Oscar Isaac plays an ambitious young politician in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, which begins airing Sunday. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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In Ballers, Dwayne Johnson (left) plays an ex-Dolphin who is trying to make the transition from pro football player to financial planner for wealthy athletes. His boss is played by Rob Corddry, from The Daily Show. Jeff Daly/HBO hide caption

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