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BALLERS
Air Date: Sunday, September 01, 2019
Time Slot: 10:35 PM-11:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#41/502) "Must Be the Shoes"
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Episode #502 (season 5, episode 2): "Must Be the Shoes"

Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 (10:35-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

After learning of competing owner offers, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) engages with past allies. Joe (Rob Corddry) is tasked with apologizing for creating a hostile work environment with the help of Kate (Catherine Haena Kim), a sharp Sports X exec. Ricky (John David Washington) and Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) each consider different kinds of futures, while Charles (Omar Miller) tries to hide some unwelcome news.

Written by Rob Weiss & Stephen Levinson; directed by Chloe Domont.

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BALLERS (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/15 - 10/13/19
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2019-2020 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
5 (47 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 10/13/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, August 2019) Exploring the glamorous, often cutthroat, world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game, BALLERS stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today's players. Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") who also serves as showrunner, the hit comedy series returns for its eight-episode fifth and final season SUNDAY, AUG. 25 (10:30-11:03 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming portals. This season finds Spencer (Johnson) settling into retirement and reflecting on his past, when an offer that's too good to refuse comes his way and sends him back into the lion's den, this time as a team owner. In the wake of his split with Spencer, an ambitious Joe (Rob Corddry) gambles aggressively to make Sports X greater than ever with the help of his new partner, Lance (Russell Brand). Meanwhile, Ricky (John David Washington) has a startling setback that forces him to consider a new kind of future and tests his physical, mental and emotional resolve; Charles (Omar Miller) learns that being a general manager means getting your hands dirty; Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) shifts his focus to his love of professional gaming despite Reggie's (London Brown) wariness; and Jason (Troy Garity) decides to take his career to the next level. Other returning cast regulars include John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.
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