It’s a bleak week for some beloved FX characters: Archer is called on the carpet; Raylan is asked some uncomfortable questions; Philip and Elizabeth Jennings run the ragged edge of disaster; even Chozen can’t keep a gig, and don’t get me started on poor Billy…
Follow the jump to see what’s ahead on FX Network series Archer, Chozen, Justified, Legit and The Americans.
Legit (FXX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) was a dark and twisted surprise when it took the work of standup comic Jim Jeffries and got him to fashion it into a half-hour comedy. The show, about a standup comic and his best friends – an alcoholic sad sack and a remarkably cheerful quadriplegic – became one of those shows that dares you to redefine your definition of offensive.
This season, Legit moves from FX to its new sibling, FXX and (surprise!) gets darker and more twisted. It also begins to move away from Jeffries’ standup – though it does remain somewhat autobiographical. On Monday, Jeffries talked about the new season with a group of journalists/bloggers.
John Ratzenberger will forever be pompous-yet-lovable blowhard Cliff Clavin to Cheers fans – or Rex, the insecure tyrannosaurus of the Toy Story films and shorts to later generations. Last week, he began a recurring role on FX’s Legit (Thursdays, 10:30/9:30C), playing Walter, the father of Jim Jeffries’ roommates Steve and Billy – and took some time to talk to a group of journalists/bloggers about his work.
See why some of the most critically acclaimed shows on TV are on FX. Check out what’s next on Justified (Tuesdays, 10/9C), above, and The Americans (Wednesdays, 10/9C), Archer (Thursdays, 10/9C) and Legit (Thursdays, 10:30/9:30C) following the jump.
The new FX comedy Legit (Thursdays, 10:30/9:30C) is based on the life and stand-up of Australian comic Jim Jeffries. It’s about a jerk of a guy who is trying to become a good guy – but he invariably approaches it from a direction that can only be described as wrong. And yet, in a weird and nearly unfathomable way, he actually is a good guy – and the show is getting rave reviews.
Series creator/co-executive producer Peter O’Fallon and writer/star/co-executive producer Jim Jeffries spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show’s genesis and approach – and Jeffries’ experience as a first time actor – among other things.