Playmakers

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • TV-MA

ESPN's first scripted drama series focused on the pro football Cougars, a team rife with such problems as drug abuse and racial tension. Impressively produced, well-acted and a ratings success, it was nonetheless canceled after one season, reportedly because of pressure from NFL executives who felt it negatively portrayed the game and its players.

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Season 1 Episode Guide

Game 17

Season 1, Episode 11

November 11, 2003

Tenth of a Second

Season 1, Episode 10

November 4, 2003

The Outing

Season 1, Episode 9

October 28, 2003

Down and Distance

Season 1, Episode 8

October 14, 2003

Talk Radio

Season 1, Episode 7

October 7, 2003

Man in Motion

Season 1, Episode 6

September 30, 2003

Halftime

Season 1, Episode 5

September 23, 2003

The Choice

Season 1, Episode 4

September 16, 2003

The Choice

Season 1, Episode 3

September 9, 2003

The P Man

Season 1, Episode 2

September 2, 2003

Game Day (Pilot)

Season 1, Episode 1

August 26, 2003

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  • Premiered: August 26, 2003
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: ESPN's first scripted drama series focused on the pro football Cougars, a team rife with such problems as drug abuse and racial tension. Impressively produced, well-acted and a ratings success, it was nonetheless canceled after one season, reportedly becau… (more)

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