Arliss (a.k.a. Arli$$) is a cult TV show that aired on HBO. It lasted from August 1996 to September 2002, for a total of 80 episodes. It is perhaps best known for managing to air for seven seasons despite mediocre ratings and reviews due to a small but apparently loyal following.The show follows the adventures of sports agent Arliss Michael, played by Robert Wuhl, and features a great deal of appearances by real athletes playing themselves.
This show provides examples of:
- Lucky Charms Title: The show's name was sometimes stylized as "Arli$$".
- 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.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: The title character really is a scumbag.