A new unscripted show from Major League Baseball Productions and Showtime called "The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants premieres this week.

The seven-part, one-hour documentary series that follows the San Francisco Giants as they begin the task of defending their World Series title through the 2011 season.

Cameras will be embedded with the team on and off the field through the trade deadline, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the lives of the players, coaches and team personnel as they experience the ups and downs of the baseball season.

The show begins this Wednesday July 13th at 10 p.m. on Showtime. North of the border, the show airs on The Movie Network in Eastern Canada and Movie Central in Western Canada at 10 p.m. ET/PT. day-and-date with Showtime in the US.

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