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BALLERS
June 21, 2015  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: A cross between Jerry Maguire, Arli$$ and Entourage, this new comedy series stars Dwayne Johnson as a former Miami Dolphins defensive star who, after retiring, tries to make it as a financial consultant, specializing in representing his wealthy former peers. It’s a funnier show than expected – well, funnier than I expected, anyway, and Johnson does very well here, essentially playing the straight man reacting to insults and insanity all around him. For my review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, visit the Fresh Air website.
 
 
 
 
 
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