FX sorts out 'Archer,' 'The League' premieres

archer_290.jpgFX has worked out a schedule for its three new comedies this season, with the fantasy football-based comedy "The League" first out of the gate.

The show, which follows a group of buddies who are all part of the same fantasy league, will premiere at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 following "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." The animated comedy "Archer," which got a sneak preview after "Sunny" last week, will make its official debut in January, while "Louie," starring comedian Louis C.K., will roll out in the first quarter of 2010.

The cable channel had originally hoped to get "Archer," a show about bickering spies from "Frisky Dingo" creator Adam Reed, on the air this fall as well. The show ended up taking longer to animate than anticipated, however, so it's been pushed back. FX has ordered six episodes and four additional scripts.

With football being an element of the story, FX did want to make sure "The League" had its six-week run in the fall. The show stars Mark Duplass, Steve Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton and Jon Lajoie; production got underway Monday.

"Louie" will follow a fictionalized version of Louis C.K.'s real life as a single father of two daughters in New York.

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