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HBO’s “Ballers” Renewed For Season 3

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HBO’s “Ballers,” which is two episodes into its second season, has been renewed for season three.

Star and executive producer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed the news on his social media account Thursday.

“To all our baller fans out there – THANK YOU,” wrote Johnson on his official Instagram. “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.”

Across its two episodes, “Ballers” is averaging a 0.71 live+same-day adults 18-49 rating and 1.44 million live+same-day viewers. The numbers are down year-over-year, but the series has been receiving far lighter lead-in support from “The Night Of” than it did from “True Detective” last year. Its young adult draw is solid by cable standards, and it is outperforming the other components of HBO’s Sunday night lineup.

HBO has not yet confirmed an episode count or premiere date.

Written by Brian Cantor

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