The League is FX's newest sitcom about a bunch of lunatic best friends who say and do stupid things, and being a huge It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fan, I'd have been excited to watch it even if it didn't boast Nick Kroll and Paul Scheer as castmembers. Based on the strength of the network alone, it seemed like it was inherently worth watching, no questions asked. But after watching the pilot, I'd definitely say the show has potential, but I've got some major caveats.
Can I get a "fuck yeah"? Rumors of an Office spin-off are true and better than I could ever have hoped for: Aziz Ansari, of the genius MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant and the hilar-town Asiz Is Bored website (not to mention a full-fledged celeb amongst comedy nerds, of which I am one), is the first cast member that NBC has unveiled for the forthcoming show. Other news about casting and plot are being kept under wraps, but this news speaks volumes about the direction of the show and bodes well -- very well for its potential greatness. Office executive producer Greg Daniels told Variety, "We're meeting with a lot of cool people. We're trying to see how the pieces all fit together." The to-be-named show will premiere this winter right after the OG Office. In the words of Mindy, hollerate!