IFC’s 'Brockmire' to Throw Final Pitch in Fourth Season

IFC Thursday announced the fourth and final season of its baseball-themed comedy series Brockmire will debut in first quarter 2020.

Amanda Peet and Hank Azaria in 'Brockmire' 

Amanda Peet and Hank Azaria in 'Brockmire' 

The series, which stars Hank Azaria as a famed major league baseball announcer who looks to rebound after suffering a public breakdown due to his wife’s infidelity, will launch its final eight episodes in March, according to the network. Series co-stars Amanda Peet, Tyler Jackson Williams and Katie Finneran will return for the final season.

“From the beginning, Brockmire was conceived as a four-season story, and we are so proud to see it written and produced to its creative conclusion,” said IFC executive director Blake Callaway in a statement. “Blazers off to the amazing crew, our fantastic partners at Funny Or Die, and the incredible cast, especially the incomparable Hank Azaria, who lives, sleeps and breaths Jim Brockmire, as well as Amanda Peet who makes an indelible contribution to the show as Jules, and Tyrel Jackson-Williams who completely shines as Charles. Fans and critics alike will love watching how the story ends.”

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