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Bill Murray’s Facebook comedy takes a swing at baseball

By in Press Enterprise on November 21, 2017

By Rob Lowman

Bill Murray and his brother Brian Doyle-Murray hit minor league baseball cities across the U.S. in a 10-episode original unscripted comedy series debuting on Facebook on Monday called “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings.”

As he did in “Caddyshack,” Bill once again takes aim at gophers, while Brian has bathroom troubles in the first episode. In the series, the Murray brothers have fun with the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, Charleston RiverDogs, St. Paul Saints, and Kansas City T-Bones.

In this July 24, 1985 photo, actor/comedian Bill Murray delivers signals as the first-base coach of the Salt Lake City Trapper. PHOTO COURTESY OF SALT LAKE TRIBUNE LIBRARY

They also spend time with the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to honor and support both the future and past of baseball.

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Amazon announced Monday that its new sci-fi anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” will premiere January 12 exclusively on Prime Video.

The 10 standalone episodes will be drawn from stories by the late author of such works as “The Man in the High Castle,” “Total Recall,” “Minority Report” and the novel “Blade Runner” was based on.

Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Outlander”), Michael Dinner (“Justified, Sneaky Pete”), Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men”), and Peter Horton (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Shield”) are among those adapting Dick’s stories.

Among those starring are Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monáe, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, and Terrence Howard.

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