[04/07/11 - 10:47 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 7 Updates include: Robert Sean Leonard to depart FOX's "House"; Sean Bean joins ABC's "Missing"; and Bravo shutters "The Real Housewives of D.C."
[12/08/10 - 06:42 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, December 8 Updates include: HBO passes on "All Signs of Death"; Warren Kole to topline USA's "Common Law"; and John Grisham brings "Ford County" to NBC.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: series finale aired on 8/14/10
DESCRIPTION: (from Spike TV's press release, February 2010) Spike TV expands its comedic slate with "Players," a series created by and starring one of the founders of the acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Walsh. "Players" follows two brothers (Walsh and Ian Roberts) with conflicting personalities trying to run a successful sports bar. Spike TV's new original half-hour comedy premieres Tuesday, March 2 at 10:30 PM, ET/PT. "Players" stars Walsh as Bruce Fitzgerald, a free-spirited, fun-loving, guy's guy who is living out his fantasy of owning a sports bar that allows him to bet on games, drink for free and date the cocktail waitresses. His older, uptight brother, Ken (Ian Roberts), tries to keep the focus on turning a profit while avoiding lawsuits and health code violations. The series also features Krista (Danielle Schneider), the promiscuous waitress who has an affinity for B-list athletes and married men, Barb (June Diane Raphael), the insecure and neurotic waitress who falls in love with Bruce, Hickey (Jack McGee), a retired cop who got Bruce out of a gambling debt and was rewarded with a job where, instead of actually working, he spends most of his time bidding on sports memorabilia on eBay, and Calvin (James Pumphrey), the young, simple-minded bartender who lives in the store room and is an aspiring sports model who idolizes Bruce.