FX Announces New Comedy ‘Legit’

Jim Jefferies
Jim Jefferies (Photo: jimjefferies.ning.com)
Jim Jefferies (Photo: jimjefferies.ning.com)

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has a new comedy series set to come out on FX this January called “Legit.”

The scripted show will star comic Jefferies, who is known for his unique storytelling and controversial opinions on topics such as race, religion, sexuality and drugs. He’s been seen previously on U.S. cable television on an HBO special titled “I Swear to God” and Showtime’s “Alcoholocaust.”

Co-created by Jeffries and Peter O’Fallon (a co-producer of The Riches) “Legit” is about a comedian named Jim (played by Jefferies) and his misguided attempts to become legitimate in life. Jim is accompanied on his quest by his best friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) and Steve’s brother Billy (D.J. Qualls).

Jefferies expressed his excitement by saying, “I couldn’t be happier than getting to do this show. FX has set the bar so high with shows like Louie and Sunny, but I believe Peter and I have created something special.”

FX, the cable network that produces other off-color television comedies such as “Louie,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The League,” “Archer,” and the Australian-adapted “Wilfred,” has picked up “Legit” for 13 episodes.