The TV comedy landscape just improved by two. Firstly, THR reports that HBO has picked up to series the half-hour comedy/drama Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson. The show hails from executive producer Stephen Levinson (Entourage) and revolves around the lives of a group of former and current football players, with Johnson playing the lead. Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg are also onboard as executive producers, and the show marks Johnson’s first foray into the series regular TV world. This comes on the heels of HBO recently picking up to series the political comedy The Brink, with Jack Black and Tim Robbins starring.
Hit the jump for series order news of a new comedy on Fox starring Will Forte and executive produced by the directors of The LEGO Movie, marking a Clone High reunion of sorts.