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 – March 27, 2017 – Opening Day is coming early for Brockmire. IFC announced today that the premiere episode of its new original comedy series Brockmire, created with Funny or Die, is now available to watch, commercial-free, on a variety of platforms including VOD, TV Everywhere, social and digital, including IFC.com and FunnyOrDie.com, ten days in advance of its linear premiere. The series premieres on IFC Wednesday, April 5 at 10PM with two back-to-back episodes, followed by six episodes airing weekly.
Said Jennifer Caserta, President, IFC: “Brockmire began as a viral short on Funny Or Die, so it’s fitting to release the series premiere online, providing broad access to this ‘slightly-off’ series that delivers big laughs and emotionally grounded performances from the great Hank Azaria and his superb costar Amanda Peet. Given the high praise it has received from critics and fans alike, Brockmire is already great success for IFC.”
The first episode of Brockmire, “Rally Cap,” is available to watch starting today, March 27, on the following platforms: IFC On Demand; IFC.com; IFC’s mobile and Apple TV apps; AMC.com; AMC’s mobile, Apple TV and Roku apps; IFC’s Facebook page; IFC’s YouTube page; and on Funny Or Die’s main page and social platforms. It 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.
Stream the series premiere of Brockmire on IFC here (http://www.ifc.com/shows/brockmire/full-episodes/season-01/episode-01/rally-cap) or on Funny Or Die here (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1963d422ad/brockmire-episode-1-rally-cap).
Brockmire follows Jim Brockmire (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, Joe Farrell and Anna Wenger.
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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