IFC wants more "Brockmire" before its initial showing of "Brockmire"

IFC is really hedging its bets with its new shows. After canceling Comedy Bang! Bang! and with Portlandia ending soon, it's going to need to stick with the shows that aren't so old. That's why the network has already asked for a second season of Brockmire starring Hank Azaria -- hours before its first showing.

The show, starring Azaria as the titular character -- a disgraced baseball announcer, comes from the Funny or Die short of the same name. Deadline suggests the renewal follows a strong digital premiere after the network released it online. 2.3 million views have been accrued through IFC.com, VOD, social platforms and FunnyOrDie.com. Brockmire airs tonight on IFC at 10 PM.