In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India — the boys, who have never left their rural villages — are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
From the studio that brought you Remember the Titans and Miracle comes Million Dollar Arm -- a true inspirational story of self-discovery, second chances and personal triumph in the face of adversity. In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball's next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It's an incredible and touching journey that will change them all -- especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.
Tommy's father, Jack (guest star Gary Cole), a larger-than-life ladies man, is back in town. Usually that means a couple of nights of drinking and hell-raising. Only this time he's here to tell Tommy he's getting married…for the sixth time. To make sure he's not making another mistake, Tommy sets out to prove to his dad via temptation he's incapable of being a "one-woman" man. Meanwhile, Rutherford has a blogger (guest star Barry Watson) shadow her in hopes the story will help her compete with a rival wedding planner. Of course it's the same week a bride (guest star Rachel Blanchard), whose dream wedding Roxie's been planning, reveals she has everything picked out – except an actual groom. Bill Simmons guest-stars.
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Fantasy sports is estimated to be a $4 billion dollar industry that boasts over 30 million participants and a league for almost every sport imaginable. But for all this success, the story of the game’s inception is little known. The modern fantasy leagues can be traced back to a group of writers and academics who met at La Rotisserie Francaise in New York City to form a baseball league of their own: The Rotisserie League. The game quickly grew in popularity, and with the growing use and attractiveness of the internet, the “Founding Fathers” never foresaw how their creation would take off and ultimately leave them behind. Innovative filmmakers Adam Kurland and Lucas Jansen will chronicle the early development and ultimate explosion of Rotisserie Baseball, and shine a light on its mostly unnoticed innovators.
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