Film/TV

HBO renews ‘Ballers’ and ‘Insecure’

 

Justina Mintz / HBO

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 this week 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 same time as the U.S. every Monday at 10am*, with a same day primetime encore at 10pm*, exclusively on HBO. The latest episodes and past seasons of the series are also streaming on HBO GO.

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.

Season three credits: BALLERS was created by Stephen Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs, Karyn McCarthy.

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, INSECURE follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce star in the show, which returned for its eight-episode second season same time as the U.S. every Monday at 10.30am*, with a same day primetime encore at 10.30pm*, exclusively on HBO. Stream the latest episodes or catch up on past seasons of the series on HBO GO.

Season two credits: INSECURE was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.

*Due to the overrun of GAME OF THRONES that is airing prior, the start times for episodes of BALLERS Season 3 and INSECURE Season 2 will vary. Please refer to the following table for the airing information of the two HBO Original comedy series.

 

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