Fantasy football comedy a small-scale hit for cabler

FX will be playing fantasy football for another year with “The League.”

Laffer has been given a fourth season by the basic cabler, which ordered 13 episodes. Production is set to begin in the summer and new episodes will debut in the fall.

With three episodes remaining in its third season, “The League” is averaging 1.7 million overall viewers and 1.5 million in the 18-49 demo, up 25% and 32%, respectively, from last season.

Skein, from creators and exec producers Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer, stars Mark Duplass, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton and Jon Lajoie.

“The League” is one of several comedies that are produced by the net’s FX Prods. shingle. Others include “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Louie,” “Wilfred” and the upcoming series “Unsupervised.”

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