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Playmakers (2003)

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Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello Thedford, Christopher Wiehl, Jason Matthew Smith, Russell Hornsby, and Tony Denison. The show, which ran eleven episodes, was the first original drama series created by ESPN. Although the ratings were very high for ESPN—Playmakers was the highest-rated show on the network other than its Sunday night NFL and Saturday college football games—ESPN eventually canceled the series under pressure from the National Football League, who thought professional football was being negatively portrayed.

Series Cast

  1. Christopher Wiehl

    11 Episodes

  2. Tony Denison as

    Tony Denison

    11 Episodes

  3. Omar Gooding as

    Omar Gooding

    11 Episodes

  4. Russell Hornsby as

    Russell Hornsby

    11 Episodes

  5. Marcello Thedford as

    Marcello Thedford

    11 Episodes

  6. Bruce Gray as

    Bruce Gray

    11 Episodes

  7. Karen LeBlanc as

    Karen LeBlanc

    8 Episodes

  8. Sasha Roiz as

    Sasha Roiz

    6 Episodes

  9. Kevin Jubinville as

    Kevin Jubinville

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1 - Playmakers

Season 1

2003 | 11 Episodes

Season 1 of Playmakers premiered on August 26, 2003.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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