FX orders fifth season of ‘The League’

Comedy revolves around fantasy football misfits

FX is sticking with “The League,” picking up the low-priced comedy for a fifth season.

Cabler has ordered 13 episodes of the series that surrounds a group of fantasy football players whose win-at-all-costs determination often results in someone’s humiliation.

From creators Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, the show stars Mark Duplass, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton and Jon Lajoie. FX Prods. produces.

Thursday marks the season-four finale, with FX airing back-to-back episodes. Season is averaging 1.63 million total viewers and 1.45 million adults in the 18-49 demo. Including repeat telecasts and DVR play, the series is averaging approximately 2.43 million total viewers per week.

Season five will begin production in summer and air in the fall.

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