Will Ferrell courtesy Columbia Will Ferrell courtesy Columbia

HBO has given a six-episode commitment to the SNL grad's comedy about a baseball player turned gym teacher. The show stars Danny McBride, who also cowrote the pilot.

In other Ferrell news, the funnyman is auctioning off a bit part in his next movie, Step Brothers, to raise funds for his USC frat brother Craig Pollard's Cancer for College Foundation. The opening bid $5,000. So, um, I'm gonna hold out for a cameo in "Elf 2."