Arli$$: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Aug 10
1996

A Man of Our Times

While being nominated for the civic honor ““Man of Our Times,”“ Arliss must juggle one client’s plans for a same-sex marriage on the opening night…

2 Aug 14
1996

Negotiating: It's Never Personal

While high-school hoops sensation Shaler halimon announces he’ll skip college and jump straight to the NBA, Arliss positions himself as Shaler&#…

3 Aug 21
1996

Athletes Are Role Models

Temptation gets the better of squeaky-clean QB Dan Hendricks. Arliss battles with a client’s desire to confess his sins to the world, while keeping the suspicious media a…

4 Aug 28
1996

How to Turn a Minus into a Plus

AMM client and boxing champ Sucre Rey Santos finally gives in and grants top contender Cohones Ochonez a title fight. The huge payday means Arliss can…

5 Sep 04
1996

What About the Fans?

L.A. Kings owner Flora Lansing dangles part-ownership in front of Arliss if he can find a new home for her hockey team—provided there’s a new stadium, complete with…

6 Sep 11
1996

The Company You Keep

Mike Armstrong, president of multinational CSM, is interested in buying AMM. Arliss never dreamed of selling until he hears…

7 Sep 18
1996

Colors of the Rainbow

A reporter overhears Arliss talking about the Jaboos of South Street, a rival stickball team from his old neighborhood, and interprets this as a racial slur. A media siege begi…

8 Sep 25
1996

Crossing the Line

Why would Arliss even consider representing Anya Slovachek, the 186th ranked woman tennis player whose father is a psychotic maniac? Well, when he sees Anya with his own eyes,…

9 Oct 02
1996

Timing Is Everything

Arliss and Kirby decide to take beach volleyball to the next level by creating a new made-for-TV indoor tour with high-level glitz, oiled bodies, fluorescent sand and heavy pro…

10 Oct 09
1996

The Client's Best Interest

In the 12th annual Den of Thieves Rotisserie Baseball League, Arliss and Kirby hope their Frozen Ropes can bring the title back where it belongs, away from cosmetic surgeon Vic…

11 Oct 16
1996

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

As a kid, Arliss idolized Hall of Fame outfielder Rocky Framaggio so much that he still carries around the Rock’s rookie card. And now, after a chance meeting at the race…

About Arli$$

Comic actor Robert Wuhl, who created and stars, plays Arliss Michaels, a sports super-agent driven by twin motivations of profit and idealism. Arliss is in the race to realize his clients’ dreams of stupendous wealth, but he’s just as likely to put his reputation (and big bucks) on the line to help a fading player claim his niche in history. As with HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, Arli$$ gets a lot of mileage out of verisimilitude.

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