‘The League’ Returns Bigger, Badder and Even ‘More Raunchy’

by | September 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM | Fall TV Preview 2010

Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie and Katie Aselton in the season premiere of 'The League,' airing Thursday, Sept. 16 (FX)

Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie and Katie Aselton in the season premiere of 'The League,' airing Thursday, Sept. 16 (FX)

If you have even a passing familiarity with fantasy football leagues, you know how heated things can get as a gang of guys (and the occasional gal) vie for the prize. Rivalries are formed, names are called, underhanded tactics are employed…. And FX’s ‘The League’ has all the nastiness covered.

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In fact, as the comedy series kicks off its second season this Thursday at 10:30/9:30c, fans should look forward to “a bigger, badder, more raunchy, at-each-others’-throats” season, says series cocreator Jeff Schaffer.

Wait, what – more raunchy than Season 1? “It is actually possible,” Jeff says with a proud-ish smile. “Last year looks like something that was put out by the Vatican” in contrast.

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How does ‘The League’ tackle such dicey language and doings without eliciting a penalty flag from the FCC? “Make friends with Standards and Practices!” says series cocreator Jackie Marcus Schaffer (aka Jeff’s wife). Turning serious, she says, “We’re not intentionally pushing the limits, but… there’s a certain kind of language you use” in Pete, Ruxin and Taco’s world.

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Press PLAY below to learn more from the Schaffers about Season 2, including a look at some new players, including beauty Lake Bell (‘Invasion’) and more than a few NFL dudes.