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UMPIRE
April 1, 2015  | By David Bianculli

Fox Sports 1, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

SERIES PREMIERE: With Empire on hiatus, Fox has found a clever way to both maintain the momentum of that hit family drama and squeeze additional revenue from its financial investment in major league baseball rights. This new limited spring series is a fast-paced, juicy prime-time soap opera about a veteran major league umpire, and his three grown sons, who are trying to work their way into the family business of calling strikes and balls. And watching them all carefully from her seat above the dugout is the outrageously emotional, and even more emotionally dressed, family matriarch, Cookie Monster. What keeps them together, despite all the fights and bad calls, is the love of the game. There’s no place like home… plate!

 
 
 
 
 
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