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Self-Promotion Alert: NBC Sports Network to launch a new series: “Caught Looking”

Aug 7, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

It’s not technically “self-promotion” as we at HBT don’t have anything to do with it, but our corporate amigos at the NBC Sports Network are launching a new baseball show on August 15th:

Major League Baseball Productions and NBC Sports Group today announced a deal to collaborate on a new series titled Caught Looking, which will debut Wednesday, August 15, at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a new episode scheduled to air each subsequent week on Thursdays through October 4. Each original episode will be one hour in length and will air on NBC Sports Network.

Caught Looking will give baseball fans an exclusive look inside a specific weekend series, as Major League Baseball Productions cameras follow players, managers and front office personnel from both teams. Cameras will follow the two respective teams as they arrive at the ballpark, take batting practice, compete and prepare for each game. A different series will be featured in each episode, as the final eight weeks of the season unfolds.

I’m assuming that there will be no cameras back at the hotel. Which is a shame, really, because I talked to a person over the weekend who has a decent amount of experience interacting with ballplayers on road trips, and even the totally G-rated stuff from the hotel bars alone would be an absolute hoot.

Oh well, watch this, though. If it gets good ratings we’ll probably do it again and maybe next time we can dive deep into the more gossipy stuff.

  1. whordy - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Ever since ESPN has turned into the 24 hour Tim Tebow network, and Sportscenter has decided to tell me Mark Sanchez’s completion record during a red zone drill the 2nd day of training camp, I’ve been much more inclined to give NBCSN a chance.

  2. saints97 - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    That actually sounds pretty good to me.

  3. sknut - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    When is the series following HBT’s writers around, then we can get into gossipy stuff!

    Actually this is very cool and NBCSN does a great job. Glad there is a competitor to the 4-letter network.

  4. blues1988 - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    i assume there is not list of teams/series that will be featured yet? i’d love to watch a series with the cardinals!

    • butchhuskey - Aug 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM

      That would be like an adaptation of Buzz BissInger’s “Three Nights in August”

      • - Aug 7, 2012 at 4:49 PM

        Loved that book. Which, if they present 3 Game Series like Bissinger did it will be awesome.

  5. cleverbob - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    I think it’s tragic that HBT isn’t involved. They should embed Craig with the Phillies for the remainder of the season.

    • eshine76 - Aug 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      Maybe they should introduce a “Where’s Waldo” type of gimmick and Craig is just in the background wearing a different hat each show.

  6. willclarkgameface - Aug 7, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    This sounds fascinating. I hope they follow the Astros and Marlins around for the next 6 weeks. Should be a blast!

    • butchhuskey - Aug 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      The Marlins already have the Showtime crew.

  7. Hoss - Aug 7, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Terrible show name, All baseball related show titles are just awful. The winner (or loser?) has got to be MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk”.

    • butchhuskey - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:22 PM

      Agreed- the title is forced and doesn’t have a good ring to it

  8. phipfwe76 - Aug 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Sounds awesome. But please… don’t pull an ESPN and do the Yankees-Red Sox more than once.

  9. brokenduck - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    “Caught Looking” sounds like a Chris Hanson Dateline creation. “So what are you looking at through that bedroom window, Mr. Smith?”

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