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Jim Brockmire is back.
Hank Azaria will reprise his role as the fictional sportscaster for a new interview podcast series. The Jim Brockmire Podcast is the first new project to come out of Meadowlark Media, the content company created by former ESPN president and DAZN chairman John Skipper, and former ESPN TV and radio host Dan Le Batard.
Each episode of the podcast will see Azaria’s Brockmire interviewing a celebrity guest. Charles Barkley, Joe Buck, Don Cheadle, Steve Cohen, Colin Cowherd, Rich Eisen, Jemele Hill, Dan Patrick, Ben Stiller and Joy Taylor are among the guests booked.
Azaria originated the character on a web series, before taking it to IFC in 2017. Brockmire ran for 4 seasons on the cable channel, airing its series finale last year.
Brockmire producer Sheena Datt will be the producer and co-host, with Dave Thomason on board as writer for the show and Mike Ryan Ruiz serving s ep.
“I honestly can’t believe we get to add someone with Hank Azaria’s credentials to our stable of stupidity,” said Le Batard in a statement. “He’s the voice actor for our generation on The Simpsons, an impossibly funny actor and, best of all, our friend. I can’t wait for Brockmire, soaked in booze and drugs, to urinate on every single sacred thing in sports. Hank, Sheena and Dave are going to cook up something special… I just hope it’s not meth.”