 2013 | Full Review…

That's what makes FX's new sitcom Legit so surprising: The constant stream of offensiveness actually reflects a coherent comic sensibility. The show is not only funny but surprisingly touching.

Jan 17, 2013 | Full Review…

FX just might have the standout new comedy series of this season.

Jan 17, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Odd, crude and strangely charming, Legit won't be for everyone. But fans of FX's other comedies should definitely give it a try.

Jan 17, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

I like Legit a lot, because not only does it make me giggle like a 13-year-old but it can be remarkably tender, too.

Jan 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Extremely raunchy, and often quite funny. ('Course you'll hate yourself for laughing, but still probably will.)

Jan 17, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Occasionally outrageous, but always heartfelt, Legit is lighter and more grounded than the horrible promos suggested.

Feb 20, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The strange likability of the characters, coupled with the serial storytelling, make Legit an easy show to binge-watch.

Feb 26, 2014 | Full Review…

The show picks up, giving us a raunchy, good-natured FX "edgy" scenario that serves the players well.

Jan 17, 2013 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

As bawdy as the ensuing scenes get, they also are some of the most touching I can recall between a couple of guys who aren't actually in love with each other. (Am I a wimp because I got a little teary-eyed?)

Jan 17, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A gamy but genuinely affecting new series that feels more like an independent movie unfolding in half-hour chapters.

Jan 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Legit is the sort of comedy that lets its heart beat once an episode.

Jan 17, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Legit: Season 1

  • Jul 20, 2018
    If you've seen Jim Jefferies specials, you've already watched the first season.
  • Nov 17, 2016
    I stumbled upon this after the star Jim Jeffries pointed out it was available on Netflix during his Netflix stand up special. I gave it a try and had no idea it was such an amazing show. It's original, creative, authentic, and most of all hilarious while also being quite poignant at times. I'm sad to know there are only 2 seasons and would be delighted to find out if Netflix decided to continue the show. It's really amazing!
  • Aug 10, 2016
    Remains my favorite show of all time, SEASON 3--I BEG OF YOU.
  • Jul 23, 2014
    Funny, absurd, and always crazy and is, like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Louie", a rare example of a television show capturing the comedian's essence without a filter.
  • Apr 28, 2014
    I really enjoyed this show, especially the season finale.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    Legit sets itself out amongst other cable comedies in that it combines crude and politically incorrect humor with warm-hearted moments and characters. The show is smartly written and acted by its lead, comedian Jim Jeffries, as well as acted greatly by the rest of its cast.

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