HBO Sports, home to some of the most provocative, award-winning and engaging sports television programming, is collaborating with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s award-winning digital media company, UNINTERRUPTED, to present the innovative, unscripted series THE SHOP, debuting TUESDAY, AUG. 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO. Offering unfiltered conversation and debate with some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment, the show will air periodically throughout the year.
THE SHOP will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.
The groundbreaking series features a powerhouse lineup starring four-time NBA MVP LeBron James and Maverick Carter. Headliners on the first show shot in Los Angeles are rap icon Snoop Dogg, New York Giants’ superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Golden State Warriors’ star and three-time NBA champion Draymond Green, Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler with the Seattle Seahawks now Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive end Michael Bennett, rapper Vince Staples, Los Angeles Sparks’ star and two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker, stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael and Peabody and Emmy® winning broadcaster Jon Stewart.
THE SHOP gives viewers an unprecedented barbershop experience, which for many provides a sanctuary for spirited, free-flowing discussions. The series will gather distinguished individuals who can speak honestly on sports, music, pop culture, world events, business and other culturally relevant topics.
“THE SHOP is exactly why we created UNINTERRUPTED,” says LeBron James. “Anyone who has been in a real barbershop, like the ones where I grew up, knows why this show can be so incredible. I’m really excited HBO believed in our idea and is helping us create something special.”
THE SHOP is executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein; supervising producer, Bentley Weiner.
Founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, UNINTERRUPTED is a digital media platform run by athletes for all lovers of sport. Producing entertaining, insightful and authentic content, UNINTERRUPTED empowers the athletes to create stories that are most important to them. As sports media and cultural influence continues to expand, UNINTERRUPTED is committed to the voice of athletes and the audience that wants to go deeper.
ABOUT HBO SPORTS
Over the past three decades, HBO Sports has earned a reputation as one of sports television’s most prolific storytellers. From documentaries to unscripted reality programming to world championship boxing to magazine-style studio shows, HBO Sports has been a trailblazer. The department has earned 11 prestigious George F. Peabody Awards for production excellence in long-form programming and introduced a host of innovations and enhancements to increase subscriber satisfaction. Since 1991, HBO Sports has also earned 135 Sports Emmy® Awards and has been recognized with four duPont-Columbia University awards for excellence in broadcast journalism.