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HBO Renews Dwayne Johnson Comedy ‘Ballers’ for Season 2

10 July 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has renewed the Dwayne Johnson sports comedy “Ballers” for a second season.

The half-hour series has generated strong buzz for HBO since its June 21 debut.

“The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the ‘Ballers’ cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” said HBO original programming chief Michael Lombardo. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.”

Ballers” is akin to “Entourage” set among athletes, and it hails from many alums of that show. HBO bills the first episode of “Ballers” as its most-watched episode of a comedy series since 2009, with multiplatform plays totaling 8.9 million viewers to date, plus another 5.6 million views arising from the decision to make the pilot available via Johnson’s Facebook page.

Johnson plays a former football player who is restyling himself as a financial manager to players based in Miami. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Ballers: Season One Ratings

23 June 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Football games often deliver great ratings for their television channels. But, how will a comedy series about current and former players perform for HBO? Will Ballers be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned to find out.

On Ballers, former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) has re-invented himself as a financial adviser in Miami, taking on young phenoms and veteran superstars alike. Spencer's role in his clients' lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many pitfalls that come with life in the spotlight. The rest of the cast includes Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, London Brown, and Arielle Kebbel.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Ballers

22 June 2015 12:59 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBO

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 21, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, London Brown, and Arielle Kebbel.

TV show description:      

This comedy series looks at the lives of former and current football players. It follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement.

Spencer has re-invented himself as a financial advisor in Miami, taking on young phenoms and veteran superstars alike. But Spencer's role in his clients' lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many pitfalls that come hand-in-hand with life in the spotlight.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Ballers' Premieres on HBO This Weekend. Here's What Critics Are Saying About It...

19 June 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO's new comedy series "Ballers" will kick off a 10-episode season starting this Sunday, June 21, at 10pm (it's a 30-minute show).  Looking at the lives of former and current football players, "Ballers" follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.  Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son, in his first major acting role), Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Rob Corrdry, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star in the series, which is set in Miami, Fl, and is created and executive produced by Steve Levinson, with executive producing duties by Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss. John David Washington is also a former college football player who had a stint in the NFL, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'Ballers' Premieres Sunday Night, June 21, on HBO. Here's What Critics Are Saying About It...

19 June 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

HBO's new comedy series "Ballers" will kick off a 10-episode season starting Sunday, June 21, at 10pm (it's a 30-minute show).  Looking at the lives of former and current football players, "Ballers" follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.  Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son, in his first major acting role), Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Rob Corrdry, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star in the series, which is set in »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Second trailer for HBO’s Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson

30 May 2015 3:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The second trailer has arrived online for HBO’s upcoming comedy drama series Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Set in Miami, Ballers is a half-hour dramedy centered on a group of current and former professional football players, as well as their families, friends, and handlers. The series goes beyond the game and explores not only the challenges that current players face, but also takes a behind-the-scenes, real look into their lives both on and off the field.

Created by Steve Levinson (Entourage) and produced by Mark Wahlberg (Entourage) among others, the pilot is directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Leftovers). Dwayne Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired pro-football player, who is now struggling in his new career as a financial advisor. In his new role, he tries to advise his NFL friends financially and professionally, but identifies with the trials they »

- Gary Collinson

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"Legends Don't Retire; They Reinvent" in 2nd Longer Trailer for 'Ballers'

28 May 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

HBO's new comedy series "Ballers" will kick off a 10-episode season starting on Sunday, June 21, at 10pm (it's a 30-minute show).  Looking at the lives of former and current football players, "Ballers" follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.  Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son, in his first major acting role), Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Rob Corrdry, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star in the series, which is set in »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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"Legends Don't Retire; They Reinvent" in 2nd Longer Trailer for 'Ballers'

28 May 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO's new comedy series "Ballers" will kick off a 10-episode season starting on Sunday, June 21, at 10pm (it's a 30-minute show).  Looking at the lives of former and current football players, "Ballers" follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.  Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son, in his first major acting role), Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Rob Corrdry, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star in the series, which is set in Miami, Fl, and is created and executive produced by Steve Levinson, with executive producing duties by Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss. As if Dwayne Johnson wasn't already busy enough... John David Washington is also a former college football. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: Dwayne Johnson Gets In The Game In New Trailer For HBO's 'Ballers'

28 May 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This weekend, Dwayne Johnson tries to outrun Mother Nature in "San Andreas," a big, dumby and sorta goofy fun disaster movie (read our review). But that won't be the last of The Rock you see this summer. He's bringing his People's Elbow and boundless charisma to HBO for the comedy series "Ballers," and a new trailer is here. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Disaster Flick 'San Andreas' Starring Dwayne Johnson Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star in this one about a former athlete who mentors football players through the choppy waters of professional sports. But this basically looks like "Entourage v.2" with more gridiron and less Johnny Drama. Not that it's a bad thing necessarily, but one does wonder how many shots of babes partying on yachts someone needs. "Ballers" gets in the game on Sunday, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Dwayne Johnson Gets In The Game In New Trailer For HBO's 'Ballers'

28 May 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This weekend, Dwayne Johnson tries to outrun Mother Nature in "San Andreas," a big, dumby and sorta goofy fun disaster movie (read our review). But that won't be the last of The Rock you see this summer. He's bringing his People's Elbow and boundless charisma to HBO for the comedy series "Ballers," and a new trailer is here. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Disaster Flick 'San Andreas' Starring Dwayne Johnson Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star in this one about a former athlete who mentors football players through the choppy waters of professional sports. But this basically looks like "Entourage v.2" with more gridiron and less Johnny Drama. Not that it's a bad thing necessarily, but one does wonder how many shots of babes partying on yachts someone needs. "Ballers" gets in the game on Sunday, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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HBO's 'Ballers' Poster Makes Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson a Football Legend

15 May 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: The Rock Heads to HBO in 'Ballers' Teaser Trailer Is it too early to say the summer of 2015 belongs to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? Not only did the beloved athlete-turned-actor kick off the summer movie season early with the billion dollar blockbuster "Furious 7," but he also has the mega-disaster pic "San Andreas" set for release at the end of the month and a new HBO comedy series that is tailor-made for his charismatic strengths.  Looking at the lives of former and current football players, "Ballers" follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon and Arielle Kebble also star. The "Entourage"-meets-"Hard Knocks" series kicks off its 10-episode season. »

- Zack Sharf

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'Barbershop 3' Brings in Nicki Minaj

5 May 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rapper and actress Nicki Minaj has signed on to join the growing cast of MGM's upcoming comedy sequel Barbershop 3. She will play a new character named Draya, who works as a beautician in the beauty shop area of the Barbershop. The role marks Nicki Minaj's second big screen performance, after making her feature debut on last year's The Other Woman.

Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back In Business stars Ice Cube (Calvin Palmer), Cedric the Entertainer (Eddie) and Eve (Terri) are reprising their roles for the sequel. New casting additions include Common and Regina Hall, but no details were given for their characters. It isn't clear at this point if other original franchise stars such as Sean Patrick Thomas (Jimmy), Troy Garity (Issac), Michael Ealy (Ricky) and Leonard Earl Howze (Dinka) will also come back for the follow-up.

Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man) is directing from a script »

- MovieWeb

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First trailer for HBO’s Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson

12 April 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has been released for HBO’s upcoming comedy series Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired American football player looking to get his life back on track in retirement while mentoring other players in the business of football. Check it out here…

Ballers is set to premiere June 21st on HBO, with a cast that also includes Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon and Arielle Kebble..

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- Gary Collinson

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HBO offers first look at Dwayne Johnson in ‘Ballers’

10 April 2015 7:49 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

HBO has already created a lot of buzz this week with the much-anticipated season premiere of Game of Thrones coming this Sunday and its release of a new trailer for True Detective’s second season. Now the network has unveiled the first trailer for its new Dwayne Johnson-led series Ballers, which appears to be a hybrid of Any Given SundayEntourage, and Friday Night Lights. The 30-minute dramedy will begin its 10-episode run in June.

The Miami-set show will center on a former football superstar (Johnson) who reinvents himself after retirement by mentoring current and former players on the art of surviving the business of football. The series also stars Rob Corddry, Rmar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, Arielle Kebble, and John David Washington, who is a former college football player and the son of Denzel Washington. Friday Night Lights alum Peter Berg helmed the pilot »

- A.R. Wilson

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‘Ballers’ Trailer: First Official Look At Dwayne Johnson’s HBO Series

10 April 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Here’s the initial trailer for HBO’s new half-hour series about current and former pro football players. Dwayne Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, one of the retirees. Cast also features Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett. Johnson is exec producing along with Pain And Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg, Wahlberg's manager Steve Levinson who wrote the pilot, showrunner Even Reilly, and… »

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HBO's 'Ballers' Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson

10 April 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO has released the first trailer for its upcoming summer series Ballers, starring Dwayne Johnson in his first major TV role. Ballers Season 1, which will span 10 episodes, debuts Sunday, June 21 at 10 Pm Et, following the Season 2 premiere of True Detective at 9 Pm Et. Dwayne Johnson stars as a former pro football player, which is fitting since, before his WWE and his acting days, he played college football at the University of Miami.

Ballers examines the lives of former and current football players. The show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football, although he is now struggling in his new career as a financial advisor. In his new role, he tries to advise his NFL friends financially and professionally, but identifies with the trials they are »

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The Rock Stars in First Trailer for HBO's 'Ballers'

10 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Man, it has been trailer heaven for HBO and Netflix lately and yet another one has just arrived, this one for HBO's "Ballers" starring Dwayne Johnson as former football superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon and Arielle Kebble co-star and you'll even see Peter Berg in this brief trailer. The series was created and executive produced by Steve Levinson with the aforementioned Berg joining a fleet of executive producers that also includes Mark Wahlberg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss. The half-hour series kicks off its ten-episode season on Sunday, June 21 at 10 Pm. Watch the trailer below. sb id="1510565" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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First Ballers Trailer: Dwayne Johnson’s HBO Series Has an Entourage Vibe

10 April 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After releasing the first trailer for new comedy The Brink this morning, HBO has now unveiled the first Ballers trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming series. Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson (Entourage, Boardwalk Empire), the show stars Johnson as a former football superstar who gets his life on track in retirement by mentoring other current players. The show very much looks to have a strong Entourage vibe, making swell use of its Miami location and ensemble cast. The main draw here is that Dwayne Johnson has his own TV series, so that’s reason enough to tune in. Though it’s a half-hour series, it looks like Ballers will also delve into a bit of drama—that’s not uncommon at HBO, though, where only 50% of its “comedies” are straight-up comedies. The series also boasts Friday Night Lights alum and feature film director Peter Berg as an executive producer alongside Mark Wahlberg, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch The First Trailer For HBO Comedy Series Ballers Starring Dwayne Johnson

10 April 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

‘Franchise viagra’ man Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is taking a time out from global gallivanting and taking out bad guys with a swift flex of the bicep. Ahead of any potential involvement in another Fast & Furious instalment, he can next be seen onscreen in HBO’s upcoming comedy Ballers. The ten-episode season kicks off this summer with Johnson in the lead role as former football superstar Spencer Strasmore, whose post-career job finds him training  upcoming athletes.

And to get you game-ready, Johnson himself has dropped the first trailer online. At first glance it seems to bear the hallmarks of its executive producer Mark Wahlberg’s handiwork (i.e. it’s a bit Entourage-esque), but that’s in no way a disparaging comparison. For the most part, the series looks to be finally making the most of Johnson’s comedic skills, which are usually only grazed upon in his big screen outings. »

- Gem Seddon

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Get Rich, Get Laid, Have Fun: Watch The First Trailer For Dwayne Johnson's HBO Comedy 'Ballers'

10 April 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There are people who exude charisma, and then there's Dwayne Johnson. His ability to charm you and pull you into his sphere is nearly unparalleled, and has been a big part of why he's experienced so much big screen success. Now, bringing that force to cable in the HBO comedy series "Ballers," and the first trailer is here. Co-starring Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble, the show finds The Rock playing superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Basically, this looks like the version of "Pain & Gain" we wish Michael Bay had made instead. Read More: Disaster Strikes California In New Trailer For San Andreas With Dwayne Johnson "Ballers" rolls on June 21st. Watch below. Watch our World »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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