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This New Baseball Comedy “Brockmire” About a Disgraced Announcer Looks Hilarious

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Hank Azaria (Moe from the Simpsons, David from Friends, and many other roles) is set to star as Jim Brockmire, disgraced formerly-great MLB announcer, in a new show on IFC entitled “Brockmire.”

In short, the show appears to be about an MLB announcer who gets a little too drunk and makes some … questionable comments on live TV. After ten years off, he’s trying to work his way back through the Minor Leagues and back to The Show.

Check out the trailer:

Starring alongside Azaria, is the always hilarious Amanda Peet (who you’d know from Saving Silverman) and Tyrell Williams.


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You can read more about the show here, but I’ve lifted the “About” section for you below:

TV’s biggest sports announcer has hit rock bottom – bottom of the ninth, that is. Brockmire (Hank Azaria) is a famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife’s serial infidelity.

A decade later, Jim Brockmire decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small American rust belt town that has seen better days, calling minor league baseball games for the Morristown Frackers. The struggling team is led by Jules (Amanda Peet), the strong-willed, hard-drinking owner and Charles (Tyrel Jackson Williams), the naïve but enthusiastic team intern.

“Brockmire” premieres April 5 at 10 pm on IFC.


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Michael Cerami

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