Bill Murray's Facebook show is a tour of minor league baseball

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

Starting next week, though, Murray is taking his baseball love affair on the road: He and his brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, will explore the Minor League ballparks of America as part of their new show, "Extra Innings".

Bill Murray is well known for his baseball fandom.

The series, which is produced by Oso, will be comprised of 10 weekly episodes and is set to debut on November 20, Deadline noted.

Doyle-Murray added that the project was "more fun than a bench-clearing brawl".

Oso Studios brought the concept to Ricky Van Veen, Facebook's head of global creative strategy in charge of original entertainment content, and "Extra Innings" was greenlit immediately, according to Cornett. "It's simple as that", said Cornett, per Variety.

Bill and Brian serve as executive producers on the show, for which the actor and sports fanatic also wrote and performed the theme song, The Thing About Baseball, alongside his brother and musician Paul Shaffer. Across the show's run, Bill and Brian will visit the St. Paul Saints and Charleston RiverDogs (both of which Murray partly owns) as well as the Martha's Vineyard Sharks and the Kansas City T-Bones.

"It was like being on a vacation, in a weird way", he added.

In Extra Innings, avid baseball fans the Murrays travel to minor-league cities to visit teams and the communities they represent (no Cubs visit, Bill?).

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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