Outrageous Australian comedian Jim Jefferies stars in the new sitcom "Legit" (10:30 p.m., FX, TV-MA). In a stretch, he plays an outrageous Australian comedian named Jim. He's liable or, rather, certain to say whatever is on his mind, no matter the setting or how offensive it is.
Unlike the gaffe-prone characters on Ricky Gervais' "The Office," Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusi asm" or Louis C.K.'s "Louie," there's scant story to explain Jim's outbursts. There's very little situation in this situation comedy.
While chatting with his Los Angeles-based agent, Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), in a passport office, Jim explains how he'd like a child without the burden of marriage. He thinks this could be best arranged by dating and impregnating a woman with terminal cancer who would conveniently die soon after giving birth. In his logic, he could have sex, get a child and look like a hero. He says this all within earshot of a female passport agent who reacts in horror.
The scene introduces the show's signature style of rude, unfiltered humor and is probably intended to clear the television audience of any female viewers. Next up: a trip to Las Vegas to score a hooker for Steve's paralyzed brother, Billy (DJ Qualls).
"Legit" caps off a night of unfettered male libidos on FX. Charlie loses his temper in two episodes of "Anger Manage ment" (9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., TV-MA), now entering its second season. "Archer" (10 p.m., TV-MA) suffers from
amnesia in that animated comedy's fourth season premiere.
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---The doctors receive an update on their class-action suit on "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
---Small-craft warning on
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---Walden wilts on "Two and a Half Men" (8:30 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
---A precocious teen enters Manhattan's downtown scene "The Carrie Diaries" (9 p.m., CW, r, TV-14).
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---Martin Short, David Boreanaz and Jake Bugg appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS).
---T.I., Jeff Wild, Jen Kirkman and Mo Mandel are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!, r).
---Akhil Reed Amar sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
---Jeremy Renner and Jack Hanna appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS).
---Jay Leno welcomes Naomi Watts, Richard Engel and Train on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Mark Wahlberg and "Science Bob" Pflugfelder appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).
---Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q and Michael Kiwanuka visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Kristen Bell and Tom Cotter on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
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