IFC will continue its focus on “slightly off” comedic fare with the renewal of its popular baseball-themed series Brockmire for seasons three and four, the network said during its upfront lunch Thursday.
The series, which stars Hank Azaria as the hard drinking former baseball announcer looking to reclaim his career and reputation, will return for its second season on April 25, with seasons three and four slated to air in 2019 and 2020 respectively, the network said.
IFC also announced that it will debut the third season of sketch series Documentary Now! for a seven-episode season three in early 2019. The Emmy-nominated series is created and executive produced by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas.
IFC will also resurrect the 1980’s pop culture/music show Night Flight through short-form episodes showcasing the most memorable moments from the original series, which ran from 1981 to 1989. The network will also air an interactive Bingo game during breaks of its prime time movie, with viewers playing along with an online Bingo card to win weekly prizes, said the network.
IFC president Jennifer Caserta told Multichannel News said the network will continue to embrace its “slightly off” tagline as it continues to build and cultivate its comedy-themed brand.
“We take great pride in the off center sensibility of the network, and you will see more of that amplified,” she said. “We own it, we’re proud of it and it’s consistent in everything we do on the network.”
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