It looks like at least some football will be played this fall. Even if it's of the fantasy and fictional variety. FX has announced that it has renewed the comedy series The League for a third season to debut later this year. The series, about a group of friends who play fantasy football together, is one of the network's biggest comedy hits, averaging 1.4 million viewers last season (and typically 1.0 Jon Lajoie songs about penises).
As the show's Twitter feed noted, "We're back for Season 3 this fall (even if football isn't—but don't worry, we're working on that too.)" Exciting! Does that mean our boys Paul Scheer and Nick Kroll (a.k.a. Bobby Bottleservice) are helping Roger Goodell and the NFLPA negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement? Could that be a plot line for season three? Please? Fingers crossed.
The thirteen episodes will air sometime after Labor Day.