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Giants reality show on tap

Posted on: January 14, 2011 5:16 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2011 7:29 pm
Pablo Sandoval
Can Pablo Sandoval eat that entire sundae ? Where does Bruce Bochy find hats that fit? What wacky antics will ensue when Brian Wilson becomes roommates with The Machine ?

We can only hope these are among the questions that are answered in the yet-untitled new reality show about the Giants slated for Showtime. The show, which is already in production, promises to "give viewers a front row seat into the lives of the players, coaches and team personnel as they begin the arduous task of defending their World Series title through the 2011 MLB season," according to a press release.

Showtime is looking to premiere the show around the start of the regular season, with regular episodes in the second half of the season.

"I'm confident that this group of personalities will make for a provocative and groundbreaking television series that will appeal beyond the hardcore baseball fan to all viewers who appreciate great drama," said Showtime exec David Nevins.

It should be worth tuning in for the Wilson segments alone.

UPDATE: MLB jumped the gun a bit by announcing the series on Friday, according to Matt Cain, the Giants' union representative.

"Honestly, they announced it early," Cain told the San Francisco Chronicle. "They weren't supposed to do that and we aren't very happy about it. We're trying to figure out all the small details."
Cain did say he and the rest of the players are supportive of the series, which "will be great publicity for the team and the guys on the team,"

-- David Andriesen

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