Anyone who watched the 2016 World Series saw longtime suffering Cubs fan Bill Murray crying tears of joy when they won, and his baseball fandom runs deep, which is why he and his brother have teamed up for an unscripted series to debut on Facebook Watch on Monday (November 20).
Oso Studios and Facebook are premiering 'Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings,' an original series on minor league baseball hosted by the comedy icons. The ten-episode digital series will run on Facebook Watch, with new episodes available weekly on Mondays. People can watch by following Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings Show Page, where a preview of the show is available.
In the series, the brothers travel together to visit minor league baseball in cities across the US, bringing their own particular brand of comedy and heart, to the communities they meet along the way. The Murrays have fun with the Martha's Vineyard Sharks, Charleston RiverDogs, St. Paul Saints, and Kansas City T-Bones. They also spend time with the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy and at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to honor and support both the future and past of baseball.
Executive producer and Oso founder Dub Cornett said: "I dig minor league baseball, meeting folks and having fun, and it seems that Bill does too. So when I ran into Brian Doyle-Murray at a 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."
When asked about the show, Bill Murray described it as “A little something to fill a baseball fan's off-season hole in the heart.”
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!"
The series is executive produced by Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Cornett. The theme song 'The Thing About Baseball' was written by former Saturday Night Live and Late Show with David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer along with Bill Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray. It is performed by Bill Murray, who recently recorded a classical album that topped the charts.