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HBO sets Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black comedies to pair with 'True Detective'
In a slight surprise, HBO announced this week that Season 2 of "True Detective" will premiere on June 21, earlier than many people expected.
The network also announced that "True Detective" will be proceeded by a pair of comedies, airing in the 10 p.m. block after "Ballers" and "The Brink."
"Ballers" star Dwayne Johnson as a former football superstar adjusting to life in retirement. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller and Arielle Kebble co-star.
"The Brink," meanwhile, is a dark comedy about a Middle Eastern political crisis and stars Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber and Aasif Mandvi. — Daniel Fienberg