‘Insecure,’ ‘Ballers’ Renewed at HBO

Insecure Ballers

HBO has renewed “Insecure” for Season 3 and “Ballers” for Season 4, the network announced Tuesday.

“We’re thrilled that the summer lineup of ‘Ballers’ and ‘Insecure’ connected with our viewers out of the gate,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming.. “We’re so proud to work with Dwayne, Issa and all of the amazing talent in both shows.”

“Ballers” stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-athlete Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s top players sports today. Created by Stephen Levinson, the hit comedy series returned for its ten-episode third season on July 23. 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 series is executive produced by Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, 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. Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce star in the show, which returned for its eight-episode second season on July 23. Rae also executive produces along with showrunner Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.


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  1. Devon says:

    Why is Lisa Joyce listed as a “star?” She’s barely in the show and not integral to the plot.

  2. Robbie says:

    I’m sure the two people who watch this show will be pleased.

    • Mark says:

      Facts don’t have to be your enemy:

      Insecure – 1 158 000 just for Sunday’s premier broadcast.

      • Robbie says:

        Oh, are those considered good numbers in the real world or just yours? I’ve seen web series with better views.

      • Mark says:

        Actually “premier” was the wrong word, should have said initial broadcast.

        July 23, 2017 – 1 118 000 viewers

        July 30, 2017 – 1 293 000 viewers

        August 6, 2017 – 1 158 000 viewers

        Ratings of the show are way up over last season, more than doubled.

    • DREW says:

      I’m sure the million people who keep posting the same comment will be pleased with your variation.

      • Robbie says:

        Ouch, you got me. With that stinging wit, you should apply for a writing gig on Insecure. Clearly they have no trouble throwing money at quality.

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