FXX has announced that the sixth season of fantasy football comedy The League is set to premiere Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:00. After spending its first five seasons paired with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the series will now be the lead-in for Ali G Rezurection, repackaged episodes of Da Ali G Show with new introductions by creator Sacha Baron Cohen.
Most interesting about the next season of The League is how the show does without its former lead-in and with the added attention FXX will receive from its acquisition of The Simpsons. While The League could drop a bit now that it’s standing on its own for the first time, there’s a strong likelihood that any decline could be curbed or even avoided by the addition of The Simpsons, something that might have the power to take FXX to the next level. Thus far in its run, FXX has been the home of wayward FX comedies, with Legit getting cancelled after one season on the network and the final season of Wilfred going out with a whimper and since there won’t be any FXX original scripted series until 2015, it’s up to The Simpsons to give the network the type of momentum in the last quarter of the year that it hasn’t generated on its own thus far.
Following a group of friends who compete in a fantasy football league every year, The League stars Stephen Rannazzisi (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), Katie Aselton (Black Rock), Mark Duplass (Tammy), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Paul Scheer (NTSF: SD: SUV::), and Jon Lajoie (Let’s Be Cops).
Will you be watching the sixth season of The League? Do you think the show can survive without It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? What kind of impact do you think The Simpsons will have on the FXX lineup?