Network | IFC
Created By | Joel Church Cooper (Undateable), based on a character from the Funny or Die web series Gamechangers
PhotosMemories From the Set: Brockmire‘s Amanda Peet Revisits Studio 60, Togetherness and More
Number Of Episodes | Eight (in Season 1)
Episode Length | 30 mins.
Premise | TVLine Dream Emmy Nominee
This is where we find Hank Azaria’s Jim Brockmire in this week’s episode, “Breakout Year.” In a bid to keep himself in the cultural conversation — and maintain the value of his name — the former professional baseball commentator voices a cat named “Jim Brockmeower” and then learns about a niche market with big viewership on YouTube.
In the clip below, Brockmire — with the help of techno-savy intern Charles (Tyrel Jackson Williams) — shows just how far he’ll go (and where he won’t) in a sharp, funny snippet from the latest episode.
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“Brockmire” premiered April 5 on IFC and has been enjoying a well-reviewed first season.
Brockmire, which stars its executive producer Azaria (The Simpsons) as the titular character, follows a famous baseball announcer 10 years after a public meltdown (triggered by his learning of his wife’s infidelity) that ruined his reputation and made him a viral sensation. The show’s cast also includes Amanda Peet (Togetherness) as the strong-willed owner of the Morristown Frackers minor league team and Tyrel Jackson Williams (Lab Rats) as an social media-savvy intern.
“This show is the most fun I’ve ever had.
While lower-level professional sports has a fandom as niche as that for classic nonfiction filmmaking — complete with a specific visual style and an upper echelon of legendary figures — the eight-episode first season still struggles to find the level of specificity that makes other IFC comedies hum.
“Brockmire” still has its appeals: As the title character, Hank Azaria brings that same level of verbal versatility and comedic bona fides that Bill Hader and Fred Armisen bring to their program.
“Brockmire” stars Hank Azaria as Jim Brockmire, a former Major League Baseball announcer attempting to revive his career with a minor-league gig. Amanda Peet and Tyrel Jackson Williams star alongside Azaria.
The eight-episode second season is set to premiere on IFC in 2018.
“We love everything about ‘Brockmire’ – from the writing, to the cast, to all the sports puns we get to use,” said Jennifer Caserta, president of IFC. “The show has already gotten an amazing reception from fans and critics alike, and we are thrilled to be ‘keeping it Brockmire’ with our partners at Funny or Die and Hank Azaria for another season on IFC.”
Azaria added, “This show is the most fun I’ve ever had. Well, the most fun I’ve ever had while working, anyway
The network has renewed the comedy starring Hank Azaria for a second season. Eight new 30-minute episodes are slated to debut in 2018. The series, which also stars Amanda Peet and Tyrel Jackson Williams, hails from Funny or Die.
Brockmire follows Jim Brockmire (Azaria), a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered a notorious public breakdown after stumbling upon his wife’s infidelity — a breakdown so bad in fact that “Brutal Brockmire” becomes a viral Internet meme. The series picks up a decade later as Brockmire looks to reclaim his career, reputation and love life. It originally appeared as a viral...
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The half-hour IFC comedy series was developed from a 2010 Funny or Die viral short video. The series follows Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria), a baseball announcer who returns to the booth a decade after suffering an embarrassing meltdown on the air upon learning of his wife’s serial infidelity. Now, the heavy-drinking former Mlb broadcaster is working for a minor league team. Amanda Peet, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Hemky Madera and Paul Rae co-star in the show.
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Which is why it is so fitting — and unexpectedly affecting — that Azaria plays a plaid-blazer wearing baseball announcer named Jim Brockmire, whose biggest claim to fame is an on-air meltdown he had in 2007,
hours after discovering his wife in a compromising position. The show begins after 10 years of exile abroad, when he returns stateside only to discover that his greatest disgrace has become one of the first viral memes. (His
Fuller House went home with the coveted orange blimp for Favorite Family TV Show at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, beating out the likes of The Big Bang Theory, Supergirl and The Flash.
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The clip finds Brockmire speaking of the fraternity among baseball broadcasters, which he feels quite strongly about: “I can honestly say that I love each and every one of those guys…except Joe Buck,” he says. “That guy sucks.” Buck chimes in as well, calling Brockmire one of the biggest assholes he’s ever met.
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