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‘Feherty’ expands to hourlong episodes

Golf Channel series builds for season two

Golf Channel will expand primetime series “Feherty” from 30 minutes to 60 for its second season, which begins Feb. 27.

Featuring pro golf commentator and personality David Feherty, “Feherty” will also move to a 10 p.m. timeslot behind “The Haney Project.” “Feherty” debuted in June as the most-watched original series in the 17-year history of Golf Channel.

“We were blown away by the positive reaction our viewers had to this show and their appreciation for the truly heartfelt moments David was able to pull from each interview,” Golf Channel prexy Mike McCarley said. “People know David as funny and a bit irreverent, but they never knew how much emotion would come from this series. The one comment we heard repeatedly from viewers was ‘give us more’ – so that’s exactly what we plan to do in season two.”

As a prelude, Feherty will host a “Feherty Live” stage show from Indianapolis that will air at 10 p.m. Feb. 4, the night before Super Bowl XLVI is held in the city. Golf Channel will also air two hourlong versions of episodes from season one on Feb. 13 and Feb. 20, featuring extended conversations with golf legends Tom Watson and Johnny Miller.

“Feherty has been a definite success — he’s been able to bring out comments from his guests that in some cases they held in check their whole career,” Miller said. “Since he’s been through so much he has the ability to bring out the human side of the players. They have a tendency to answer from their heart and from raw emotion. The show has really been interesting and exciting that way.”

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