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Brockmire

Brockmire

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  • Premiered: 
    April 5, 2017
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  • Network: IFC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on a character from an episode of the Funny or Die web series (Gamechangers: A Legend in the Booth with Hank Azaria) 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: baseball (minor league)

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Plot Synopsis

Based on "A Legend in the Booth with Hank Azaria," an episode of Funny or Die's GAMECHANGERS web series, BROCKMIRE is a half-hour comedy series that centers on Jim Brockmire, 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. Now, a decade later, Brockmire decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town, calling minor league baseball for the Morristown Frackers, which is owned by the strong-willed Jules. IFC premiered BROCKMIRE on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 10-11pm ET/PT, showing back-to-back episodes. Earlier in the day, IFC renewed BROCKMIRE for a second season. The eight-episode second season of BROCKMIRE premieres Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on IFC. Now one year removed from the Season 1 finale, which found Brockmire chasing an opportunity to call games in New Orleans (and leaving Jules in the process), he is a top podcaster with his show "Brock Bottom," while living with his co-dependent friend Charles...and boozing harder than ever. Trying to still reclaim his career as a top sportscaster, Brockmire indulges in the sinful temptations of the Big Easy, pines for his ex-girlfriend in Morristown, PA, and struggles to find his purpose in life. In the season opener, "The Getaway Game," now calling minor league games in New Orleans, Jim is up for the major leagues in Atlanta; he competes against Raj, a likable young announcer; Charles works on the podcast despite Brockmire's antics; a friend from Morristown stops by for a visit. Guest stars Katie Finneran and Hemky Madera return as Lucy Brockmire and Pedro Uribe, respectively. New guest stars coming for Season 2 include: Becky Ann Baker as Jean, Brockmires's tall, weathered, sober and asexual sister who lives in the Ozarks and resents Jim for her being forced to take care of their abusive alcoholic father all these year; Carrie Preston as Elle, a nihilistic female version of Brockmire whose fearless partying and self-destructive attitude fuels Brockmire's descent into the dark abyss that is partying in New Orleans; Dreama Walker as Whitney, a tough, ambitious Southern belle who heads PR for Atlanta's pro team - she sets in motion the competition between Brockmire and Raj to see who will win a major league broadcasting job and develops a clear preference as to who should wi; Utkarsh Ambudkar as Raj, a young, charismatic announcer who represents a "diversity play" to Whitney; he calls the New Orleans Crawdaddy's road games and is pitted against Brockmire to replace a beloved and ancient major league announcer in Atlanta.
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On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, IFC premiered "In the Cellar," the Season 2 finale of BROCKMIRE. Jim goes on a bender with his new nihilistic friend, Elle, who pushes him towards a new level of destruction. Brockmire ends up in the hospital again and finally takes rehab seriously. Charles approaches Jim with a new opportunity.

Three months earlier -- on March 29 -- IFC announced that it picked up BROCKMIRE for two additional seasons. Seasons 3 and 4 are slated to air in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Said star Hank Azaria, "This show is my favorite thing I've ever done. Period. I love shooting it, I love editing it, and I love how much people are enjoying it. Jim can say all manner of insane things that I can't. And he does. A lot."

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