Wednesday, 10 p.m., IFC


10 years after his public breakdown over his wife’s affair, former major league baseball announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) takes a job with the minor league Morristown Frackers in this comedy that began as a short video on the Funny Or Die website

What The Critics Say (Metascore 79)

  • If you loved the baseball film “Major League” but always wished Bob Uecker’s broadcaster character had been darker and more bawdy, this is your show. — Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
  • Brockmire is a weird, funny portrait of a singular man, and it paints its picture very well–working both as a snapshot of this aging oddity of Americana and a universal story about a washed-up person coming to terms with himself, despite several drunken efforts to the contrary. — Sonia Saraiya, Variety
  • Azaria and Peet are great, together and separately. Both bring a humor and sympathy to characters that might otherwise prove difficult to tolerate, let alone like. — Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times