Legit (2013 TV series)

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Legit
Legit FX card.jpeg
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupFilm; Single-camera
Production company(s)Regular Guy Films
Nugget Productions
FX Productions
DistributorFX Networks
20th Television
Release
Original network
Original releaseJanuary 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) – May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)

Legit is an American sitcom created by Peter O'Fallon and Jim Jefferies. The series premiered on January 17, 2013, on the American cable television network FX and ended on May 14, 2014, on FX's sister channel FXX.[1] Jefferies, O'Fallon, Rick Cleveland, and Lisa Blum are the show's executive producers.[1]

On March 28, 2013, Legit was renewed for a second season by FX and moved to FXX.[2] On May 14, 2014, it was announced that Legit was cancelled due to low ratings, and would not return to FXX for a third season despite being highly acclaimed by critics.[3]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Jim Jefferies as Himself – an Australian stand-up comedian who very rarely takes things seriously
  • Dan Bakkedahl as Steve Nugent – Jim's best friend and roommate who is suffering from depression after divorcing from his wife
  • DJ Qualls as Billy Nugent – Steve's vocal, and often cunning muscular dystrophy-afflicted brother who tries to retain as much independence as he still can

Recurring[edit]

  • George Lazenby as Jack Jefferies – Jim's father
  • Mindy Sterling as Janice Nugent – Steve and Billy's irritable, controlling and overprotective mother who openly despises Jim
  • John Ratzenberger as Walter Nugent – Steve and Billy's unusually laid-back father
  • Sonya Eddy as Ramona – Billy's no-nonsense personal nurse
  • Nick Daley as Rodney – Billy's autistic, but gifted and multi-talented friend and former roommate from the care facility
  • Ginger Gonzaga as Peggy – Jim's on/off girlfriend
  • Arden Myrin as Tess – A sex addict who briefly dates Billy
  • Jill Latiano as Katie Knox – Jim's first love
  • Andrea Bendewald as Georgia – Steve's ex-wife, and mother of his daughter.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
113January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)FX
213February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)FXX

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon & Jim JefferiesJanuary 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)YJN1010.65[4]
Australian comedian Jim Jefferies tags along and reunites with his friend, Billy Nugent (DJ Qualls), who suffers from muscular dystrophy and is paralyzed from the chest down. Billy stays at a care facility where his roommate and Billy's brother, Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), visit him regularly. At Billy's request, Jim and Steve drive him to a Las Vegas brothel to lose his virginity which due to his physical condition, could possibly kill him.
2"Dreams"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandJanuary 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)YJN1020.63[5]
After seeing how unhappy Billy is at the care facility, Jim resolves to break Billy out of his room but his actions end up making Billy's living situation even worse.
3"Love"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandJanuary 31, 2013 (2013-01-31)YJN1030.71[6]
Billy decides that he wants to have a real relationship, so Jim sets him up on a video dating website, where Billy becomes infatuated with a woman named Renee (Katy Sullivan), but he doesn't want to reveal to her that he has muscular dystrophy, or that Jim is assisting with the conversation. After overhearing Jim's pickup tips to Billy, a skeptical Steve tries them out himself on his coworker, Lauren (Rosalie Ward), with surprising results.
4"Anger"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandFebruary 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)YJN1040.42[7]
With Steve in tow, Jim boards a crowded airplane to a gig, where he gets into an argument with a large man (Leonard Earl Howze) sitting beside him over the use of an armrest while the rest of the passengers spectate and shift between which side of the argument they support. Billy's mother, Janice (Mindy Sterling) disapproves of Billy's living arrangements with Jim and Steve, so against his wishes, she tries to hire a nurse for him.
5"Justice"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandFebruary 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)YJN1050.55[8]
Jim, Steve, Billy, and Jim's on/off girlfriend, Peggy (Ginger Gonzaga) appear in court to retell a story where two men broke into their house and physically assaulted and robbed them after mistaking Jim and Steve for drug dealers.
6"Family"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandFebruary 21, 2013 (2013-02-21)YJN1060.84[9]
After Jim speaks before a classroom about being a comedian, he leaves an impression on Ramona's (Sonya Eddy) nephew, Clay (Denzel Whittaker), which Ramona sees as a bad example. She demands that Jim lead him along the right path before he attracts attention from the wrong crowd. Steve becomes distraught after he becomes aware of a digital camera containing pictures of his ex-wife having sex with his neighbor, whose car Steve happens to be driving.
7"Health"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandFebruary 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)YJN1070.55[10]
After losing a movie role due to his appearance and weight, Jim seeks help from Andy Dick, who hires a trainer (Eddie Ifft) for him. Jim then unwittingly destroys his trainer's routine when he reintroduces alcohol and drugs into his life, as well as giving him pick up tips after he becomes smitten with Ramona.
8"Hoarders"Rick ClevelandPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandMarch 7, 2013 (2013-03-07)YJN1080.65[11]
While helping Steve with an errand, Jim discovers that Steve and Billy's father, Walter (John Ratzenberger) is living in a tent in his own back yard, while Janice resides in a house packed to the ceiling with thousands of boxes containing porcelain dolls and figurines, among other unnecessary things. Due to the severity of the situation, Jim and the Nugents finally confront Janice about her hoarding problem.
9"Bag Lady"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandMarch 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)YJN1110.49[12]
Jim becomes involved in a very tense situation after he brings home a celebrity (Bre Blair) from a bar who is married to a politician.
10"Cuckoo's Nest"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandMarch 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)YJN1100.76[13]
Jim volunteers at the care facility where Billy used to live, and tries to pick up a nice, attractive nurse (Rachel Blanchard) that works there. Billy and the other residents, who idolize her, do everything in their power to prevent Jim from succeeding. After misunderstanding directions, autistic Rodney (Nick Daley) continues to run with an egg in a spoon after finishing a race at the care facility, and meets and unwittingly inspires a number of people from very different walks of life.
11"Hat Hair"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandMarch 28, 2013 (2013-03-28)YJN1090.58[14]
Jim, Steve, Rodney, and Billy go to a minor league baseball game, where Jim is to make the first pitch. Billy is very bitter and makes a scene because he hates the sport, and tells other spectators around him that Jim "only brought him for the seats", among other horrible (and mostly false) things to spite him. An old woman (Gwen Van Dam) tries desperately to have Jim arrested by the police after he unknowingly runs over her cat on his way to the game, while her husband (Curt Lowens) couldn't care less about the development.
12"Misunderstood"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandApril 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)YJN1120.53[15]
Jim meets an attractive actress (Annie Heise) while auditioning for a movie. Though they initially hit it off, he is quickly booted from her car and accused of being an attempted rapist after making a joke in reference to an unusual phone call she made earlier. Steve falls into a depression when he discovers that his ex-wife (Andrea Bendewald) is taking their daughter to live in another state with her new boyfriend, so Jim takes him bar-hopping, and they eventually find themselves in a gay bar.
13"Fatherhood"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Rick ClevelandApril 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)YJN1130.62[16]
Wendy (Kate Luyben), the prostitute Billy lost his virginity to in the first episode shows up at Jim's door, nine months pregnant, and claiming that Billy is the father. Janice cannot accept that the mother of her grandchild is a prostitute.

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
14"Loveline"Peter O'FallonChris Case, Peter O'Fallon & Jim JefferiesFebruary 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)YJN2020.30[17]
After a humiliating appearance on Dr. Drew's radio show Jim attends a self-help group for sexual addiction.
15"Death"Peter O'FallonJim Jefferies, Chris Case & Peter O'FallonMarch 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)YJN203N/A
At the recommendation of his therapist Jim does standup at Billy's old care facility, with tragic results.
16"Racist"Peter O'FallonChris Case, Jim Jefferies & Peter O'FallonMarch 12, 2014 (2014-03-12)YJN2040.13[18]
Jim tries to "cure" Sara's racism by introducing her to black people. Meanwhile, Walter proves to be a bad influence on Billy and Steve.
17"Reunion"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Chris CaseMarch 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)YJN201N/A
Jim and Steve attend their high school reunion, with Billy in tow, and each tries to repair old relationships.
18"Checkmate"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Chris CaseMarch 26, 2014 (2014-03-26)YJN205N/A
Everyone must scramble to reclaim the van after it is towed, with Billy trapped inside.
19"Rub & Slide"Peter O'FallonJim Jefferies, Chris Case & Peter O'FallonApril 2, 2014 (2014-04-02)YJN206N/A
Mother Gunther and Dad Jefferies (George Lazenby) arrive to visit and once Jeff's mom lands in the hospital the boys are free to enjoy the massage parlor and waterpark.
20"Afghanistan"Peter O'FallonJim Jefferies, Chris Case & Peter O'FallonApril 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)YJN207N/A
To get away from his parents Jim takes are gig entertaining soldiers in Afghanistan. Billy only wishes he was so lucky since he is stuck in the hospital with Jim's mom.
21"Homeless"Todd BiermannChris Case, Jim Jefferies & Peter O'FallonApril 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)YJN208N/A
Jim & co. have to track down Walter after he decides to leave the apartment. Steve makes an unpleasant discovery about his mother and Billy must choose between sex and video games.
22"Licked"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Chris CaseApril 23, 2014 (2014-04-23)YJN209N/A
Insult follows injury when, after Jim discovers that Peggy is dating Bob Saget, he finds himself in a compromising position with a Hollywood producer (Carrie Fisher) in the hopes of advancing his career.
23"Weekend"Peter O'FallonJim Jefferies, Chris Case & Peter O'FallonApril 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)YJN210N/A
Steve's depression spirals out of control after he learns that Georgina is pregnant and marrying Todd. Therefore it's up to Jim and Billy to take care of Emily for the weekend.
24"Intervention"Peter O'FallonChris Case, Jim Jefferies & Peter O'FallonMay 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)YJN211N/A
An intervention for Steve is sabotaged by poor planning and a send-off from Jim with cocaine and hookers.
25"Sober"Peter O'FallonJim Jefferies, Chris Case & Peter O'FallonMay 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)YJN212N/A
After attempting to perform sober for the first time ever, Jim suffers a panic attack and because of this his agent lets him go. Next, Jim & co. attend a 40th birthday party for Katie's husband (Rhys Darby), which turns out to be awkward for everyone.
26"Honesty"Peter O'FallonPeter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies & Chris CaseMay 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)YJN213N/A
Jim's celebrity finally skyrockets following his shooting incident, but at the same time he is paralyzed with self doubt and contemplates giving up standup for good.

Broadcast[edit]

In Australia, Legit aired Thursdays on The Comedy Channel.[19]

References[edit]

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