Baseball Fills the Fall TV Schedule

A bunch of the new fall series are about baseball!

Bad Judge, starring Kevin James as a big league umpire who’s legally blind.

Forever, starring Julio Franco as a baseball player who never dies.

The McCarthys, a reality show following Brandon McCarthy and his family (hey, I’d watch that!).

Red Band Society, about a marching band that follows the Reds on all of their road trips (wow, I’m really stretching here).


The Mysteries of Laura, about why the closest thing I can find to a baseball player with a name sort of like Laura is some guy named Lauro Ramirez who is pitching in the Mexican League.

“Any new shows that you’re looking forward to, readers?” is my blatant attempt to salvage a very short post by inviting lots of comments! (Hopeless Joe will have his take on the new fall season next week, after he finishes the sixteen episodes of Chopped taking up all of the space on his DVR.)

Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.

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Dayn Perry's hot mom
8 years ago

Stalker – Premiering October 1 on CBS, this thriller follows one crazed female baseball fan and her pursuit to turn her one Derek Jeter Gift Basket into much, much more.

How to Get Away With Murder – This show, which premiers in exactly one week on ABC, details Ruben Amarao Jr’s rise to the position of General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. As the season progresses, the viewer will see the painstaking steps he takes to ensure the end of the team’s success — all while retaining employment.

Dayn Perry's hot mom
8 years ago

How silly of me: