Ballers

Dwayne Johnson HBO Comedy 'Ballers' Picked Up to Series

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 13, 2014 06:54 PM
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Just as we said with HBO's earlier pickups of Jack Black-Tim Robbins comedy 'The Brink' and David Fincher's 'Utopia,' the final seasons of 'True Blood,' 'The Newsroom' and 'Boardwalk Empire,' atop the cancellations of 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies' have left some major holes to fill in the lineup. Cue another series order, this time for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson pro-football comedy 'Ballers,' with such talent attached as Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Rob Corddry!

Dwayne Johnson HBO Series 'Ballers' Adds 'Hot Tub Time Machine' Star Rob Corddry

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 13, 2013 02:10 PM
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Dwayne Johnson's movie stock remains consistently on the rise, but should the 'Fast & Furious' actor decide to make forthcoming HBO pilot 'Ballers' a permanent home, he'll at least be in good company. 'Hot Tub Time Manchine 2' star Rob Corddry has officially signed on to the new Mark Wahlberg-produced sports dramedy, but will it be a permanent position?