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Bill Murray Has A Baseball Mini-Series Coming Out

Legendary actor Bill Murray has an upcoming mini-series about minor league baseball.

Variety reported the following:

The Murray Brothers take a road-trip to visit America’s minor league baseball teams in Facebook’s original series “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings.”

The 10-episode unscripted comedy series debuts on Facebook Watch on Monday (Nov. 20) with new episodes — each running about 8 minutes — available weekly on Mondays. The show is produced by Oso Studios and funded by Facebook, part of the social giant’s efforts to fuel longer-form video viewing on its recently launched Watch platform.

This sounds awesome. Bill Murray is entertainment gold. Everything he touches seems always be awesome. He had about a two minute role in “Vice Principals,” and it was enough for me to consider him a pillar of the show. That’s how powerful he is on screen.

Add in the fact Murray is a noted baseball fan, and I don’t see how this series will be anything other than awesome. The only thing here that seems a bit strange is the fact they’re doing 10 eight minute episodes. Why would they just film one 80-minute long movie? It seems a lot more efficient than ten super short episodes.

Of course, I don’t get paid the big bucks to tell Facebook how to do its business. Either way, hopefully it absolutely crushes. Anything other than excellence would be disappointing by Murray’s standards.

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