Seven years after debuting as a Funny or Die video, “Brockmire” is finally set to premiere as a half-hour comedy series. IFC has just released a new teaser for the show, which stars Hank Azaria as a baseball announcer who returns to the booth a decade after going through an on-air meltdown upon learning of his wife’s infidelity. The move is a downgrade, however, as the former MLB broadcaster is now working for the lowly Morristown Frackers. Watch below.
The clip finds Brockmire speaking of the fraternity among baseball broadcasters, which he feels quite strongly about: “I can honestly say that I love each and every one of those guys…except Joe Buck,” he says. “That guy sucks.” Buck chimes in as well, calling Brockmire one of the biggest assholes he’s ever met.
Amanda Peet and Tyrel Jackson Williams co-star in the show, which Azaria also co-executive produces. “Brockmire” premieres on IFC on April 5.