HBO Released Episode Descriptions For ‘Ballers’ August Airings

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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; co-executive producer, Carter Harris; supervising producer, Steve Sharlet; producers, David Levinson and Janace Tashjian; co-producers, Julie Camino, Olivier Arnesen, Joseph Krutel and Spencer Strasmore; executive story editor, Rashard Mendenhall.
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Episode #23 (season 3, episode 3): “In the Teeth”

            Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 6 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

            Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) encounters resistance to his Vegas expansion initiative in LA and Oakland. Joe (Rob Corddry) takes a detour with Reggie (London Brown); Jason (Troy Garity) blasts Kisan (Kris Lofton) for his lack of transparency; Charles (Omar Benson Miller) bristles over Larry’s (Dulé Hill) failure to give him credit for a lineman he landed; Ricky (John David Washington) jumps to conclusions.

Written by Carter Harris; directed by David Katzenberg.

Episode #24 (season 3, episode 4): “Ride and Die”

            Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

            Desperate to score a key owner’s blessing to bring pro football to Vegas, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe (Rob Corddry) find themselves in a race against the clock involving a pair of equally critical meetings. Spurned by his new teammates, Ricky (John David Washington) stages his own private workout, and finds roses aren’t enough to appease an angry Amber (Brittany S. Hall). Vernon (Donovan Carter) looks for a second chance; tensions between Charles (Omar Benson Miller) and Larry (Dulé Hill) escalate after a tryout for Kisan (Kris Lofton).

Written by Rob Weiss; directed by David Katzenberg.

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Episode #25 (season 3, episode 5): “Make Believe”

            Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 20 (10:15-10:45 p.m.)

            Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) faces new challenges getting Wayne (Steve Guttenberg) to finance his Vegas initiative, and ponders his place in the big picture. Looking to mend a long-festering feud between Larry (Dulé Hill) and Coach Berg (Peter Berg), Julie (Jazmyn Simon) persuades Charles (Omar Benson Miller) to invite both men over for a home-cooked meal. Vernon (Donovan W. Carter ) is surprised by an unscheduled visit from a league official; Joe (Rob Corddry) becomes obsessed with virtual reality; Ricky (John David Washington) loses focus and pays the price.

Written by Evan Reilly; directed by Chloe Domont.

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Episode #26 (season 3, episode 6): “I Hate New York”

            Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 27 (10:25-10:55 p.m.)

            With the owners’ meeting a week away, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson), Joe (Rob Corddry) and Mr. Anderson (Richard Schiff) head north in search of financing for a Vegas stadium. Larry (Dulé Hill) tests the limits of Charles’ (Omar Benson Miller) loyalty and patience; Ricky (John David Washington) gets a sobering diagnosis, and presses Jason (Troy Garity) to close a deal.

Written by Steve Sharlet; directed by Millicent Shelton.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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