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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...

HBOWatch Prepares for BALLERS & THE BRINK

HBOWatch Prepares for BALLERS & THE BRINK

Everyone knows that the next round of original programming is coming our way starting Sunday, June 21. It all starts with TRUE DETECTIVES 8-episode second season. Following that show is an hour of comedy with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jack Black. Both actors star in their respective series from 10:00pm – 11:00pm ET. While we have been building up a bit of buzz about the moody troubled souls over on the detective series we thought it was time to give a little attention to BALLERS and THE BRINK as well. We start off with BALLERS. Hey, there is not a shitload of videos to help this series along, what’s up? Guess you don’t need any...

BALLERS and THE BRINK Release Videos

BALLERS and THE BRINK Release Videos

The two new comedies joining TRUE DETECTIVE in June have released their first major footage. The exact details of the series BALLERS and THE BRINK have been vague, but now that they have been announced to appear on the schedule more details are surfacing. Now we have trailers to help define that much more.  First up is BALLERS starring Dwayne Johnson. This show is defined as ENTOURAGE meets professional sports figures. Instead of Hollywood, making movies, babes and agents we change it up to Miami, making plays, babes and agents. Man, those babes and agents get around, don’t they? The show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he...

TRUE DETECTIVE, BALLERS and THE BRINK Premiere 06.21.15

TRUE DETECTIVE, BALLERS and THE BRINK Premiere 06.21.15

Here is the official Press Release relating to HBO’s summer 2015 schedule. HBO has confirmed that the second season of TRUE DETECTIVE and the new series BALLERS and THE BRINK will debut back-to-back on SUNDAY, JUNE 21, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). TRUE DETECTIVE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch star. Written and created by Nic Pizzolatto; first...

In Production: BALLERS

In Production: BALLERS

BALLERS, the Dwayne Johnson sports-themed comedy we have been tracking for a while offers up a look or two. Despite the fact that we know little about the show with no promo or tease yet we do know that it is in production. We first caught track of the project back on 06.07.13; on 11.14.13 we mentioned the title and some casting news; and on 02.14.14 HBO gave it a series order. Confirmation of start-up was announced in November of 2014. The only video glimpse has been in the 2014 YearEnder clip. Now evidence of the series in full production is becoming more evident. Maybe a Tease or Trailer is going to surface in April?  As late as...

HBO’s “Yearender” Trailer Provides First Glimpse at Several New 2015 Series

HBO’s “Yearender” Trailer Provides First Glimpse at Several New 2015 Series

HBO sure knows how to make a trailer. Last year’s “yearender” trailer was just how it sounds: a trailer at the end of the year that wraps up a calendar full of great programming and previews the coming year’s attractions.  HBO saw several series give their final curtain call first with True Blood, then Boardwalk Empire and more recently The Newsrooms saying goodbye forever. But while all may be quiet on HBO right now for the Holidays, 2015 brings with it more new shows than ever before. We know it’s hard to believe but for each of the aforementioned closing series HBO has another lined up that promises similar...

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