HBO Releases Synopses For July Episodes Of Hit Series ‘Ballers,’ Highlight Hollywood News


HBO releases synopses for it hit series “Ballers,” which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who currently is Hollywood’s reigning film leading man in action films.  The drama that centers on ball players in the L.A. area is picking up steam.


Episode #3 “Move the Chains”

Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 5 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: July 5 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 6 (12:45 a.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.), 8 (11:30 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.), 10 (1:00 a.m.) and 11 (10:45 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 6 (7:00 p.m.), 7 (1:15 a.m.), 10 (6:00 p.m.) and 11 (8:30 p.m.), and Aug. 30 (noon)

Hoping to attract new clients, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe (Rob Corddry) hold a corporate event on a yacht. In their fight over Vernon (Donovan Carter), Spencer and Reggie’s (London Brown) rivalry hits the boiling point. Bored by retirement, Charles (Omar Miller) lets loose for a night. Ricky (John David Washington) learns his beef with his teammate, Alonzo (Antoine Harris), may be due to an unsavory connection.

Written by Evan Reilly; directed by Julian Farino.


Episode #4 “Heads Will Roll”

Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: July 12 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 13 (1:00 a.m.), 14 (10:45 p.m.), 15 (11:30 p.m.), 16 (8:30 p.m.), 17 (12:45 a.m.) and 18 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 13 (7:00 p.m.), 14 (3:30 a.m.), 17 (6:00 p.m.) and 18 (8:30 p.m.), and Aug. 1 (7:30 p.m.) and 30 (12:30 p.m.)

Facing pressure from Tracy (Arielle Kebbel), Spencer pays a visit to a neurologist. Charles is pursued by a woman he met the night before, while Joe breaks the rules to bag a big client. Ricky, facing more trouble, finds himself a mantra. After Reggie tries to hijack Vernon’s re-negotiation, Spencer takes a stand.

Written by Rob Weiss; directed by Julian Farino.


Episode #5 “Machete Charge”

Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: July 19 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 20 (midnight), 21 (11:00 p.m.), 22 (11:30 p.m.), 23 (8:30 p.m.), 24 (1:15 a.m.) and 25 (1:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 20 (7:00 p.m.), 21 (1:00 a.m.), 24 (6:30 p.m.) and 25 (8:30 p.m.), and Aug. 1 (8:00 p.m.) and 30 (1:00 p.m.)

Ricky tries to find common ground with Alonzo. Charles’ marriage is put to the test. Spencer and Joe step in to help Vernon with a crisis.

Written by Steve Sharlet; directed by Seith Mann.


Episode #6 “Everything Is Everything”

Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 26 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: July 26 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 27 (3:00 a.m.), 28 (10:00 p.m.), 29 (11:30 p.m.), 30 (8:30 p.m.) and 31 (12:20 a.m.), and Aug. 1 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 27 (7:00 p.m.), 28 (1:45 a.m.) and 31 (5:15 p.m.), and Aug. 1 (8:30 p.m.) and 30 (1:30 p.m.)

Charles decides to be selfish for a change, while Joe negotiates with Maximo (Clifton Collins Jr.). When Ricky’s off-field activities are exposed by the press, he’s forced to open up in order to save his career. Spencer decides to face his fears after he’s confronted by Tracy.

Written by Evan Reilly; directed by John Fortenberry.


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; co-executive producer, Hiram Garcia.





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