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9 items from 2014


Ballers: HBO Orders Dwayne Johnson Comedy Series

17 February 2014 4:17 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has ordered another new comedy series. Ballers will star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in his first regular TV series acting role. He recently hosted reality competition The Hero for TNT.

Ballers will follow the lives of a group of former and current football players and comes from Stephen Levinson (Entourage), who wrote the script and will executive produce along with Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Evan Reilly and Peter Berg (who will direct the pilot).

Others in the cast include Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett.

The pickup of Ballers follows HBO's decision to greenlight The Brink, a comedy which will star Tim Robbins and Jack Black.

What do you think? Does Ballers sound interesting to you? Will you give it a try? »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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HBO Orders Dwayne Johnson's 'Ballers' To Series (Omar Benson Miller, LeToya Luckett, Others Star)

14 February 2014 9:46 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

HBO has ordered Dwayne Johnson's Ballers to series - the half-hour dramedy project we first alerted you to in May. Johnson (an athlete himself - he played college football, and was a WWF star), will star in a series which centers on the lives of retired athletes living in Miami.  He'll be joined by Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son in his first major acting role), Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett. John David Washington, also a former college football player who had a stint in the NFL and has now turned to acting, following in his father's (and »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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HBO Orders Dwayne Johnson's 'Ballers' To Series (Omar Benson Miller, LeToya Luckett, Others Star)

14 February 2014 9:46 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has ordered Dwayne Johnson's Ballers to series - the half-hour dramedy project we first alerted you to in May. Johnson (an athlete himself - he played college football, and was a WWF star), will star in a series which centers on the lives of retired athletes living in Miami.  He'll be joined by Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son in his first major acting role), Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett. John David Washington, also a former college football player who had a stint in the NFL and has now turned to acting, following in his father's (and sister's) footsteps. Also Donovan Carter, a former college football player as well, joins the cast as well. Ballers is executive produced by Johnon's Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg, with Stephen Levinson (Entourage) penning the script and executive...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Dwayne Johnson Is Coming To HBO With Half-Hour Comedy Ballers

14 February 2014 9:37 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the most consistently bankable stars in Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has dabbled in everything from high-octane action (the Fast & Furious franchise) to family fare (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) to reality television (TNT’s The Hero). Now, premium cable channel HBO is getting in on the action by ordering a half-hour comedy called Ballers, which Johnson will both star in and executive-produce.

Ballers will follow the lives of a diverse assortment of current and former football players. Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired athlete. The show will also star Omar Benson Miller as “affable” former athlete Charles; John David Washington as “highly competitive and highly spiritual” pro athlete Ricky; Rob Corddry as financial advisor Joe; Troy Garity as a top-of-the-line sports agent named Jason, Donovan Carter as Vernon, a pro athlete struggling to keep the focus on his family; Jazmyn Simon as Julie, the wife of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Rock Has His Own HBO Show -- Miami Comedy 'Ballers'

14 February 2014 6:46 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has given a series greenlight to "Ballers," a half-hour comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, reports Deadline. The series, which was ordered to pilot back in May of last year, will be the actor's first lead role in a scripted series (or not, depending on how you want to categorize professional wrestling). "Ballers," which was written by Stephen Levinson ("Entourage"), is set in Miami and is about a group of current and former football players. Johnson is playing retired athlete Spencer Strasmore. Omar Benson Miller ("Miracle at St. Anna") is Charles, a former pro athlete looking for what's next, and John David Washington (son of Denzel) is Ricky, a competitive, spiritual pro. Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett also star. "Ballers" is executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, who starred with Johnson in "Pain & Gain" and who currently produces "Boardwalk Empire" for HBO. »

- Alison Willmore

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The Rock Has His Own HBO Show -- Miami Comedy 'Ballers'

14 February 2014 6:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO has given a series greenlight to "Ballers," a half-hour comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, reports Deadline. The series, which was ordered to pilot back in May of last year, will be the actor's first lead role in a scripted series (or not, depending on how you want to categorize professional wrestling). "Ballers," which was written by Stephen Levinson ("Entourage"), is set in Miami and is about a group of current and former football players. Johnson is playing retired athlete Spencer Strasmore. Omar Benson Miller ("Miracle at St. Anna") is Charles, a former pro athlete looking for what's next, and John David Washington (son of Denzel) is Ricky, a competitive, spiritual pro. Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett also star. "Ballers" is executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, who starred with Johnson in "Pain & Gain" and who currently produces "Boardwalk Empire" for HBO. »

- Alison Willmore

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Dwayne Johnson’s HBO Football Pilot Picked Up to Series

13 February 2014 11:49 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The uncanny similarities between Dwayne Johnson and Lena Dunham just keep mounting now that Johnson's HBO pilot has been picked up to series. In addition to Johnson heading up the show as a a retired athlete, Ballers costars Rob Corddry as a brown-nosing financial adviser, Omar Benson Miller as a pro player looking for a second career, and a number of other quality performers playing a variety of interesting roles that will quiet that small voice inside you that said, "The Rock? HBO show? Starring in? Whaa?" »

- Halle Kiefer

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Ballers’ Ordered to Series by HBO

13 February 2014 4:17 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dwayne Johnson will return to television, but he won’t be wrestling. The former WWE wrestler-turned-movie-star will lead and executive produce “Ballers,” a half-hour series looking into the lives of a group of former and current football players, an HBO representative told TheWrap. Also read: David Fincher Remaking ‘Utopia’ for HBO With ‘Gone Girl’ Author Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired athlete living in Miami. It co-stars Omar Benson MillerJohn David WashingtonRob CorddryTroy GarityDonovan CarterJazmyn SimonTaylor Cole and LeToya Luckett. Mark Wahlberg will executive produce with Johnson, Steve Levinson, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, »

- Jethro Nededog

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Dwayne Johnson’s HBO Half-Hour Pilot ‘Ballers’ Picked Up To Series

13 February 2014 4:02 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Dwayne Johnson is headed to HBO‘s primetime. The pay cable network has picked up to series half-hour pilot Ballers toplined by the wrestling and movie star in his first major series gig. He is executive producing the series with his Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg; Wahlberg’s manager/frequent producing partner Steve Levinson, on whose original idea the project is based; showrunner Even Reilly; and Peter Berg, who directed the pilot. Written by Levinson in his pilot-writing debut, Ballers is exploring the lives of a group of former and current football players. Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired athlete. The cast includes Omar Benson Miller as Charles, an affable former pro athlete who is searching for his next career; Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington as Ricky, a highly competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete; Rob Corddry as Joe, a financial advisor who tries really hard to »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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