Episodes: 47 (half-hour)
TV show dates: June 21, 2015 — October 13, 2019
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, London Brown, and Arielle Kebbel.
TV show description:
This comedy series looks at the lives of former and current football players. It follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement.
Spencer has re-invented himself as a financial advisor in Miami, taking on young phenoms and veteran superstars alike. But Spencer’s role in his clients’ lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many pitfalls that come hand-in-hand with life in the spotlight.
Joe Krutel (Rob Corddry) is Spencer’s boss at Anderson Financial He pushes Spencer to monetize his friendships as they strive to forge a new path together in the world of finance.
Jason Antolotti (Troy Garity) is a successful sports agent who connects with his clients and keeps his cool — even as he negotiates top dollar contracts under high-pressure circumstances.
Vernon Littelfield (Donovan W. Carter) is Dallas’ prized defensive tackle who believes he should be paid accordingly, but the temptations of being a young superstar threaten to undermine that goal.
Charles Greane (Omar Benson Miller) struggles to adapt to a life of domesticity after having just retired from the game. Julie Greane (Jazmyn Simon) is his wife and knows all too well the pitfalls of walking away from football too early.
Ricky Jerret (John David Washington) is an unpredictable receiver who is looking to find stability as he embarks on the final years of his career. He’s a rising star who’s being bled dry by hangers-on, including his manager, Reggie (London Brown).
Episode #47 — Players Only
Despite having a bull’s-eye on his back, Spencer refuses to back down in his fight for the league’s players; Joe embraces a new state of mind; Julie encourages Charles to take care of unfinished business; Ricky decides to strike out on his own.
First aired: October 13, 2019.
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