General Information

Glossary: B
First Air Date: June 21st, 2015
Last Air Date: September 24th, 2017
Created By: Stephen Levinson
Star Casts: Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Troy Garity, Richard Schiff, London Brown, Dulé Hill, Serinda Swan, Jazmyn Simon
Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 30 minutes
Total Seasons: 4 Seasons
Total Episodes: 33 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: HBO - Ballers

Last Updated: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:52:42 +0000

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Ballers


Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2015-06-21

Spencer ramps up his efforts to build a post football career in Miami. Charles copes with the realities of finding a new job, while Ricky must find a new home.

2: Raise Up - Aired: 2015-06-28

Spencer clashes with Reggie when he tries to sign Vernon as a client, while Jason works on a contract extension with Dallas. Charles begins to wonder if he retired too early. Ricky fails to connect with a new teammate.

3: Move the Chains - Aired: 2015-07-05

Spencer and Joe borrow a yacht for a lavish party to woo new clients, but Reggie relishes spoiling Spencer's hospitality every chance he gets, while Ricky discovers the real reason a new teammate isn't too fond of him.

4: Heads Will Roll - Aired: 2015-07-12

Spencer sees a neurologist when Tracy threatens to go public with an unsavory story. Reggie blindsides Jason and Spencer with unrealistic expectations for Vernon's contract. Charles is flummoxed by texts from a woman he can't remember.

5: Machete Charge - Aired: 2015-07-19

Ricky attempts to find some common ground with Alonzo. Charles' marriage is put to the test. Vernon gets help from Spencer and Joe with a crisis.

6: Everything Is Everything - Aired: 2015-07-26

Charles decides he is going to be selfish. Joe negotiates with Maximo. Ricky's off-field activities end up being revealed. Spencer faces his fears after he is confronted by Tracy.

7: Ends - Aired: 2015-08-02

Spencer decides to take the hit for Vernon, but finds himself in even deeper trouble. Julie and Bella commiserate over their men, while Ricky lashes out. Jason is unsettled by his mother's new boyfriend. Spencer and Charles say goodbye to Roddney, and reflect on their love of the game.

8: Gaslighting - Aired: 2015-08-09

Spencer is forced to face up to his past to try to save Vernon, while Joe makes a very permanent commitment to his future. Charles puts his football skills to work at the car dealership. Ricky shells out the big bucks to win back Bella.

9: Head-On - Aired: 2015-08-16

Spencer tries to make amends. Joe feels slighted when he's overlooked at work. Charles gets some life-changing news. Bella challenges Ricky to grow up. Vernon goes MIA after learning some truths about Reggie.

10: Flamingos - Aired: 2015-08-23

Spencer faces a major decision when Joe tries to sell him on a new start. Ricky is confronted by his dad. Charles gets a second chance. Jason and Spencer look to talk sense into Vernon. Season One Finale.

Season 2 (10 Episodes)

1: Face of the Franchise - Aired: 2016-07-17

Convinced to appear on a talk show, Spencer ends up facing off with an old adversary, which puts his company and reputation in jeopardy. A reformed Ricky gets bad news in advance of his 30th birthday party. Charles relishes his new status as a fan favorite, but may face changes on the field.

2: Enter the Temple - Aired: 2016-07-24

Spencer makes a play to poach a big client from Andre, his business rival, while struggling to find a quick fix for his physical ailments. Ricky considers where to head to next. Reggie fights for what he believes Vernon owes him. Feeling underpaid and undervalued, Tracy takes a stand with her boss. Charles gets insights from his coach.

3: Elidee - Aired: 2016-07-31

Spencer advises a reluctant Vernon to stay quiet when the truth behind his injury threatens his career. Trying to stave off Andre’s attacks on their business, Spencer and Joe butt heads over how best to advise a client. Charles worries whether he’s up for a challenge. A hard-to-impress Ricky takes a trip to tour a potential new home.

4: World of Hurt - Aired: 2016-08-07

Spencer and Joe search for Andre’s weakness, while Vernon anxiously awaits news. Jason faces an uphill battle as he woos a client. Ricky tries to understand his dad. Charles gets the real deal from Siefert.

5: Most Guys - Aired: 2016-08-14

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6: Saturdaze - Aired: 2016-08-21

Spencer attempts to broker peace between Travis and a critic. Struggling to adjust to his new role on the team, Charles is tasked with delivering bad news. Joe encounters Andre one-on-one. Still torn about his future, Ricky is thrown for a loop when Dennis decides to have more of a voice in his life.

7: Everybody Knows - Aired: 2016-08-28

Spencer scrambles to stay ahead after Andre makes a surprise visit to the office. Joe discovers the skeletons in his partner’s closet. Ricky tries to make amends with Dennis, as Charles plots to keep Ricky in Miami. Travis confides in Spencer during a talk-show appearance.

8: Laying in the Weeds - Aired: 2016-09-11

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9: Million Bucks in a Bag - Aired: 2016-09-18

Spencer gets a surprising offer from Andre; Ricky mulls where to put down roots; Vernon works overtime to return to the field; Charles and Julie clash over his busy schedule.

10: Game Day - Aired: 2016-09-25

Spencer makes a last-ditch effort to get back what he's lost. Ricky awaits a call that could define his future. Vernon takes a road trip. Siefert offers Charles a big opportunity, but it comes at a cost.

Season 3 (10 Episodes)

1: Seeds of Expansion - Aired: 2017-07-23

Looking to score high-profile clients to pay off his debts to Ricky and Vernon, Spencer hits a roadblock with Mr. Anderson, who wants to focus on the Las Vegas market by partnering with casino magnate Wayne Hastings, Jr.. Ricky ponders fatherhood; Vernon and Reggie eye an edgy endorsement; Larry makes Charles the face of bad news at a team press conference.

2: Bull Rush - Aired: 2017-07-30

In Las Vegas on business, Spencer gets reacquainted with Chloe, an old flame now working for Wayne, while Ricky challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe to represent top running back Kisan, Jason ends up sweating it out in a tough neighborhood. Charles gets a public-speaking primer from Julie; Vernon and Reggie make a risky endorsement deal.

3: In the Teeth - Aired: 2017-08-06

Spencer encounters resistance in LA and Oakland to his Vegas expansion initiative. Joe takes a detour with Reggie. Jason blasts Kisan for his lack of transparency. Charles bristles over Larry's failure to give him credit for a lineman he landed. Ricky jumps to conclusions.

4: Ride and Die - Aired: 2017-08-13

Spencer and Joe race against the clock in a desperate attempt to score a key owner's blessing to bring professional football to Las Vegas; spurned by his new teammates, Ricky stages his own private workout; Vernon looks for a second chance.

5: Make Believe - Aired: 2017-08-20

Spencer faces new challenges getting Wayne to finance his Las Vegas initiative; Julie persuades Charles to help mend a feud between Larry and Coach Berg; an unscheduled visit from a league official surprises Vernon; Ricky loses focus.

6: I Hate New York - Aired: 2017-08-27

Spencer, Joe and Mr. Anderson head north in search of financing for a Las Vegas stadium; Larry tests the limits of Charles' loyalty and patience; Ricky gets a sobering diagnosis and presses Jason to close a deal

7: Ricky-Leaks - Aired: 2017-09-03

Spencer finds himself in damage-control mode after an incident involving Ricky and a brash high-schooler. Excited over a possible plum job, Charles bristles at Julie’s lack of disclosure at work. Looking to reduce Vernon’s suspension, Reggie impresses Candace at the league office. Spencer and Joe find themselves at odds with Anderson over ASM’s future.

8: Alley-Oops - Aired: 2017-09-10

Spencer gets unexpected info that leads him to reassess his priorities. Joe considers the best way to break bad news to the ASM staff. Marginalized once again by Larry, Charles decides to take matters into his own hands.

9: Crackback - Aired: 2017-09-17

Spencer learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy. Ricky arrives at a crossroads, personally and professionally. Charles sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.

10: Yay Area - Aired: 2017-09-24

Spencer and Joe get a late-game assist in their efforts to win over team owners. After soul-searching, Ricky maps out a new future. Jason gets Charles another crack at a coveted job. Reggie makes an impact at training camp.

Season 4 (3 Episodes)

1: Rough Ride - Aired: 2018-08-12

Spencer and Joe weigh the pros and cons of acquiring an extreme-sport agency. Ricky sets down roots in LA with Amber and their daughter, but finds himself yearning for something else. Charles rallies a group of disgruntled employees as he begins his new tenure with the Rams.

2: Don't You Wanna Be Obama - Aired: 2018-08-19

Spencer becomes immersed in a marketing controversy. Still smarting from their feud in Miami, Charles agrees to give Ricky a chance, against his better instincts.

3: This Is Not Our World - Aired: 2018-08-26

Spencer looks to reign in Lance’s excesses. Vernon gets carried away at a ceremony retiring his number at his old LA high school, to Reggie’s dismay.