The League: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)



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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Air date: Oct 29, 2009
Air date: Nov 5, 2009
Air date: Nov 12, 2009
Air date: Nov 19, 2009
Air date: Dec 3, 2009
Air date: Dec 10, 2009

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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 Series 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.

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Critic Reviews for The League Season 1

All Critics (17) | 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 29, 2009 | Full Review…

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

Oct 29, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What makes "The League" so good, at least if you're a fantasy football jackass, is just how big the slice of reality is.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

If you're easily offended, you will be appalled by "The League." If you chuckle at smutty, raunchy humor and profanity, this show offers dirty-minded comedic rewards.

Oct 29, 2009 | Full Review…

The show is weak, sometimes plain creepy, when it moves from fantasy football to male fantasy.

Oct 29, 2009 | Full Review…

All in all, it would be easier to give the macho, frat-house vibe a pass if the jokes were funny, but much of the humor in the first two episodes falls flat.

Oct 29, 2009 | Full Review…

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