TV Quick Hits: ‘Ballers’ season 2 premiere date; ‘Aquarius’ return; Michael Strahan leaves ‘Live!’

BallersBallers” sets HBO return – We’re one of those people out there who enjoys Dwayne Johnson in just about anything; heck, we’d probably have fun watching him change a tire. It’s with that in mind that we’re happy to report a little bit more on the upcoming premiere date for the aforementioned HBO comedy.

Sunday, July 17 is now set to be the show’s official return date, and the time is 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. The show will be following “The Night Of,” a new drama series premiering the week prior on July 10 at 9:00. It will have a 90-minute premiere before settling down into one-hour installments.

Aquarius” also sets return – David Duchovny had a big January and February courtesy of the return of “The X-Files,” and now his other primetime show is set to return. The second season of “Aquarius” will premiere with a two-hour, commercial-free episode on Thursday, June 16 starting at 9:00. The only break in the action is set to be a one-minute local news break in the second hour.

Hey, it’s a way to get the low-rated show some headlines, and given that its ratings are so low, they’re not losing as much ad revenue as they would be for another show.

Michael Strahan leaving “Live!” – It looks like we could be moving back to “Live! with Kelly” once more unless ABC gets a new permanent co-host by the fall. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Strahan is going to be leaving “Live! with Kelly and Michael” at the end of the summer in order to take a full-time gig at “Good Morning America.” We’re not sure we get the move since one gets you a name in the title and a chance to sleep a little later in the morning … but hey, whatever works for him.

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