HBO Renews Dwayne Johnson Comedy 'Ballers'

Stephen Levinson-Mark Wahlberg series gets third season
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HBO has renewed jock comedy Ballers for a third season, following shortly after the second-season premiere July 17.

Created by Stephen Levinson, the scripted series looks at the “whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems” of former and current football players. Dwayne Johnson plays an ex-superstar who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for the stars in Miami.

The season two premiere is at 5.7 million viewers to date, HBO said. Ballers’ first season averaged 9.1 million viewers in gross audience — HBO’s biggest half-hour rating in six years.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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