Beginning on November 20, viewers will have a chance to see Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray visit ballparks across the country in an original Facebook series.
Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings is slated to begin airing on Facebook Watch, and will provide a new baseball-related streaming option over the coming weeks. The November 20 episode marks the first of 10 in the unscripted-comedy series, with new subsequent episodes premiering weekly on Mondays.
Each episode will see Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray visit various baseball attractions, including independent league, summer collegiate, and Minor League Baseball ballparks. More from Variety:
The show is “a little something to fill a baseball fan’s off-season hole in the heart,” according to Bill Murray. Added Brian Doyle-Murray: “Doing this project was more fun than a bench-clearing brawl. And like a baseball bench-clearing brawl, no one got hurt!”
Bill Murray is a well-known Chicago Cubs fan, but he’s also a longtime booster of minor league baseball as part owner of the St. Paul Saints and the Charleston RiverDogs as well as an investor in other teams. In the series, Bill and Brian bring humor and heart to local ballparks and communities, visiting minor league ballclubs including the RiverDogs, the Saints, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, and Kansas City T-Bones. They also spend time with the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
The idea for the show sprang from a chance meeting between Doyle-Murray and Oso founder Dub Cornett at a mutual friend’s birthday party. “I thought that traveling with the Murray Brothers to games around America would be a fun, cool show and so did they. It’s simple as that,” said Cornett, co-creator of “Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus,” “The Last Ride.”
Viewers can add the show to their watchlist by following the Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings Show Page.