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The League is an American comedy television show about male friends and their obsession with NFL Fantasy Football. This group of old college friends, now middle-aged with jobs, families, and adult problems compete in a Fantasy Football League. Airing in 2009 on FX, this show is currently in season four. The characters engage in sarcastic, hilarious dialogue about women, football, drinking, and life mostly while having drinks at their favorite Chicago bar. Most of the time, they mock each other mercilessly and love to hate each other. The League is both scripted and improvised by the team of actors and comedians making this a uniquely crafted show.

Nick Kroll plays Ruxin, who is a sarcastic, Jewish attorney who believes he is the cleverest of the group and will go to great lengths to outplay his friends in fantasy football.

Paul Scheer play Dr. Andre Nowzick who is a bald, successful plastic surgeon, is the butt of all jokes and is tirelessly mocked by the group regardless of his wealth and medical degree. His attempts to wear trendy clothes and add hip-hop slang to his vocabulary makes him an easy target.

Mark Duplass plays Pete Eckhart who is a cubicle worker and underachiever, who is newly separated from his wife. He has been the Fantasy League Champion for three straight years and spends most of his time fighting adulthood, duping his friends into making bad fantasy trades, and meeting women.

Stephen Rannazzisi plays Kevin MacArthur who is an assistant district attorney married to Jenny, played by Katie Aselton. Kevin is unable to play Fantasy Football without help, so he relies on his wife Jenny to make draft and trading decisions. Jenny is the cool wife who can compete with the boys.

Jon Lajoie plays Taco MacArthur, Kevin's younger brother who is a sensitive, part-time musician, and stoner who knows little about NFL football. He frequently and easily attracts women, lives off of his brother's money, and gets into ridiculous situations due to his kindness and sensitive personality.

The League is a modern, light-hearted take on male camaraderie above family, marital, and life problems. This show is designed to make viewers laugh through absurd situations and interactions with old friends. Not only do modern men use Fantasy Football as a source of fun competition, it is also an escape from real life problems and a means to not take life so seriously.

Thursday 10:30 PM et/pt on FX
7 Seasons, 85 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
October 29, 2009
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8.3/10
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The League Full Episode Guide

  • Kevin must go old school when when the league gets kicked off the website. Rafi counsels Ruxin. Andre tries to steal Ruxin's dinner reservation.

  • When Sofia decides to get plastic surgery, Ruxin is forced to deal with the aftermath. The misadventures of Rafi and Dirty Randy continue as they embark on a quest to Puerto Rico.

  • Taco is forced to retire from sex due to concussions. Andre's one night stand with an Uber driver doesn't go as planned. Pete binge watches seven seasons of "The Block."

  • Taco tackles his new day job in the banking world head on. Pete must struggles with commitment issues. Andre's new patient is an old college crush.

  • Taco and wide receiver Golden Tate create a fantasy workplace league for the other guys and Andre becomes a member of the Korean church in an effort to find a better parking spot.

  • Kevin feels insecure around Pete's new referee friend. Andre needs to use the EBDBBnB as a farm. Taco gets a drone.

  • Pete decides to run the Beer Mile with Taco as his coach. Kevin tries to figure out where the gardener relieves himself. Jenny's matchup with Andre means playing Andre and Meegan.

  • Kevin feels awkward about Ellie's new sex-ed class. Taco starts a Little Eskimo Brothers program at the EBDBBnB.

  • Andre gets into legal trouble and Jenny gets relationship advice from Green Bay wide receiver Randall Cobb.

  • The guys can't agree on where to watch the games.

  • Pete and Andre aren't on speaking terms. When the league holds an auction draft, big problems ensue.

  • In the seventh season premiere, Marshawn Lynch attends the Taco Corp Annual Board Meeting; Kevin has a run-in with Seahawks general manager John Schneider; Jenny is feeling like hot stuff at the Chicago draft; and Pete runs into Meegan.

  • The Shiva Bowl determines who will win Ted's Laguna Beach house. Ruxin tries to impress super-agent Tom Condon. Jenny has a hard time parting with The Shiva.

  • Russell and Andre square off in fantasy football and as partners in their new wine bar. The situation becomes even more strained when Trixie Von Stein returns.

  • Pete attempts to keep a commonality he has with Andre under wraps. Meanwhile, Ruxin disapproves of his coworker's hygiene habits.

  • Chu teaches Jenny to cook. Andre adds glasses to his style. Elsewhere Pete dates a woman who suffers from epilepsy.

  • Andre and M'Lady clash. Lane struggles through a tough time. Taco battles daylight savings time.

  • Kevin takes offense to Pete's new team name and refuses to repeat it. Andre and Russell team up for a business venture.

  • Andre rescues a cat. Pete has to choose between a great prank and a great girl. Kevin plays basketball with his priest.

  • Taco organizes his own charity. Andre uses Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a time to improve his wardrobe.

  • Pete doesn't want to hold hands anymore. Taco attempts to find a new house. Jenny and Kevin make a big purchase.

  • Rafi and Randy become acquainted in a mental institution.

  • Andre pays consequences while Ellie invites Darren Sproles to a dance. Pete seeks help from Taco Corp.

  • Andre asks Jay Glazer for a favor, Kevin is diagnosed with Low T, Ruxin interferes with Baby Geoffrey's Little League team.

  • In the sixth season premiere, Kevin is having a hard time being married to the Shiva champ. Andre's newfound confidence is intolerable. Taco hits the links. The guys attend a funeral.

Most Popular The League Episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 1 The Draft 10/29/2009

The League News

'The League' Renewed for Season 4 (Set Your Lineup!)

Make your trades and set your lineup, "The League" has been renewed for a fourth season! FX's comedy has enjoyed a successful year with great celebrity cameos and improved ratings, leading to the renewal and putting the show among FX's other successes. Read on for more details on the episode order.

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The League Video Clips & Extras

Jenny Is the Man Behind the Man Clip (01:40) What We Want in a Director Clip (03:35) Getting on the Air Clip (04:38)