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Ballers Season 2: Halftime Report

Ballers Season 2: Halftime Report

  Looking at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players in sun-soaked Miami. Created by Stephen Levinson the hit comedy series kicked off its ten-episode second season Sunday July 17. Even though, its first season proved a ratings boon for HBO, HBOWatch opted out of weekly reviews. Below is Halftime Report of the first five episodes of the sophomore season. The first half of the season has been full of fumbles, a friend induced chop block, and one hell of a...

HBO’s BALLERS Already Gets A Season Three

HBO’s BALLERS Already Gets A Season Three

BALLERS must be doing something right. We have not seen any numbers yet, nor do we hold much interest in them, but BALLERS Season 2 must have had a heck of a turnout for the debut of its sophomore season. Via the press release below HBO announces that the series will return in 2017.     HBO RENEWS BALLERS FOR THIRD SEASON   LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2016 – Following the return of the hit show for its second season on July 17, HBO has renewed the comedy series BALLERS for a third season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.    “Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the...

BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS Each Drop Promos

BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS Each Drop Promos

The end is in sight for the current season of SILICON VALLEY and VEEP so eyes are turning towards the next two comedies on the schedule. That will be Season Two of HBO’s well received BALLLERS with Dwayne Johnson and the debut of Danny McBride’s VICE PRINCIPALS with Walton Goggins. Both shows arrive on 07.17.16. Each has dropped video clips to be shared. Up first is BALLERS which will air at 10:00pm. It has already launched a Season Two Tease. Here is a slightly longer Season two Trailer: The show also dropped a clip on NFL Draft Day and we’ll share that one as well.   Also out to catch our attention is the new comedy VICE...

HBO Releases Summer Premiere Dates for THE NIGHT OF, BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS

HBO Releases Summer Premiere Dates for THE NIGHT OF, BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS

As is customary for HBO once a season is about to launch, in this case GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP, it teases us for the season ahead. The early summer slate has been officially announced including premiere dates and times for each. Coming in July are the limited series THE NIGHT OF, Season two of BALLERS and the new comedy series VICE PRINCIPALS. Here are details via a press release:  THE NIGHT OF, an eight-part limited series created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time. Starring John Turturro and...

BALLERS Season Two Trailer

BALLERS Season Two Trailer

Whoa, Dwayne Johnson would just pound us if he knew we neglected the Trailer for Season Two of BALLERS. We better take care of that. But first, just in case you put the show out of your mind let’s get up to speed. Johnson plays Spencer Strasmore, a former pro football player now financial manager, surrounded by athletes with big deals and the babes that aren’t far behind in the hot, fun locale of Miami, Florida. It is the world of BALLERS Season One played out for 10 episodes from 06.21.15 to 08.23.15 alongside THE BRINK; that show fell off the brink into cancellation, but BALLERS gets to come around for another season. If you recall at...

Ballers Season One – Post Game

Ballers Season One – Post Game

When Ballers first aired, it was not what one might call, a runaway hit. The dialogue was cliché, the plots trope, and the characters felt like the guys from Entourage had bulked up and moved to the other side of the agent’s desk. Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry had fairly good on-screen chemistry. Omar Miller kind of felt like Private Edward Garlick in Good Morning, Vietnam (played by Forest Whittaker), and John David Washington sounded so much like Denzel that I needed to watch The Pelican Brief again. But, HBO decided to pick up a second season before the 3rd episode even aired, and with good reason. After you get past the initially...

HBO Moves Forward with Ballers Season 2

HBO Moves Forward with Ballers Season 2

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2015 – HBO has renewed the series BALLERS for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “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 Lombardo. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.” From creator Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire”), BALLERS looks at the lives of former and current football players, following former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne...

Ballers: First Impressions

Ballers: First Impressions

Ballers is actually HBO’s second TV show focused on the world of Football. The original HBO venture was 1st and Ten it was a football sitcom, and lasted six seasons. Unlike 1st and Ten I highly doubt that Ballers will get six seasons. It’s not a terrible show by any stretch, but if you compare it to the rest of HBO’s catalog the first episode doesn’t really impress. Dwayne Johnson is often times an over the top action hero, who looks like he could tear a building down with his bare hands. Watch the Fast and The Furious franchise, or Pain & Gain to see him play an insane muscle bound lunatic. With Ballers however...

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