Jefferies' Legit gets second series

FX network want more

Jim Jefferies has landed a second series of his US sitcom Legit.

The FX network today announced the commission, saying it will move to its new sister network, FXX, aimed at 18 to 34-year-olds. Other comedies, such as the also recommissioned It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, will also make their home on the new station.

The show, based on aspects of Jefferies’ stand-up, features a fictionalised version of the comic’s life and also stars Dan Bakkedahl as his friend Steve and DJ Qualls as Steve’s disabled brother.

The first 13-part series started in January, with and audience of 650,000, more than 1million down on the show beforehand, Archer, but enough to please the network as it was up against the Lance Armstrong Oprah interview. The show – which has two more episodes of this season left to run – also split the critics with its ‘aggressively indelicate’ attitude.

Australian-born Jefferies will be returning to the UK - where he cut his teeth in stand-up – for two dates in June, although details have not yet been announced.

Published: 28 Mar 2013

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