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TV Junkie: Interview with the creators of FX's 'The League'

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Jon Lajoie and Chad Ochocinco in the season premiere of "The League" airing Thursday, September 16, 10:30pm. [Photo via Patrick McElhenney / FX]
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We were happy to jump into a conference call with the producers and creators of FX's "The League", Jackie Marcus Schaffer and Jeff Schaffer last week. This is a great show with great writing and fantastic partially improv-ed performances from the cast which includes the incredible Jon Lajoie whom we had the chance to interview while walking around Hollywood and Vine last year as well as just before one of his live performances in Boston (see the video embeds at the end of the post).Even though it only had 7 episodes last season, "The League" pulled us in and left us wanting more. For all the football talk (and promotion angle) of the series, the fantasy football league aspect is simply a MacGuffin that brings us into this very real, and very funny world of these couples and their single friends. At the HBO post-Emmys party we got to hang out briefly with the extremely nice Nick Kroll, who plays Ruxin, and who is "the dark heart of the show" according to Jackie Marcus Schaffer, who was very pleased that the series had been picked up and was getting double the episodes this time around.

For those of you who are football fans, there will definitely be more tie-in moments with the season and some appearances from football pros including Chad Ochocinco, Josh Cribbs and Terrell Suggs.

Season 2 of "The League" premieres on September 16th at 10:30pm on FX after "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia".

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