FX Orders New Comedy ‘Legit’ with Jim Jeffries, Dan Bakkedahl and D.J. Qualls
FX is doubling down on the Aussies. Having already found a hit with down under import Wilfred, the cable network has just placed a 13-episode order for Legit from Australian comedian Jim Jeffries. Here’s what we know about the show so far:
Co-created by Peter O’Fallon and Jefferies, Legit is about a comedian, “Jim” (Jefferies) and his misguided attempts to become legitimate in life. He is encouraged in his quest by his best friend “Steve” (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve’s brother “Billy” (D.J. Qualls).
How delightfully vague! But they’ve got plenty of time to get all the details out there, as the show won’t premiere until next January. But in any case, just the folks involve make the project sound promising. FX is quickly becoming the premiere place for original comedy on cable, what with Louie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Wilfred all calling it home. And they’re clearly not slowing down anytime soon with pickups like this. Keep it up, FX!