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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 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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Every episode began and ended with the lead character reading in voiceover chapters from a fictional book he had written about his life as a successful sports agent. The point of this was to show that the character did the exact opposite of what he wrote. Robert Wuhl said he got the idea to do this after seeing a book written by Donald J. Trump. Wuhl said he always wondered what the difference was between what was written and what was actually done. See more »

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[Arliss and some clients are playing poker]
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: Yeah, Arliss got me $4.6 million up front. What's the bet?
Arliss Michaels: $2.
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: That's too rich for my blood.
Arliss Michaels: I guess the bus stops here.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kevin Spacey/Beck (1997) See more »

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Extremely funny show.
28 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Arliss is one of the best shows around, especially if you are in to sports. The cameos by notable sports figures make this show a hilarious and notable standout! It is a great venue for some very unique and talented actors such as Michael Boatman (Stanley) and Sandra Oh (Rita).

Check it out when you can, you won't be disappointed.


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