TVLine Items: League Renewed, Michael J. Fox Sitcom Adds Treme Star, CBS Plans Job and More

League Renewed for Season 5Game (still) on!

Just as The League readies to air its final two episodes of Season 4 tonight, FX has renewed the ensemble comedy for a 13-episode Season 5, to premiere in fall 2013.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

* Wendell Pierce, whose Treme will unspool its shortened final season in 2013, has landed a role on Michael J. Fox’s new NBC comedy. The as-yet-untitled series, which already has a 22-episode order for the fall, stars Fox as a New York City TV news anchor who was sidelined by his Parkinson’s, but now is ready to go back to work. Pierce will play his boss, our sister site Deadline reports.

* NBC’s The New Normal has guest-cast both John Stamos (Full House?) and Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story) in an upcoming episode titled “Gaydar,” EW.com reports. Stamos will play a metrosexual coworker of Jane’s, while Consuelos will play a Sing! grip on whom Rocky crushes.

* CBS has announced a Friday, Feb. 8 at 8/7c premiere for The Job, a new reality competition in which five candidates vie for a plum gig at a prestigious company. The wrinkle: Mucky-mucks from other companies will observe and possibly lob counter-offers at the hungry applicants. Lisa Ling will host. (Undercover Boss will make way for the new kid, then resume its season on April 19.)

* Off of Nigel Lythgoe’s Tuesday tweet, Fox has now double-secret officially announced Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance. Auditions kick off Jan. 18, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Visit the show’s Facebook page for more details.

* Scott Baio’s Nick At Nite comedy, See Dad Run, has been renewed for a 20-episode second season.

* MTV has renewed Catfish: The TV Show for a second season, to air in 2013.

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16 Comments
  1. “John Stamos (Full House?)” how is that a question? lol

  2. d4h8a15r16m23a42 says:

    So happy about the league. It is my favorite comedy on TV and is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorites. If you haven’t checked it out yet, i highly recommend it.

    • Based on what I’ve seen of The League, I’d classify it as “Actively Horrible.” However, I have been wrong about shows before.

      I’m a huge fan of Always Sunny, and Archer is probably my favorite comedy on TV right now, but somehow the mere continued existence of The League bothers me. I’ve seen the pilot, some bits and pieces here and there, (I definitely saw most of a Halloween episode a year ago), and of course the wall-to-wall promos on the FX shows I do watch. And honestly, it’s all just seemed terrible to me.

      I think this is what bothers me: a show like Archer I find hilarious because it hits “the three C’s” It’s Crude, its Crass, but it’s also very Clever. The League, it seems, is Crude and Crass, but it doesn’t seem clever. It seems really, really, deliberately stupid.

      The reason I write all this is that I keep seeing people claiming it’s great. A lot of them seem to be posting here, so I want to ask; am I seeing things wrong? Have I mis-judged this show? What’s so great about it?

      So, fans of the league, I’m willing to listen. Convince me.

      • Ram510 says:

        I think perhaps you have misjudged The League. I feel it part of the 3 C’s category. Maybe not quite as clever as Archer but definitely on par with Always Sunny. Actually there are many weeks were I feel The League outshines Sunny. It’s slightly more on the silly side of humor like American Pie, but again still a perfect pair with Sunny. They are the type of group of friends you like to watch because of the quick fast paced jokes thrown around at each of them (mostly Andre) and the ridiculous situati

        • Ram510 says:

          Situations like Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And it doesn’t have as much to do with fantasy football as the title would suggest, so anybody can still follow along. I highly recommend this show especially if your into humor like Always Sunny, just give it another try for a full episode with an open mind

      • Youreamoron says:

        Well considering Its Always Sunny was only funny for one season, I will pass on your opinion. Thanks for sharing it though. The League is one of my favorite shows on tv.

      • Kevin says:

        Complete opposite here, tried watching Archer and thought it was the blandest most boring p.o.s. I ever watched, also gave Its Sunny in Philly a chance but couldn’t get into it either. <3 The League however, definitely one of my fav's. Only thing I wish they would do is bring Rafi in as a regular cast member.

      • Erin says:

        Everybody has different tastes in TV shows; it’s perfectly ok for some people to love a show and others to hate it. The League isn’t a high-brow comedy, but it never tries to be. It consistently makes me laugh, and for me that’s all I really ask for from a comedy.

  3. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Yay for The League. Should be interesting to see Wendell Pierce on that Michael J. Fox show, I’ve only ever seen him do dramas.

  4. Superhero says:

    Marty McFly and The Bunk? Interesting…

  5. Elle says:

    So excited about The League getting renewed! I had dismissed it early on because I knew next to nothing about fantasy football, but it’s one of the most consistently hilarious shows on today. I highly recommend checking it out, even if you’re not into football.

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