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BALLERS
Air Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time Slot: 10:15 PM-10:45 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#25/305) "Make Believe"
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Episode #25 (season 3, episode 5): "Make Believe"

Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 20 (10:15-10:45 p.m.)

Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) faces new challenges getting Wayne (Steve Guttenberg) to finance his Vegas initiative, and ponders his place in the big picture. Looking to mend a long-festering feud between Larry (Dulé Hill) and Coach Berg (Peter Berg), Julie (Jazmyn Simon) persuades Charles (Omar Benson Miller) to invite both men over for a home-cooked meal. Vernon (Donovan W. Carter ) is surprised by an unscheduled visit from a league official; Joe (Rob Corddry) becomes obsessed with virtual reality; Ricky (John David Washington) loses focus and pays the price.

Written by Evan Reilly; directed by Chloe Domont.

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BALLERS (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2017)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's fourth) on 8/8/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, August 2017) With both series seeing record viewership this season, HBO has renewed the comedy series BALLERS for a fourth season and INSECURE for a third season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. "We're thrilled that the summer lineup of BALLERS and INSECURE connected with our viewers out of the gate," said Gravitt. "We're so proud to work with Dwayne, Issa and all of the amazing talent in both shows." 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 (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), the hit comedy series returned for its ten-episode third season Sunday, July 23 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Other cast regulars for the current season include: Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Donovan Carter as Vernon Littlefield
· Dulé Hill as Larry Siefert
· Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore
· Jazmyn Simon as Julie Greane
· John David Washington as Ricky Jerret
· London Brown as Reggie
· Omar Miller as Charles Greane
· Rob Corddry as Joe Krutel
· Troy Garity as Jason
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dany Garcia as EP
· Denis Biggs as EP
· Dwayne Johnson as EP
· Evan Reilly as EP
· Julian Farino as EP
· Mark Wahlberg as EP
· Peter Berg as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Rob Weiss as EP
· Steve Levinson as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Closest to the Hole Productions
· Film 44
· Leverage Management