Jim Jefferies is set to become the latest comedian to star in a sitcom. The Comics Comic reports that FX has ordered 13 episodes of a new series called Legit co-created by the talented comedian.
Legit stars Jefferies as a slightly fictionalized version of himself who is trying to change his ways and become a better person. The series will co-star Dan Bakkedahl (a former Daily Show correspondent) as Jim’s best friend Steve and D.J. Qualls (Road Trip) as Steve’s brother.
“I couldn’t be happier than getting to do this show,” said Jefferies. “FX has set the bar so high with shows like Louie and [It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia], but I believe [Executive producer and co-creator Peter O’Fallon] and I have created something special. The cast is amazing and FX has given us all the freedom we need. I can’t wait for people to see it.”
FX seems to have confidence in this new series. Nick Grand, Executive Vice President of Original Programming said, “This is going to be a breakout vehicle for Jim. He has such a unique voice which is the common trait of any great comedian. It just happens to be spoken with an Australian accent.”
The series is scheduled to debut January 2013. Will it become the next big comedy series and launch Jim Jefferies into the mainstream, the way Louie did for Louis C.K.?
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