THE LEAGUE to Return for Seventh and Final Season in 2015

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FX announced today that one of its long-running comedy series will be coming to an end.  The League Season 7 has officially been ordered by the cable network (well, technically by FXX), but it will be acting as the final season for the show.  A 13-episode run of The League is set to debut in Fall 2015, giving the gang one last opportunity to vie for the Shiva Bowl.  Starring Mark Duplass, Katie Asleton, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, and Jon Lajoie, the show’s had a delightful run, but it does feel like it’s probably time for it to come to an end.  I’ll be forever grateful for Andre’s terrible outfits and Jason Mantzoukas’ Raffi—one of the greatest television characters of all time—and I look forward to seeing how these characters’ stories come to an end.  One request: can we please get one more “The Adventures of Raffi & Dirty Randy” episode written by Mantzoukas and Seth Rogen?  Because those are amazing.

Check out an announcement video for the final season of The League after the jump.

New Trailer for Quentin Dupieux’s Wacky In-Development Film WRONG COPS

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After seeing Rubber and Wrong, I’m not sure if writer-director Quentin Dupieux has any depth to his ridiculously bizarre films, but they’re entertaining nonetheless (especially Wrong).  His next film, Wrong Cops, looks equally strange, but it has an unconventional filmmaking process as well.  Dupieux is shooting the multi-chapter film as financing comes in, and releasing what he has so far at festivals.  He debuted 14 minutes of the movie at Cannes last spring, and he’ll be premiering the first 45 minutes at Sundance.  The film stars Marilyn Manson, Eric Wareheim, Mark Burnham, Ray Wise, Steve Little, Jon LaJoie, and Grace Zariskie.  I’m curious how Dupieux pulls together his cast and crew to repeatedly come back to work once more financing has come in.

As for the film itself, watch the trailer and you’ll see why it’s tough to describe the movie beyond “Cops behaving badly (as if the title didn’t already clue you in).”  The trailer says the finished film should be ready by this summer.

FX’s THE LEAGUE Renewed for Season Five

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Good news awaits fans of FX’s comedy series The League. Coming off of strong ratings for season four, the network announced today that they have ordered a 13-episode fifth season of the heavily improvised show.  Quality-wise the series has showed no signs of slowing down, and the stellar ensemble of Mark Duplass, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton, and Jon Lajoie continue to kill it week after week, not to mention those glorious way-too-brief appearances of Jason Mantzoukas’ Raffi.  The show’s fourth season wraps up tonight with back-to-back episodes, while production on season five will begin next summer for a fall 2013 debut.  Hit the jump to read the full press release. 

THE LEAGUE Season 1 DVD Review

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Up until a few years ago, FX was home to dramas, action movies and re-runs. Then It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia came along and changed the whole equation. Last summer FX ordered pilots for three new comedy series’: Archer, Louie, and The League. All were successful enough to warrant second seasons but it was The League that was most talked about. Take a subject all guys love (fantasy football), mix in adults acting like teenagers, add some hilarious improvised banter, throw in some more football references for good measure and you have The League. Continue reading for my review of the first season as well as information about the DVD and special features. Season 2 of The League currently airs Thursdays at 10:30 on FX.

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