Playmakers (2003– )

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The series is a gritty ensemble drama about the off-field lives of a group of players on a pro football team and how they deal with the pressure of being on the professional level.

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 Demetrius Harris (12 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Kelvin 'Buffalo' James (12 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Derek McConnell (12 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Eric Olczyk (12 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Leon Taylor (12 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Coach George (12 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Phil Chambers (11 episodes, 2003)
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 Gene Wilbanks (11 episodes, 2003)
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 Coach Rudman (9 episodes, 2003)
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 Robin Taylor (8 episodes, 2003)
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 Thad Guerwitcz (8 episodes, 2003)
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 Samantha Lovett (7 episodes, 2003)
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 Dr. Gatewood (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Stephen Lyles (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Guard Dog Fredericks (5 episodes, 2003)
Tacquira LaTouche ...
 Herself (5 episodes, 2003)
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The series is a gritty ensemble drama about the off-field lives of a group of players on a pro football team and how they deal with the pressure of being on the professional level.

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In 2004, ESPN cancelled the show following pressure applied by their television partner the National Football League. The show focused on the trials and tribulations of a professional football team. See more »

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Referenced in Collateral (2004) See more »

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NFL canceled this show for no reason!
21 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this show was canceled. I watched it faithfully every Sunday and was waiting for it to restart. It's too bad that another network could not have picked this up, it would have been huge! Great story lines, amazing plots, and even better characters! ESPN and the NFL need to get a grip...just a little too close to home eh boys? Sad...It was a really great show! And to think, why even attempt to make a show about pro football if you weren't prepared to deal with some questions about the reality of the show and how much it had to do with actual pro ball. People aren't that stupid...ESPN and the NFL should know, that a good percentage of athletes have matters such as the ones discussed in the shows, and we tune into their stupid networks just to hear the scores! It would have been nice for people to see what's possible in the life of an athlete...not just a fantasy life on the field only...


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