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Simply by being an FX sitcom, Jim Jefferies’ rollickingly raunchy series Legit came out of the gate last year in the same conversation as Louie and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and though it never feels like a replica of either show, the “strong-willed ne’er do well does no one well” tone matches up. Its debut season was crassly hysterical in all the right ways, though some episodes approached material a little too broadly.
We recently caught up with the hilarious Australian to talk about the quickly approaching second season of Legit, which begins Wednesday, February 26. Aside from learning that his birthday is on Valentine’s Day and that he has no interest in watching the hours of footage for his Funny or Die Valentine’s video...
NSFW Warning - Basically everything said in the video below is of a sexual nature. Sometimes really graphically sexual. So if you're at work or in the company of small children or anyone who might find Jim Jefferies frank discussion of other people's sex lives offensive, grab some headphones or watch it another time.
FX and FXX have begun to lay out their midseason plans. For FX, that includes the returns of Justified and Archer, as well as the premiere of Chozen, an animated comedy originally slated for FXX, but has been moved to FX to join Archer on Monday night. Meanwhile, FXX will pair Ali G: Rezurection with the return of Jim Jefferies comedy Legit in February. Also set to return in February is The Americans, which will begin its second season on FX.
Memphis Beat's DJ Qualls is headed back to TNT, at least for an episode. The actor has been signed to play a guest starring role on TNT's drama Perception. He'll be helping Pierce crack a case involving an online social game that somehow becomes the center of a murder investigation.
FX premiered the first episode of Jim Jefferies' new comedy series Legit, which stars the Australian comedian as an Australian comedian living in Los Angeles and determined to legitimize his life. For those of you who missed it, the full episode is now online to watch in its entirety. Check it out ahead!
My first impression of Jim Jefferies' Legit character Jim is that it isn't difficult to picture him fitting in well with the Paddy's Pub crew. Either that, or somehow he'd clash dramatically with them. I'm not entirely sure and I don't think there's really any way to accurately predict that unless FX made it happen. The closest thing the cable network is doing to that right now is putting Legit in its Thursday night line-up, pairing it with Archer.
Soon Wilfred, sorry, Jason Gann won't be the only bloke on the block with fellow Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies' Legit coming to FX in just a few weeks. Unlike his canine-suited counterpart, Legit is not an American adaptation of a pre-existing Australian series but instead a brand new comedy developed by the network, Jefferies and co-creator Peter O'Fallon. Take a look at the first few promos with the premiere only two weeks away.
When FX decides to set premiere dates, the network doesn’t mess around. For fans who have been looking forward to new seasons of Justified, Archer, and Anger Management, or who are wanting to check out the network’s brand new comedy, Legit, will be able to do so sooner than anyone may have expected.
While some networks will continue to mine the United Kingdom for comedy that may work in a U.S. TV series, FX appears to have its sights set on Australia. As Wilfred appears to have settled in nicely on the cable network, earning itself a second season, now FX has ordered a comedy presentation by Aussie comedian Jim Jeffries.