Much of what I find entertaining about Curb Your Enthusiasm is the semi-scripted, semi-improvised aspect, which often makes the awkwardness or hilarity (or both) of a scene that much more authentic and funny.
Much of what I find entertaining about Curb Your Enthusiasm
is the semi-scripted, semi-improvised aspect, which often makes the awkwardness or hilarity (or both) of a scene that much more authentic and funny. And of course, because the show is on HBO they can get away with some outrageous stuff. But if any network is going to pick up a tonally similar show and run with it, it should probably be FX. Some of the things they get away with on Nip/Tuck
and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
boggle my mind!
So, it makes sense that FX is adding the new fantasy football-centered comedy The League to its slate. Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer/director Jeff Schaffer will direct the series, which will be semi-scripted and include improvisational elements. Here's more:
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."
I love that Schaffer developed the show with his wife, and it'll be awesome to see this kind of comedy on a channel that isn't pay cable. I don't even care about fantasy football and I'm already looking forward to this series.