San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson, center, celebrates with teammates including Travis Ishikawa (10) after a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Cable channel Showtime has unveiled its plans for a San Francisco Giants reality show similar to HBO’s "Hard Knocks" series.
The series has yet to be named and the premiere will be a preview episode timed to air the opening week of the 2011 season.
"This new series is one I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember," said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, adding, “the diversity, passion, and larger-than-life personalities of the players, their manager Bruce Bochy, and front office, led by CEO Bill Neukom, General Manager Brian Sabean and President Larry Baer, came together to achieve the club's historic World Series win.”
After the premiere, further regularly scheduled episodes will follow during 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 Nevins.
The Giants show expands on Showtime’s stable of sports programming including programming like "Inside the NFL" and "Showtime Championship Boxing."