BALLERS SEASON 3 EPISODES

After baring his soul at the rookie symposium and undergoing hip surgery, Spencer Strasmore returns with a new outlook and fresh goals, hoping to forge bonds with new players across the country while improving his relationships with existing clients.

With league certification in hand, Joe Krutel and Spencer go after a jackpot deal. Ricky Jerret’s newfound discoveries affect his personal and professional life; Vernon Littlefield and Reggie accept a risky endorsement deal; ex-player Charles Greane learns that working in the front office is as rough as playing on the gridiron; and Jason Antolotti continues to orchestrate deals to satisfy both players’ bank accounts and their oversized egos.

In an ever-changing business where the shelf life for stardom and multi-million-dollar contracts are short, Spencer is intent on proving that the key to successful sports management isn’t just about making money and having fun — it’s about delivering on the promises you make.

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 returns for its ten-episode third season SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:00–10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Other returning cast regulars include Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill. Guest stars include Richard Schiff, Steve Guttenberg, Steven Weber, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Serinda Swan.

Upcoming episodes:

Episode #30 (season 3, episode 10): “Yay Area” (season finale)

Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 (10:00–10:30 p.m.)

Photo: Dwayne Johnson (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe (Rob Corddry) get a late-game assist in their efforts to win over team owners. After soul-searching, Ricky (John David Washington) maps out a new future. Jason (Troy Garity) gets Charles (Omar Benson Miller) another crack at a coveted job. Reggie (London Brown) makes an impact at training camp.

Written by Evan Reilly; directed by Julian Farino.

Photos (L-R): Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, Steven Weber, Richard Schiff; John David Washington; Richard Schiff, Rob Corddry
Photos (L-R): Dwayne Johnson; Omar Benson Miller; Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #29 (season 3, episode 9): “Crackback”

Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 (10:00–10:30 p.m.)

Photo: Dwayne Johnson (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy. Ricky (John David Washington) arrives at a crossroads, personally and professionally. Charles (Omar Benson Miller) sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.

Written by Evan Reilly & Steve Sharlet; directed by Julian Farino.

Photos: Dwayne Johnson; Rob Corddry
Photos: Troy Garity, John David Washington; Rob Corddry, Dwayne Johnson (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #28 (season 3, episode 8): “Alley-Oops”

Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 (10:30–11:00 p.m.)

Photo: Rob Corddry, Dwayne Johnson (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) gets unexpected info that leads him to reassess his priorities. Joe (Rob Corddry) considers the best way to break bad news to the ASM staff. Marginalized once again by Larry (Dulé Hill), Charles (Omar Benson Miller) decides to take matters into his own hands.

Written by Rashard Mendenhall; directed by David Katzenberg.

Photos: Rob Corddry, Dwayne Johnson; Troy Garity
Photos (L-R): Dule Hill, Omar Benson Miller; Dwayne Johnson; John David Washington (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #27 (season 3, episode 7): “Ricky-Leaks”

Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 3 (10:00–10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Photo: Donovan W. Carter, John David Washington, Dwayne Johnson, Eddie George, Omar Benson Miller (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) finds himself in damage-control mode after an incident involving Ricky (John David Washington) and a brash high-schooler. Excited over a possible plum job, Charles (Omar Benson Miller) bristles at Julie’s (Jazmyn Simon) lack of disclosure at work. Looking to reduce Vernon’s (Donovan Carter) suspension, Reggie (London Brown) impresses Candace (Emayatzy Corinealdi) at the league office. Spencer and Joe (Rob Corddry) find themselves at odds with Anderson (Richard Schiff) over ASM’s future.

Written by Rob Weiss; directed by Rob Weiss.

Photos: Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, Richard Schiff; Jazmyn Simon, Omar Benson Miller
Photos: London Brown, Rob Corddry; Dwayne Johnson (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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

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

Photo: Rob Corddry, Dwayne Johnson, Richard Schiff (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

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.

Photos (L-R): Rob Corddry, Dwayne Johnson; Dule Hill, Omar Benson Miller; Dwayne Johnson, Richard Schiff, Rob Corddry
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Episode #25 (season 3, episode 5): “Make Believe”

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

Photo: Rob Corddry, Richard Schiff, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Guttenberg (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

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.

Photos: Omar Benson Miller; Emayatzy Corinealdi, Dwayne Johnson
Photos: Jazmyn Simon; Steve Guttenberg
Photos: Rod Corddry; Dwayne Johnson (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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

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

Photo: Dwayne Johnson, Steve Guttenberg (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

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.

Photo: Christopher McDonald,; Rob Corddry; Dwayne Johnson; Serinda Swan (Credit for both: Jeff Daly/HBO).
Photos (L-R): Steve Guttenberg; Omar Benson Miller, Dulé Hill; Brittany S. Hall (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #23 (season 3, episode 3): “In the Teeth”

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

Photo: Richard Schiff, Dwayne Johnson (Credit: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

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.

Photos: Emayatzy Corinealdi; Rob Corddry, Dwayne Johnson
Photos: Dwayne Johnson; Omar Benson Miller, Peter Berg
Photos: John David Washington, Brittany S. Hall; Dwayne Johnson (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #22 (season 3, episode 2): “Bull Rush”

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

Photo: John David Washington, Dwayne Johnson. (Credit: Jeff Daly/courtesy of HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

In Las Vegas on business, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) gets reacquainted with Chloe (Serina Swan), an old flame now working for Wayne (Steve Guttenberg), while Ricky (John David Washington) challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe (Rob Corddry) to represent top running back Kisan (Kris Lofton), Jason (Troy Garity) ends up sweating it out in a tough neighborhood. Charles (Omar Benson Miller) gets a public-speaking primer from Julie (Jazmyn Simon); Vernon (Donovan Carter) and Reggie (London Brown) make a risky endorsement deal.

Written by Evan Reilly; directed by David Katzenberg.

Episode #21 (season 3, episode 1): “Seeds of Expansion”

Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:00–10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Photo: Richard Schiff, Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, Steve Guttenberg (Credit: Jeff Daly/courtesy of HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Looking to score high-profile clients to pay off his debts to Ricky (John David Washington) and Vernon (Donovan Carter), Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) hits a roadblock with Mr. Anderson (Richard Schiff), who wants to focus on the Las Vegas market by partnering with casino magnate Wayne Hastings, Jr. (Steve Guttenberg). Ricky ponders fatherhood; Vernon (Donovan Carter) and Reggie (London Brown) eye an edgy endorsement; Larry (Dulé Hill) makes Charles (Omar Benson Miller) the face of bad news at a team press conference.

Written by Rob Weiss; directed by Julian Farino.

Photos (L-R): John David Washington, Dwayne Johnson; Donovan W. Carter; Terrell Suggs, Troy Garity, Rob Corddry (Credit for all: Jeff Daly/courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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

Ballers: The Complete Second Season” is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.

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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