Jim Brockmire vs Joe Buck
TV’s biggest sports announcer has hit rock bottom – bottom of the ninth, that is. 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.
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 (Undateable), directed by Tim Kirkby (Veep), and executive produced by Azaria, Church-Cooper, Kirkby and Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell.
Amanda Peet is an accomplished and versatile actress who is known for her diverse choices in film, television, and theater. She is best known for her starring roles in commercial and critically acclaimed films, including the Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, Burr Steers' edgy dramedy Igby Goes Down alongside Jeff Goldblum, and The Whole Nine Yards with Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis.
Tyrel Jackson Williams
Tyrel Jackson Williams's TV credits include an upcoming recurring guest role on the Melissa McCarthy/Ben Falcone project Nobodies. Prior to that, he starred as Leo, the stepson of a wealthy entrepreneur who discovers three super humans with bionic powers living in the basement of his new home, in the Disney XD live-action comedy series Lab Rats.