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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 and Mark Wahlberg to Headline HBO Athlete Dramedy Pilot

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 02, 2013 02:05 PM
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After dominating the box office this past weekend with Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain,' Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are heading to the last place we expected to find them -- the small screen. The body-building duo will reunite for an upcoming HBO drama pilot about retired athletes in Miami, with Johnson set to star and Peter Berg attached to direct a script from 'Entourage' writer Stephen Levinson. But is there any chance HBO would pass on such a star-studded series?