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FX Picks Up Third Season of ‘The League’

Cable network orders up 13 third-season episodes of the fantasy-football-themed comedy

FX is giving "The League" a third season.

On Monday, the network announced that it has ordered 13 episodes of the show, which is set against the backdrop of a fantasy football league and its zealous participants.

In a written statement, Nick Grad, the network's executive VP original programming, said the network is "fired up to continue our partnership with Jackie and Jeff Schaffer and the ensemble cast. We love the show, and the reaction the cast received across the country during their recent comedy tour is a sign the show is really building momentum.”

The show was created by Jeff Schaffer ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Seinfeld") and Jackie Marcus Schaffer ("Disturbia," "EuroTrip"). The husband-and-wife team are executive producers and directors, as well. The cast features Mark Duplass, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton and Jon Lajoie. The series is produced by FX Productions.

According to the network, the show's second season averaged 1.4 million total viewers and 1.1 million adults 18-49, up 4 percent and 5 percent compared to its first season, respectively. On a multi-run total basis, season two delivered 2.5 million total viewers and 2 million adults between 18 and 49.