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Season 2 1997

  • 1997-06-17T04:00:00Z on HBO
  • 30 mins
  • 4 hours, 23 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

Comic actor Robert Wuhl, who created and stars, plays Arliss Michaels, a sports super-agent driven by twin motivations of profit and idealism. Arliss is in the race to realize his clients' dreams of stupendous wealth, but he's just as likely to put his reputation (and big bucks) on the line to help a fading player claim his niche in history. As with HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, Arli$$ gets a lot of mileage out of verisimilitude.

10 episodes

2x01 A Full Service Agency

  • Season Premiere

    1997-06-17T04:00:00Z — 23 mins

Catcher Zack Bowers can barely get the ball back to the mound, let alone to second base. The source of his problems: he suspects his wife is unfaithful. He demands that Arliss hire a private investigator to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Kirby is asked to housesit Bruce Smith's 'cat'.

2x02 The Value of Loyalty

  • 1997-06-24T04:00:00Z — 28 mins

One of Arliss' long-term friends and clients leaves him when his fiancee declares it's time for a ""fresh start."" Meanwhile, Rita is dating a client and Arliss wants it to stop, or else.

2x03 Arliss Michaels, American

  • 1997-07-01T04:00:00Z — 26 mins

Arliss is invited to dinner at the White House and he can't decide whom to invite as his escort. but that becomes the least of his worries when his bowling champion client, the controversial Turkey Reeves, gets in trouble with the law.

2x04 The World at Your Feet

  • 1997-07-08T04:00:00Z — 26 mins

Kahoutec ""Comet"" Evans is a can't-miss tennis phenom whom Arliss discovered years ago when the boy stood as tall as his racket. Now that Comet has come of age, Arliss must juggle the boy's mother's wish for her son to go to college with his own wish to cash in on the young superstar's talents.

2x05 Salary Cap This!

  • 1997-07-15T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Sports Illustrated is planning an article about sports agents, and will select one to grace the magazine's cover. Despite some early maneuvering, Arliss thinks he's out of the running. But ""the working man's friend"" puts on his best moves in OT when he risks his own life to save client Damian Niles, in the process displaying a brilliant grasp of NBA salary capology.

2x06 Kirby Carlisle, Trouble-Shooter

  • 1997-07-22T04:00:00Z — 27 mins

When Arliss throws out his back, his dream of playing in the Crosby Pro-Am with golf client Ryan Mason III is shattered. Enter Kirby Carlisle, Arliss' Man Friday. Kirby steps in to partner with Mason, and assist the pro with his club selection.

2x07 The Real Thing

  • 1997-07-29T04:00:00Z — 28 mins

AMM client Dan Manville is closing in on his 500th home run. Add that to the 500 stolen bases he's already chalked up, and he's the charter member of the 500/500 club. Arliss has everything in position for the ""500/500 Experience,"" a huge Manville memorabilia tour on wheels, coming to a mall near you. All that's left for Manville to hit his 500th dinger--and for Arliss to get the ball.

2x08 Visionary for a New Millennium

  • 1997-08-05T04:00:00Z — 29 mins

Arliss is dazzled by marketing whiz Giselle Jaynes. She's charming, clever and sexy, and she's filled with brilliant, cutting-edge ideas for AMM clients -- despite knowing nothing about the sports world.

2x09 How to Be a Good Listener

  • 1997-08-12T04:00:00Z — 23 mins

It's a day from hell for Arliss Michaels: Stanley is considering leaving AMM, while client Sammy Stilton is about to be suspended for ""assaulting"" an umpire. All this as Arliss tries to get to the airport for a top-priority ""secret meeting.""

2x10 Truth and Responsibility

  • 1997-08-19T04:00:00Z — 28 mins

Arliss manages to get Kirby some airtime as a sports talk-radio host. What better way to promote his own clientele--especially Yoshi Kobiashi, the latest pitching phenom nobody's ever seen. Before you know it, Kirby starts to rule the airwaves and a star is born--and a huge deal for Arliss may be on the rocks.