Ron Shelton Behind New TBS Baseball Comedy

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Ron Shelton, the creator of "Bull Durham," will be putting together a new hour-long comedy based on minor league baseball called "Hound Dogs" for TBS. Shelton will executive produce the project alongside Michele Weisler, Andra Buchanan and Todd DeLorenzo.

TBS executive Michael Wright said: "Ron Shelton is one of America's favorite storytellers and 'Hound Dogs' is another wry, sharp look at one of America's favorite pastimes from a master of the genre."

Drawing from Shelton's own experience as a player, the show centers on a minor league team and its general manager as they try to handle life's ups and downs, both in and out of the locker room.

TBS also announced that it would be putting together another hour-long comedy called "The Wedding Band."

"Both pilots affirm TBS's enthusiasm for irreverent, smart comedy and the storytelling advantages of the one-hour form" Wright said.

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