->''"Well, here we go."''
-->--'''Tim Lincecum''', ''"Season One, Preview Episode"''

The Franchise is a RealityShow currently airing on Showtime as of August 2011. Its first season followed the 2011 season of the [[{{UsefulNotes/Baseball}} San Francisco Giants]], after their 2010 season, which culminated in them winning the World Series. The second season follows the 2012 season of the Miami Marlins, who recently moved to a new stadium, bought an influx of new talent, and have renamed their team from the Florida Marlins. The series currently has a 'preview episode' and eight standard episodes, and each episode focuses on one or two players on the squad, going deeper into their life stories and current problems.

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!! The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants provides examples of:
* BadassBeard: Brian Wilson.
* BigGame: Pretty much OnceAnEpisode.
* CurbStompBattle: A couple of times, the most notable so far being the Giants losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2.
* ADayInTheLimelight: One of the selling points of the show - no one is too big or too small to be featured.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Tim Lincecum becomes aware of a camera watching him as he offhandedly sings a bar of [[KatyPerry 'Last Friday Night']] in the clubhouse. He quickly stops.
* DownToTheLastPlay: Played straight and subverted on numerous occasions.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Buster Posey and his wife.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Between the 25-odd members of the team, the minor leaguers who bounce back and forth between the Giants and Triple-A, and everyone's families, there are a ton of people to keep track of.
* ManlyTears: Brandon Belt, during his [[spoiler: meeting with manager Bruce Bochy, where he is informed he's made the starting lineup for Opening Day.]]
* MrFanservice: You'll probably find someone on the team attractive.
* OpposingSportsTeam: Duh.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The 2010 Giants team is referred to as such a few times, being cobbled together from castoffs from other teams, a few new kids, and a couple of eccentrics.
* RealityShow
* RealMenWearPink: Brian Wilson.
* SaveOurTeam: Worked pretty well for the Giants in 2010, but, as the show documents, isn't working as well for them in 2011.
* SeriousBusiness: Dominoes, apparently.
* ShirtlessScene: Since about 50% of the show takes place in a locker room...
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Dominoes, bitches."
* ThoseTwoGuys: Aubrey Huff and Mark DeRosa inadvertently become this when sitting the bench during a game. Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson could also count.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: Played very straight during the 2010 Postseason.
* UnfortunateNames: Poor Madison Bumgarner. Lincecum isn't the greatest last name in the world, either.
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!! The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins provides examples of:
* ClusterFBomb: In the opening scene of the first episode alone, Ozzie Guillen is clocked at 97 F-bombs during an inspirational speech.
* DownToTheLastPlay: Heath Bell's struggles closing games often result in this, for better or worse.
* FromBadToWorse: Again, Heath Bell's struggles, to the point where he says that his team is great and "I suck".
* GoryDiscretionShot: Averted with Giancarlo Stanton's knee surgery.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: As with the first season.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Really, Ozzie, how did you think saying you loved FidelCastro was going to go over IN SOUTH FLORIDA?
* ShirtlessScene: Again, as with the first season.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes are portrayed as this. The media in Florida played it [[TheRival differently]] when Reyes arrived from New York.
* {{Twitter}}: Logan Morrison is pretty much addicted to it.
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