SWINGING FOR THE FENCES
DIGITAL PREMIERE OF NEW IFC SERIES "BROCKMIRE" NOTCHES MORE THAN 2 MILLION VIEWS IN ONE WEEK
Highly Anticipated Comedy Starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet to Premiere on IFC on Wednesday, April 5 at 10PM with Back-to-Back Episodes
NEW YORK - April 4, 2017 - Critically-acclaimed new series Brockmire has already racked up two million digital views one week before the show's linear debut on IFC. The network made the premiere episode of its new original comedy series Brockmire, created with Funny or Die, available to watch on a variety of platforms including VOD, TV Everywhere, social and digital, including IFC.com and FunnyOrDie.com, in advance of its linear premiere on IFC on Wednesday, April 5 at 10PM.
The show has already drawn rave reviews from critics. The first episode, "Rally Cap," will be available until the show's broadcast premiere on IFC on Wednesday, April 5. After that, all episodes will be available online, On Demand (VOD) and via mobile the morning after their linear premiere.
Brockmire follows Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria), a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered an embarrassing public meltdown live on the air a decade ago after discovering his wife's infidelity. Now, looking to reclaim his career, reputation, and love life, Brockmire takes a job in a small American rust belt town, calling minor league baseball games for the Morristown Frackers. Amanda Peet co-stars as Jules, the strong-willed and hard-drinking proud owner of the Frackers, and Tyrel Jackson Williams stars as Charles, the team's whiz-kid intern.
Brockmire originally appeared as a viral short video on the award-winning comedy website Funny Or Die. The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper, directed by Tim Kirkby, and executive produced by Azaria, Church-Cooper, Kirkby and Funny Or Die's Mike Farah and Joe Farrell.
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Original series Portlandia, Documentary Now!, Stan Against Evil and the upcoming Brockmire (April 2017) air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On Slightly Off.
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