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HBO renews ‘Ballers’ and ‘Insecure’

HBO brings back both comedies for new episodes

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HBO has confirmed that the network will be bringing back the comedies “Ballers” and “Insecure” next year. The two series both saw record viewership in their current seasons, and will return to the network with new episodes.

“Ballers” will return for a fourth-season on HBO, and “Insecure” will be returning for the show’s third-season. The two renewals were announced this week by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

“We’re thrilled that the summer lineup of BALLERS and INSECURE connected with our viewers out of the gate,” said Gravitt. “We’re so proud to work with Dwayne, Issa and all of the amazing talent in both shows.”

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

Other cast regulars for the current season include: Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill. The show 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.

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, “Insecure” follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce star in the show, which returned for its eight-episode second season Sunday, July 23 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT).

The show was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.

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