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FX is joining “The League,” ordering a semi-scripted comedy pilot from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” executive producer/director Jeff Schaffer.

The project, which Schaffer co-created with his wife, Jackie Marcus Schaffer, centers on a fantasy football league and tackles issues of marriage, friendship, parenting and love in suburbia.

In the words of lead character Pete (Mark Duplass): “God bless fantasy football. There are many things a man can do with his time; this is better than those things.”

Schaffer and Marcus Schaffer, who are both devotees of fantasy football, are executive producing the pilot. Schaffer is directing.

In the “Curb” mold, “League” features improvisational elements.

In addition to Duplass (“Humpday”), the cast includes Stephen Rannazzisi (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”), Nick Kroll (“I Love You, Man”), Paul Scheer (“Human Giant”), Katie Aselton (“The Puffy Chair”), Jon Lajoie and Alina Foley, the 6-year-old daughter of actor Dave Foley. Leslie Bibb is on board as a guest star.

From Reuters