FX Renews 'The League' for a Fourth Season

13 episodes slated for a fall 2012 premiere
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FX has renewed its
fantasy football comedy, The League, for a fourth season.

Currently in its
third season (which has three episodes remaining), The League is
experiencing series-high viewership. For
first-runs, the show is averaging 1.7 million viewers and 1.5 million in
A18-49, up 25% and 32% from season two, respectively.

Production
is expected to begin on 13 episodes next summer with a premiere date in the
fall.

"The
League
continues to be one of our most successful comedy series both
creatively and from a ratings standpoint," said Nick Grad, executive VP of
original programming for FX Networks. "[Creators] Jackie and Jeff Schaffer,
along with our terrific cast, are doing wonderful work each week to make one of
the funniest shows on television and we're excited to order another season."

"We
are thrilled to do more shows with a cast that makes us laugh hard everyday, on
a network that actually lets us put those jokes on air," said the Schaffers.
 "In the words of Taco: The League on FX on Thursday nights is a
law, like water or dinosaurs."

The League airs Thursdays at 10:30
p.m., following It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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