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Season 6 of 'The League' Premieres on FXX September 3rd

The League is coming back on FX's sister network FXX, and it now has a confirmed premiere date. Paul Scheer tweeted out the news today that the show's 13-episode sixth season will kick off on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:00pm followed by new episodes of Ali G Rezurection at 10:30. Here's what Paul Scheer had to say on the show in his interview with us earlier this month:

Yeah, I actually started this week. We are back for season six. I just got a bunch of the scripts and am in the middle reading them now. We'll be back, I think, in September, and maybe I'm giving [...]

FXX Orders Jay Baruchel/Simon Rich Comedy 'Man Seeking Woman' to Series

FXX announced today that they've ordered 10 episodes of Man Seeking Woman, a new half-hour comedy created by former SNL writer Simon Rich and starring Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre.

Based on Rich's book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Man Seeking Woman is a look at the world of dating centered on naive romantic Josh Greenberg (Baruchel). Rich will executive produce alongside Lorne Michaels and Jonathan Krisel, who directed the pilot and is known for being the in-house director/co-creator on Kroll Show and Portlandia. In addition to Baruchel and Andre, Britt Lower (Unforgettable) and Maya Erskine (Betas) are also series regulars. Man Seeking [...]

FX and FXX Cancel 'Legit' and 'Chozen'

Sister networks FX and FXX just canceled two of their comedies. THR reports that FX has canceled Legit and that FXX has canceled Chozen. Both series have been suffering from low ratings. Chozen, a first-year animated show about a profane white rapper voiced by Bobby Moynihan, ended its one and only season in March. Legit, co-created by and starring Australian comedian Jim Jeffries as a fictionalized version of himself, concludes its second season tonight on FX.

FXX Renews 'It's Always Sunny' for Two Seasons

Cable network FXX is keeping It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia around for a while. FXX renewed Always Sunny for two seasons, which will keep the show on the air through 2017, THR reports. The order is for an 11th and 12th season of the show, which will be 10 episodes each. The show had already been renewed for its upcoming 10th season, which premieres in January.The renewal will make Always Sunny the longest-running live-action sitcom in cable history, and it will tie My Three Sons to become the second longest-running live-action sitcom in all of television.

FXX's parent network, FX, has also signed Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and [...]

How 'It's Always Sunny' Turned Inward to Get Even Crazier

The gang of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia just wrapped their 9th season and their first as the flagship of the new cable channel, FXX. Recently, Emily Nussbaum of the New Yorker wrote a generous and insightful piece that echoed much of the grassroots sentiment surrounding the show: It's Always Sunny has been a woefully overlooked part of the Golden Age of TV. While the stellar 9th season continued with the same hilarity and absurdity of the previous seasons, it also felt different in ways that signal, perhaps, the swan song of the gang.

FXX Has Made a Darkly Prophetic Teaser for the 12-Day 'Simpsons' Marathon

The Simpsons is getting an awesome digital app, live event, and multiple crossover episodes in the coming months, but first up is FXX's 12-day Simpsons marathon starting on August 21st. The network released the above teaser for the marathon today that does a solid job of imagining a world where constant Simpsons viewing rightfully destroys civilization as we know it.

Tracy Morgan's FXX Show "Will Be Waiting for Him"

Friday night, Tracy Morgan was in a car accident that claimed the life of his mentor James McNair, injured fellow comedian-passengers Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton, and left Morgan in critical but stable condition. The FX Networks today released a statement about the future of Morgan's untitled new series on FXX:

The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident. We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for [...]

'The Simpsons' Will Launch on FXX with a 12-Day Marathon

FX's sister site FXX has already announced that they've acquired rights to seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons to air this August, and according to Variety, today the network announced that they'll be kicking off the show's cable debut with a 12-day Simpsons marathon in what FX's chief executive Jon Landgraf is calling "the longest continuous marathon in the history of television." FX is also expected to debut an accompanying Simpsons app in the coming weeks that will be distinct from their FXNow mobile streaming app already in place. Execs reportedly suggested the name "Simpsons World" for the app, though the official name has not yet been confirmed [...]

FXX Orders a Show Starring Tracy Morgan and Created by the 'Always Sunny' Guys

According to Deadline, FX's sister network FXX has given a straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy series starring SNL and 30 Rock alum Tracy Morgan. The series comes from the production company of Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Luvh Rakhe and was spawned out of a recent FX pilot order from Rob Long and Tad Safran called Death Pact. Deadline reports that there has been no formal pass on Death Pact, but news of an entirely new show starring Morgan suggests the pilot is no more. No plot details for the FXX series have been released, but the series is scheduled to premiere [...]

Why We Needed 'Totally Biased'

At first glance, Totally Biased's set comes off as pedestrian. A brick wall that's too well-manicured, graffiti manufactured solely for the sake of being graffiti. It all seems like forced shorthand for "the street," like instead of a half hour of social politics, W. Kamau Bell is about to record a twelve-minute video telling middle schoolers in the late nineties not to do drugs.

But as one gets more familiar with the show, that set stops being a caricature and instead becomes something genuine. Sure, it's still far too well-lit for its own good, but over the past year or so, Bell and his cohorts took that facsimile of coolness [...]

Here's What the "Simpsons World" FXX App Will Look Like

Back in April it was announced that a comprehensive digital Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" was in the works at FXX to coincide with the network's 12-day marathon next month, and at TCA today the network revealed more details. Here are just some of the features that Simpsons World will offer, via HitFix:

- Every episode ever, in an order that's easy to browse, but also easy to search.

- A search function that allows you to quickly find — and share across social media — your favorite Simpsons joke or scene.

- Ability to curate your own playlists of episodes and/or scenes, and a learning [...]

'Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney: "I Still Can't Describe What Our Show Is About"

"Ten years later, I still can't describe what our show is about. Friends hanging out in a bar? Not really. Comedies about specific things end up being very limiting. Four episodes in, you're going, 'OK, now what?' I couldn't describe our show as a pitch."

-Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator/star Rob McElhenney writing for THR about the early days of the show for FX's 20th birthday.

Talking to W. Kamau Bell About Standup, 'Totally Biased', and Diversity in Late Night

Long established on the San Francisco comedy scene, W. Kamau Bell was relatively unknown nationally when he began hosting Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell on FX in 2012. But following the internet outrage over the show’s cancellation this past November, Bell and Totally Biased received more critical attention, posthumously praising the show for its unique blend of humor and socio-political commentary.

Now, Bell is full steam ahead with his "Oh Everything!" tour, which will include doing standup at the Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival July 25-28, a comedy cruise put on by Jesse Thorn’s podcast and radio organization Maximum Fun. Before that, he’ll be in [...]

Every Episode of 'The Simpsons' Will Be Available Via Streaming This August

Back in August, it was announced that FX sister network FXX purchased syndication rights to all 530 episodes from seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons. While the deal included streaming and VOD rights, the specifics of FX's in-the-works online video service were not yet clear until this week's announcement that all 530 Simpsons episodes will be available on the FXNOW streaming service this August:

Beginning this August, fans will have access to 24 complete seasons of The Simpsons – 530 episodes and counting – via FX Networks’ new advertiser-supported “TV Everywhere” app FXNOW.

Encompassing programs from the FX, FXX and FXM suite of channels, the app’s initial rollout [...]