HBO to Bring Back ‘Ballers,’ ‘Insecure’ in August

HBO will look to heat up its summer programming lineup with the August returns of scripted series Ballers and Insecure.

The sports-themed dramedy Ballers, which stars Dwayne Johnson and follows the lives of former and current football players, will return for its fourth season on Aug. 12, according to the network.

Following Ballers will be the third season debut of HBO’s Issa Rae-starrer Insecure. The comedy series will continue to follow 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, HBO said.  


R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.