I first saw an ad for Brockmire — premiering tonight on IFC — several months ago and knew instantly it’d be a must-watch. Nothing Cubbish about it, but since today’s game was postponed I figured you’d need to get your baseball fix somehow. Check out the official description of the show from IFC’s site below and then watch the trailer. If you like what you see, the entire first episode is embedded below as well.
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.
Kinda sounds like a mash-up of Harry Doyle (Bob Ueker’s character from Major League) and Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own), which means it’s must-watch TV.