SBD/January 13, 2011/Media

Showtime Reportedly Eyeing MLB Giants For Latest Docuseries

Showtime is "in early talks with producer Mike Tollin to do a docuseries that focuses on" the MLB Giants that would be similar to HBO's "Hard Knocks," according to Lynette Rice of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Tollin is an "obvious choice to oversee the project, given his previous work" on the ESPN series "Bonds on Bonds," and due to the fact that he has "plenty of sports movies under his belt, too." Rice noted HBO's "Hard Knocks" series featuring the Jets last summer averaged 4.6 million viewers "for each episode" (EW.com, 1/12). In California, Mike Murphy wrote a series featuring the Giants has "tremendous potential." Apart from the "underdog story and general likability of their scrappy players, the Giants have a clubhouse full of walking soundbites," including Ps Brian Wilson and Tim Lincecum and LF Pat Burrell, "who could make for some highly entertaining television" (PRESSDEMOCRAT.com, 1/12).
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