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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Giants Reality TV Show, 'The Franchise,' Coming to Showtime

Posted By on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM



READ OUR RECAP OF THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE FRANCHISE.

In its brief existence as a genre, reality television has jumped the shark so many times, and in so many different ways, that they're scarcely worth mentioning. (Okay, okay: Our personal favorite was "The Littlest Groom," which aired only twice before Fox pulled the plug.) But if ever there was a group of human beings worthy of having their everyday lives recorded and edited into a semblance of "reality," it's the San Francisco Giants' championship team.

Don't get too excited: Nobody was prescient enough to actually follow the Giants during their remarkable 2010 season. Instead, "The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants" follows the team during the off-season after their historic World Series win.

The series will air this summer, with a preview scheduled on Showtime April 13.

You can check out a trailer for the series above. It looks like some highlights include Sergio Romo getting locked in Brian Wilson's car; a fishing expedition with Bruce Bochy; and a firsthand view of Andres Torres' barefoot, bare-chested workout routine.

No word yet on whether cameo appearances by some of Wilson's more famous associates -- namely, The Machine and Charlie Sheen -- are in the offing.

READ OUR RECAP OF THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE FRANCHISE.

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