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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience.

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 Arliss Michaels (79 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Rita Wu (53 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Kirby Carlisle (52 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Stanley Babson (46 episodes, 1996-2002)
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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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In one episode of the show, we see Ariss Michaels watching on old video of himself winning money on "The $10,000 Pyramid" game show. We learn that Michaels used his winnings as seed money to start his agency business. Robert Wuhl was an actual contestant on the show and the game show footage that aired was real. See more »

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[Show opening voiceover]
Arliss Michaels: For most of us the dream of becoming a champion remains a fantasy. But for a special few it is very much a reality. We cheer them. We live through them. Athletes are our last warriors. My job is to make their dreams come true. My name is Arliss Michaels. I represent athletes. These are my stories.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Half-Decent Proposal (2002) See more »

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Beyond Brilliant
4 July 2003 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

Arli$$ is beyond brilliant. It is down-to-earth, greedy, and real! I am not a sports fan, but I can't wait to see the next present in store for me when I watch Arli$$. There is no show in TV's history that is able to entertain and move you at the same time, than Arli$$.

The cast:

Robert Wuhl as Arliss Michaels should receive an Emmy

Jim Turner as Kirby Carlisle should receive an Emmy

Sandra Oh as Rita Wu should receive an Emmy (and I luv her! :)

Michael Boatman as Stanley Babson should receive an Emmy

I can't imagine a better cast. They all perform 110%. They bring their characters to life. This show is incredible!!!

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