) A cult TV show that aired on HBO. Lasted from August, 1996 to September, 2002. For a total of 80 episodes. It is perhaps best known for managing to air for seven seasons despite mediocre ratings and reviews due to a small but apparently loyal following.
The show follows the adventures of sports agent Arliss Michael, played by Robert Wuhl, and features a great deal of appearances by real athletes playing themselves.
This show provides examples of:
- Actor Allusion: In one episode, Arliss praises the first Batman movie (in which Wuhl had a small part), but is uninterested in the sequels.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In one episode, Arliss laments that he is constantly mistaken for David Keith. Later, in the episode "You Can Pick Your Friends", David Keith plays Arliss' brother Archie.
- Real Song Theme Tune: Varies between "I Only Want to Be with You" by Dusty Springfield and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" by The Four Tops.
- Special Guest: Arliss had big-name clients, as befitting a sports agent.