HBO Sets ‘Project Greenlight,’ ‘Ferrell Takes the Field,’ ‘Doll & Em’ Dates

HBO Sets Project Greenlight, Ferrell Takes the Field, Doll & Em Dates
Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer star in ‘Doll & Em’ (Photo: Mischa Richter / HBO)

The comedy special Ferrell Takes the Field will debut on HBO on September 12, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT as just announced by HBO. Will Ferrell stars in the one-hour special which was filmed back in March and finds the actor attempting to play every single position on the field at five different baseball spring training ballparks in Arizona. Per HBO, the special is “dedicated to helping the charity Cancer for College.”

HBO also announced the premiere date for the return of Project Greenlight from executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The series aired season one in 2001 and season two in 2003, and is finally returning for a third season on September 13, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT. The half-hour show will have an eight episode run.

As described by HBO, Project Greenlight chronicles the search for a first-time director and exploring the filmmaking process. “Spanning the entire filmmaking process, it takes a revealing, uncensored look at the challenges facing a novice director. The show begins with a digital competition, following the winner from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production.”

Doll & Em has also landed a return date and will air immediately after Project Greenlight on September 13th at 10:30pm ET/PT. Season two of Doll & Em will consist of six episodes and is written by BFFs Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells who also star in the comedy series. The plot: “This show is a bittersweet, intimate portrait of female friendship. In the new season, Doll and Em write an off-Broadway play together in an effort to do something creative on equal footing.”

Doll & Em‘s second season will feature guest stars Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.