Players is an American comedy series which premiered on the Spike network on March 2, 2010. The series is a partially scripted/mostly improvised comedy about two brothers who run a sports bar together. After airing 3 episodes, Players was removed from the Spike schedule and put on hiatus. The remaining seven episodes from season one were pushed back to air beginning July 21, 2010. Spike aired the final four episodes back-to-back on August 14, 2010.


Creator Matt Walsh stars as fun-loving Bruce who runs a sports bar with his uptight older brother Ken, played by Ian Roberts. June Diane Raphael and Danielle Schneider co-star as Barb and Krista, the bar's waitresses. The cast also features James Pumphrey as Calvin, the young bartender who lives in the storage room and Jack McGee as Hickey, a retired police officer who spends most of his time hanging out at the bar betting on games.