Fantasy Football Gets a Sitcom
“Of course you’re invited. If you weren’t there it’d be like…sitting Peyton Manning against the Bengals!” (Laugh track…and…scene.)
That’s probably not how it will go, but FX will try fantasy football as a sitcom, maybe as early as this fall according to Variety:
The semi-improvised buddy comedy revolves around a group of thirtysomething guys in a fantasy football league. Set in the suburbs of Chicago, “League” follows the group as they deal with issues of friendship, relationships and parenthood.
Duplass stars along with Nick Kroll (“I Love You Man”), Paul Sheer (“Human Giant”), Steve Rannazzisi (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”) and Jon Lajoie.
Also in the cast are Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man”), Katie Aselton (“The Office”) and Nadine Velazquez (“My Name Is Earl”).
In the pilot, Duplass plays Pete, a married man pondering whether to have a baby. “God bless fantasy football,” Pete says in the script. “There are many things a man can do with his time. This is better than those things.”
I’ll give it a look. They can use this handy chart to build some one-liners.