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HBO Renews 'Ballers' for a Second Season (Have You Been Watching?)

10 July 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has announced its renewal of its freshman series "Ballers" for a second season. “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 Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.” The first episode has drawn 8.9 million viewers, although that's cumulative, across all of HBO’s branded platforms, making it HBO’s most watched first episode of a half-hour series since 2009. 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...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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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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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.

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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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'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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Ballers Review: The Rock Makes the Rich Richer in HBO’s Sports Comedy

19 June 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In my review of The Astronaut Wives Club I asked what makes a great summer series. That show wasn’t quite the answer, but Ballers is. Like Entourage, (which creator Steve Levinson also produced) as well as Fox's Empire and Bet's The Game, it’s glossy and fun as it deals with the rich and the even-richer of Miami’s professional football community. No matter where the players end up for the season (with the Dolphins or elsewhere), Miami is the home base for partying, and the nexus of Ballers’ insular world. [caption id="attachment_475063" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via HBO[/caption] Helping to run that world is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the charming straight-shooter Spencer Strasmore, a former linebacker turned financial planner who is making a career off of advising current players both how to manage their money and their lifestyles. The primary player who really needs his advice is Ricky Jerret (John David Washington »

- Allison Keene

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Review: Why did Dwayne Johnson choose HBO's 'Ballers' as his first TV show?

18 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I know exactly why HBO wanted to make its newest comedy series, "Ballers." It's created by "Entourage" producer Steven Levinson, it takes many of that show's lifestyle porn elements and applies them to the world of the NFL and, oh yeah, it stars Dwayne Johnson in his first regular TV role since he called himself The Rock and was a full-time part of the WWE's roster. No, the question I have about "Ballers" (which debuts Sunday at 10 after the new season of "True Detective") is why exactly Johnson felt that this should be his first wholly scripted TV series. "Ballers" isn't especially bad, but nor is it especially good. It's a show that's neither fish nor fowl: not nearly funny enough to really qualify as a comedy (and it's not until the fourth and final episodes sent to critics that it even seems to be trying all that hard to »

- Alan Sepinwall

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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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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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Watch: First Trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s HBO Football Drama ‘Ballers’

11 April 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dwayne Johnson is living the high life in the first trailer for his new HBO football drama.

Johnson plays a retired football player, who now lives vicariously through the young athletes whose finances he manages. Pool parties, yacht parties and house parties abound.

Omar Benson Miller also stars in the show alongside Rob Corddry, Peter Berg and Richard Schiff.

Johnson is exec producing with his “Pain And Gain” co-star Mark Wahlberg; Wahlberg’s manager, Steve Levinson, who also wrote the pilot; showrunner Even Reilly; and Peter Berg, who directed the first episode.

Ballers” premieres on June 21 after season two of “True Detective” and before the debut of another freshman series, “The Brink.”

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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Trailer for Dwayne Johnson's Ballers TV Series

11 April 2015 4:16 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

HBO just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Ballers" TV series, starring Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller and Arielle Kebble. It's produced by Mark Wahlberg and directed (the pilot episode by Peter Berg (Hancock). Check it out below. Plot: Set in Miami, "Ballers" centers 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. 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 are going through and tries (in vain) to protect them from making the »

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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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