The League Fantasy Selection

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season

The League is a TV comedy show that aired on FX from 2009 to 2015. The series revolves around the members of a fantasy football league and their everyday lives in conjunction with their on-field experiences. The show showcases how their obsession with winning and bragging rights spills over to their daily lives and relationships.

The series begins with a draft for their fantasy football league where the members sit down and create their dream team from real-life NFL players. The show's central characters include the league's members: Kevin (a lawyer), Pete (a schoolteacher), Ruxin (a slimy and successful real estate broker), Jenny (a stay-at-home mom and Kevin’s wife), Andre (a plastic surgeon), and Taco (who is known for his quirky behavior and musical numbers).

Throughout the course of the series, the characters engage in various challenges, face off on the field, cheat, and undercut each other. The show explores their personal lives as well, from Kevin's wife's pregnancy to Pete's romantic interests.

The series constantly infiltrates the fantasy football world with clever references and quippy banter. The members often provide commentary on the NFL's players and teams, while also engaging in their own underhanded tactics to trash-talk each other. The show’s humor ranges from juvenile to deadpan, occasionally getting downright cringe-worthy, but always leaving the audience with a laugh.

The League has been praised for its immersive and in-depth portrayal of fantasy football. It covered aspects of the game that otherwise would never have been considered. It brought out both the fanaticism and humor in the league through its storylines. The show was lauded for its balance between serious and comedic scenes, never allowing one to overpower the other.

At the core of the series is the competitiveness between the members, which drives the plot forward. The show also delves into their relationships outside of the league, highlighting the trials and tribulations they experience.

One of the strongest aspects of the show is its ability to make something mundane as fantasy football feel gripping and exciting. Through the well-rounded character development, viewers are invested in the members' lives and team success.

Overall, The League is a hilarious and unique take on the world of fantasy football. Its well-rounded characters, compelling plotlines, and football commentary make it a must-watch for both football fanatics and those interested in comedy. The show’s legacy extends to many platforms and industries, including video games and actual fantasy football leagues.

In conclusion, The League is an amusing and entertaining show that excels in creating a love-hate relationship with its audience. The show’s characters are relatable and grounded, while at the same time terrible and endearing. The series seamlessly blended fantasy football with human drama, giving viewers a never-before-seen insight into the lives of people participating in a fantasy league. The League is a must-watch for anyone looking for a hilarious and unconventional TV series.

The League Fantasy Selection is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on November 19, 2009.

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6. 12.12.12
December 13, 2012
Andre starts dating his interior decorator and discovers that the buyer of his old loft is Deion Sanders. Rafi and Dirty Randy (Seth Rogen) prepare for the end of the world.
5. Thanksgiving
November 17, 2011
Thanksgiving is family time as Ruxin gets an unexpected visit from his father (guest star Jeff Goldblum), and Andre's sister (guest star Sarah Silverman) is on the prowl at the gang's Thanksgiving dinner. Taco makes an edible investment, and Kevin and Jenny have a problem with the family's new pet.
The Sukkah
4. The Sukkah
October 13, 2011
Everyone is disappointed with their draft, but no one trusts each other enough to trade. Jenny goes back to work as a realtor. Ruxin tries to get Baby Geoffrey into a Jewish pre-school.
Kegel the Elf
3. Kegel the Elf
December 9, 2010
It's Christmas and more importantly it's the playoffs, so tension runs high. While Ruxin's revenge gift to Kevin goes terribly awry, Ellie suddenly acting up at school causes Jenny to worry that all this attention to fantasy football is making her a bad mom.
The Marathon
2. The Marathon
October 14, 2010
While Andre and Pete train for a marathon and Taco finds a new career, Kevin's head to head matchup gets personal.
Mr. McGibblets
1. Mr. McGibblets
November 19, 2009
Kevin enlists Taco to scare Ellie off her favorite toy while the guys join Pete on what was supposed to be his 5th anniversary spa trip.
Where to Watch The League Fantasy Selection
The League Fantasy Selection is available for streaming on the FX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The League Fantasy Selection on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 19, 2009