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‘Hoops’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season

‘Hoops’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season
Netflix has canceled its basketball-themed adult animated series Hoops after one season, Deadline has confirmed.

The streamer looks at a show’s viewership versus its cost and decided not to move forward with a second season, according to a source with knowledge of the decision to cancel the series.

Hoops, from creator Ben Hoffman, Phil Lord, Chris Miller & 20th TV, premiered on August 21.

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In the series, Jake Johnson starred as a hotheaded, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his god-awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around. The voice cast also included Rob Riggle, Natasha Leggero, Ron Funches, Cleo King and A.D. Miles.

Hoffman, Johnson, Seth Cohen, M. Dickson, Itay Reiss, Lord and Miller served as executive producers. Hoops was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and animated by Bento Box.

Variety was first to report the cancellation.
See full article at Deadline »

TV News Roundup: HBO Unveils ‘The Weight of Gold’ Trailer (Watch)

TV News Roundup: HBO Unveils ‘The Weight of Gold’ Trailer (Watch)
In today’s TV news roundup, HBO revealed the trailer for “The Weight of Gold,” a documentary about Olympians’ mental health challenges, and Netflix announced the premiere date for its upcoming animated comedy “Hoops.”

Greenlights

Epix announced “By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem,” a four-part docuseries that explores the music scene of 1960s Harlem and connects it to music trends seen today, will premiere this fall. The series will combine moments from the cabler’s drama series “Godfather of Harlem” with archival footage and interviews to tell the story of Harlem musicians who used their voices, instruments and music as weapons against oppression. Contemporary artists will be featured as well. The docuseries is executive produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Keith McQuirter.

First Looks

HBO unveiled the official trailer for “The Weight of Gold,” set to premiere July 29. Featuring interviews with Michael Phelps,
See full article at Variety »

Hoops: Netflix Animated Series Gets Release Date and Trailer

Hoops: Netflix Animated Series Gets Release Date and Trailer
Netflix just added Michael Jordan and ‘96 Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance to its streams this month. Now it’s set to add another very important basketball story.

Hoops is the latest animated comedy for Netflix and it will follow a temperamental high school basketball coach Ben Hopkins (Jake Johnson) who is set on turning his awful team into a winner just so he can feel slightly less miserable. The project comes with some high-profile talent attached. Prolific animation producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord will reunite with their Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star in Johnson and serve as executive producers. Seth Cohen and M. Dickson executive produce as well. The series was created by Ben Hoffman.

Hoops will premiere August 21, 2020 on Netflix. The streamer also revealed a trailer to offer up a first look at the series.

Remember, kids, the most important thing about shooting is the follow-through. I’m no Phil Jackson,
See full article at Den of Geek »

Jake Johnson’s Foul-Mouthed Basketball Coach Leads New Netflix Comedy ‘Hoops’

Jake Johnson’s Foul-Mouthed Basketball Coach Leads New Netflix Comedy ‘Hoops’
A foul-mouthed basketball coach played by Jake Johnson is the star of Hoops, Netflix’s new animated comedy series from writer and producer Ben Hoffman.

Johnson, who previously worked with Hoffman on New Girl, voices Coach Ben Hopkins, a petty and bad-tempered coach who is desperate to prove himself by training his underperforming high school basketball team into champions. He’s got his work cut out for him: as shown in the series teaser, Hopkins can barely get the ball in the net himself, and not without cussing out the entire court.
See full article at Rolling Stone »

‘Hoops’: Premiere Date & Teaser For Netflix’s Adult Toon Series; Ron Riggle & Others Join Cast

‘Hoops’: Premiere Date & Teaser For Netflix’s Adult Toon Series; Ron Riggle & Others Join Cast
Netflix’s has rounded out the team and set a tipoff date for its basketball-themed adult animated series from creator Ben Hoffman, Phil Lord, Chris Miller & 20th TV.

Rob Riggle, Natasha Leggero, Ron Funches, Cleo King and A.D. Miles have joined the voice cast of Hoops alongside Jake Johnson. The action begins Friday, August 21. Watch the first teaser above.

Hoops centers on a hotheaded, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Johnson) who thinks turning around his god-awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around.

Here are the character descriptions:

Johnson is Coach Ben Hopkins, a pathetic, angry, foul-mouthed coach desperate to prove himself but always looking for an easy way to get the job done. He’s shameless and selfish, and given the opportunity to do the right thing, he fails most of the time. Riggle is Barry Hopkins, Ben’s father. A former pro athlete-turned-steakhouse owner,
See full article at Deadline »

‘Hoops’ First Look: Netflix Laces Up for Animated Basketball Comedy with Jake Johnson

‘Hoops’ First Look: Netflix Laces Up for Animated Basketball Comedy with Jake Johnson
Netflix is hoping for a slam dunk with “Hoops,” the streaming service’s upcoming animated basketball comedy. Netflix has unveiled a teaser trailer for the show, which will premiere its first season August 21.

Per Netflix, “Hoops” is an animated comedy sitcom that centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Jake Johnson) who thinks turning around his god-awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around.

Speaking of having a foul-mouth, Netflix’s teaser trailer for the series indicates that “Hoops” is clearly part of the entertainment industry’s newfound fondness for adult animated comedies — “fuck” is the trailer’s most-used word by a considerable margin. And if the one-minute teaser is any indication, “Hoops” is shaping up to be a legitimately funny affair; the video consists entirely of Johnson’s hapless character attempting to land a shot while his incredulous team wordlessly watches from nearby.
See full article at Indiewire »

Netflix’s ‘Hoops’ Sets Jeny Batten & M. Dickson As Showrunners

Netflix’s ‘Hoops’ Sets Jeny Batten & M. Dickson As Showrunners
Former Disenchantment co-executive producers Jeny Batten and M. Dickson have been tapped as showrunners for Netflix’s adult animated series Hoops, starring former New Girl star Jake Johnson, from writer-comedian Ben Hoffman, Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), Bento Box (Bob’s Burgers) and 20th Century Fox TV.

Created and written by Hoffman, the 10-episode Hoops centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his godawful team will take him to the “big leagues.”

Lord, Miller, Seth Cohen and Johnson executive produce with Hoffman. 20th Century Fox, where Lord and Miller are under a pod deal, is producing with Bento Box Animation.

Batten and Dickson served as co-executive producers on Disenchantment and wrote on Superstore and Instant Mom. They are repped by Paradigm.
See full article at Deadline »

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