IFC Orders Second Season of 'Brockmire' With Hank Azaria, Amanda Peet

Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait for TV Guide Magazine

Tyrel Jackson Williams, Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet from IFC's 'Brockmire' pose in the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California.

Brockmire, a freshman comedy starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, has been renewed for a second season to air in 2018.

IFC said it has ordered eight additional, 30-minute episodes of the show it created with Funny or Die.

The comedy follows a major-league baseball announcer as he tries to put his life back together after suffering a public breakdown sparked by his wife's infidelity.

Season 1 debuted on the cable network Tuesday night.

Roush Review: IFC's 'Brockmire' Is a 'Comedy Home Run'

Roush Review: IFC's 'Brockmire' Is a 'Comedy Home Run'

Matt Roush review the new IFC comedy 'Brockmire', starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet.

"We love everything about Brockmire—from the writing, to the cast, to all the sports puns we get to use," Jennifer Caserta, president of IFC, said in a statement. "The show has already gotten an amazing reception from fans and critics alike, and we are thrilled to be 'keeping it Brockmire' with our partners at Funny or Die and Hank Azaria for another season on IFC."

"This show is the most fun I've ever had," said Azaria, who also serves as executive producer. "Well, the most fun I've ever had while working, anyway. It is truly my favorite thing I've ever done. Well, while being filmed, that is. Thanks to IFC for letting us do whatever we wanted to. Well, mostly."

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.