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The League: Season 1 (2009-2010)

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Critic Consensus: Unabashedly raunchy and juvenile, The League's profane humor and sometimes mean-spirited cast will repel or attract viewers in equal measure.

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Fantasy football is the playing field for an ensemble comedy about a disparate group of Chicago-based guys (and a gal) and their social misadventures. The popular pigskin pastime proves to be a thorn in one marriage in Season 1 as three-time league champ Pete (Mark Duplass) splits with his wife, while attorney Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) and his football-wise bride Jenny (Katie Aselton) prove that co-ed management of a team can work. Ruxin (Nick Kroll), another attorney, is the most fierce competitor of the group, while Kevin's slacker brother Taco (Jon Lajoie) and urban-slang-wielding surgeon Andre (Paul Scheer) fill out the league while often falling victim to foolish trade offers. NFL broadcaster Terry Bradshaw and Chargers tight end Antonio Gates kick off a series tradition of cameos worked into the cleverly-concocted plotlines.

Cast

Matt Walsh
as Mr. Friedman
Will McLaughlin
as Neighborhood Patrol
Rob Huebel
as Dr. Duramo
Paulie Litt
as The Oracle
Noel Gugliemi
as The Perp
Abigail DiGregorio
as Race Winner's Mom
Franchesca Patton
as Race Winner
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Critic Reviews for The League: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (15)

If you're going to do a show about fantasy football, then do it. Go big, or go home. As constructed, The League will leave no one happy.

October 29, 2009 | Full Review…

This show's supposed to be the bawdier companion to "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." It's bawdier all right, but not even remotely in the same comedy league.

October 29, 2009 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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With a few more original situational jokes and male dirty secrets, "The League'' wouldn't feel played-out so quickly.

October 29, 2009 | Full Review…

FX has always had a good idea what viewers it's after, and the way TV works these days, a loyal cult can be enough. "The League" certainly has the goods to get one of those.

October 29, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A kind of sociopathic "Sex and the City" for men that substitutes football for shoes and dope for cosmos.

October 29, 2009 | Full Review…

Steadfastly crass in content, The League is generally subtle in execution.

October 29, 2009 | Full Review…
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