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Ballers 

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A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends and handlers.

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Stephen Levinson
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693 ( 87)

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2019   2018   2017   2016   2015  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Dwayne Johnson ...  Spencer Strasmore 47 episodes, 2015-2019
John David Washington ...  Ricky Jerret 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Donovan W. Carter ...  Vernon Littlefield 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Troy Garity ...  Jason Antolotti / ... 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Omar Benson Miller ...  Charles Greane 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Rob Corddry ...  Joe Krutel 47 episodes, 2015-2019
London Brown ...  Reggie 46 episodes, 2015-2019
Jazmyn Simon ...  Julie Greane / ... 38 episodes, 2015-2019
Carl McDowell ...  TTD 35 episodes, 2015-2019
Richard Schiff ...  Mr. Anderson / ... 26 episodes, 2015-2019
Dulé Hill ...  Larry Siefert 22 episodes, 2015-2017
Brittany S. Hall ...  Amber / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Robert Wisdom ...  Dennis 22 episodes, 2015-2019
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Storyline

Ballers is a half-hour comedy series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Written by ahmetkozan

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Taglines:

Legends Don't Die. They Reinvent. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dwayne Johnson did play professional football . He was briefly with the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL (Canadian Football League) before being cut. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: The Peter Principal (2017) See more »

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It's pretty good actually and VERY realistic !
20 July 2015 | by sergio-kreeftSee all my reviews

I really enjoy this series, i truly do ! Why ? Not because i want in-depth scripts and complex personalities and such but genuine laid-back real-life drama. A TV series that you can get into from the first episode and by the end you know what's up. No need to watch the first 5 episodes before it all starts making sense. It's realistic and therefore it appeals to a lot of people even though most people haven't lived that sort of life or know celebrities for that matter. We know enough through the tabloids, TV, news, internet, etc etc. to know how some people can't carry the weight of success and they end up on the wrong side of history. We've seen many examples and of course we have also seen people that handle it pretty well too.

Whether they are athletes, actors or singers or whatever, they are all subjected to all sorts of seductions, schemes, paparazzi, and of course freeloading people around them. In that respect the series is very realistic. It is of course laced with predictable outcomes by that's all fine as they still make it all very enjoyable and easy to watch.

The actors they picked are very good for the roles they play so i don't see the negativism that some people have. Maybe they expected Grammy award plots, i don't know ...

It's just great entertainment, beautiful people & cars, good music, tight dresses and tailored suits and no psychic bloating.

My only point of criticism is that each episode is too short. It should be twice as long (50 instead of just 25 minutes).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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