Showtime’s ‘The Franchise’ Settles on a Team to Showcase

Feb 13, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Showtime has announced which team the second season of "The Franchise" will showcase, B&C reports. The program, which spotlights a Major League Baseball team, will focus on the Miami Marlins, the story says.

The first season of the show was all about the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants.

The Marlins were chosen because the team has undergone a major transformation, including changing its name from the Florida Marlins to the Miami Marlins. The team is also moving into a new state-of-the-art stadium.

MLB Executive VP, business, Tim Brosnan said; "With all of the changes they have made, this is the perfect time to feature the Miami Marlins. The club has no shortage of intriguing storylines and colorful characters that will make for compelling television."

David Nevins, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks, added: "Miami is not only one of the most sexy and cosmopolitan cities in the country, but has become one of the best sports towns as well. ‘The Franchise’ has worked for us because it appeals to both the hard-core sports fan as well as audiences interested in compelling unscripted drama. A newly rebuilt Miami Marlins franchise full of big player personalities, and led by the larger-than-life Ozzie Guillen, are an ideal team for season two of ‘The Franchise.’"

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