It’s touchdown/gooooooal!/nothin’ but net/[insert your favorite sports metaphor here] for Ballers which has just nabbed a renewal at HBO.
Two episodes into Season 2, the premium cabler has re-upped its sports comedy for a third go-around, star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced Thursday via Instagram.
“To all our baller fans out there — THANK YOU!” he wrote in the post. “Millions of you tune in every week to join us on this crazy journey of chasin’ greatness and dealin’ with life’s pain… and the greatest compliment we always hear from you is that we’re real and authentic. Means the world considering how close this character is to my bones.”
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BREAKING: Baller alert. After just two episodes into our SEASON 2 of #Ballers, @HBO has ordered SEASON 3! Congratulations to our hard working cast, crew, producers and our show's creator Stephen Levinson. Thank you to our home network HBO (Plepler, Bloys & brilliant team) for the commitment & long term vision of our show. To all our BALLER FANS out there – THANK YOU! Millions of you tune in every week to join us on this crazy journey of chasin' greatness and dealin' with life's pain… and the greatest compliment we always hear from you is that we're real and authentic. Means the world considering how close this character is to my bones. Now that you know there's gonna be a Season 3.. you'll be watchin' this season with a different eye. Enjoy and have fun with it and above all else… Ball so hard. #Ballers SUNDAY NIGHTS 10pm on @HBO @sevenbucksprod
“Dwayne Johnson, [executive producers] Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the Ballers team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said via statement. “We look forward to another great season of Ballers next year.”
Ballers premiered earlier this month to 1.6 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, on par with its freshman run and placing second for the night only to the season opener of Starz’s Power (among scripted originals). In Week 2, it slipped to 1.3 mil and a 0.6.
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