Three of FX’s comedy series — flagship It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League and Legit — will help launch new sibling FXX (formerly Fox Soccer), along with late-night show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Sunny, The League and Legit have been renewed for Season 10, 6 and 2, respectively. Additionally, Totally Biased will expand to five nights a week after it moves to FXX when the network launches September 2. The plan for FXX is to start with four original comedy series and one late-night show. The fourth original comedy will likely come from one of FX’s half-hour pilots, FX president John Landgraf said. Live talk show Brand X With Russell Brand will be moving over to FXX if the show returns for a third season. Langraf said a decision on that would made in the next few months. The new network’s original offerings will go up to six comedy series by the second year and to gradually introduce dramas.
Joel Gretsch (V) has joined Lifetime’s original movie Of Two Minds. The film chronicles the relationship between a woman (Kristin Davis) and her younger sister (Tammy Blanchard), who has schizophrenia. Gretsch, repped by APA and Mosaic, will play Davis’ husband. Jim O’Hanlon is directing from a script by Richard Friedenber.
Gillian Vigman and Dan Bakkedahl have joined Jim Jefferies and Peter O’Fallon’s FX comedy pilot presentation Legit. Directed by Peter O’Fallon, Legit centers Jim (Jefferies), a misanthrope trying to go legit. Former Daily Show correspondent Bakkedahl, repped by Paradigm and Principal, will play Jim’s world-weary, floundering, divorced roommate. Vigman, repped by APA and Brillstein, will play a funny and smart Harvard-trained psychiatrist forced to diffuse Jim’s endless advances. The actress, best known for her role in The Hangover franchise, has been recurring on ABC’s Suburgatory and Fox’s New Girl.