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THE LEAGUE: Season 2 Starts in Vegas with Ochocinco and the Crew’s Fantasy Draft

September 16, 2010 by  

Listen up, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA fans: A couple different shows have tried to follow the lead of FX’s hit comedy series starring that gang of misfits known as Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee and Frank. However, only one has made it past its first season to a glorious second go-round and that show is THE LEAGUE.

If you didn’t stick around after SUNNY to watch it last year, I beg you to give it a shot tonight, when both series return with their respective premieres.

As you’ll see in the clip below, star Stephen Rannazzisi says THE LEAGUE — a half hour sitcom following a bunch of guys in a fantasy football league — is a show you’ll love if you’re a dude who has friends that you hate: “If you have friends that you love to make fun of and rip on and tear apart and make feel little, then you will absolutely love [THE LEAGUE].”

And what guy can’t relate to that?

THE LEAGUE is, in fact, a perfect pairing for SUNNY and I’m pretty sure you’ll dig the former if you harbor any affection for the latter.

Last year, I met up with star Paul Scheer — whom you’ll likely recognize from a few of his other TV accomplishments, including MTV’s HUMAN GIANT — to discuss THE LEAGUE over drinks and he told me that beloved NFL baller, Chad Ochocinco, was fan of the show and had hit him up about it over Twitter. We discussed the possibility of Ochocinco guest starring should THE LEAGUE make it to year 2 and — guess what — that’s going down tonight.

As both Scheer and Rannazzisi mention in our chats below, Ochocinco trekked to Vegas to appear in this evening’s opener, which finds the boys in Sin City for their fantasy football draft.

It’s a fantastic start to the season and you’ve got to watch the following interviews to hear what it was like being in Vegas with the big ‘O’…

So, yes, when you watch THE LEAGUE tonight, after IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA’s 6th season premiere, and you fall in love with it, go ahead and order the first season DVD which dropped this week. It’s just six episodes, but they’re super funny and you’ll fly through them, I promise.

THE LEAGUE season 2 premieres this evening, Sept. 16, at 10:30 p.m. on FX .

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