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Episode Guide

    • The Fire Within
      The Fire Within
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Arliss tries to sing popular mascot Reggie the Rooster. Meanwhile, a series of disturbing phone calls lead Rita to pursue self-defense.
    • The Art of Give and Take
      The Art of Give and Take
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Arliss uses money from his foundation to buy off a bad childhood memory.
    • The Changing of the Guard
      The Changing of the Guard
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      In Kansas City to negotiate a contract with tightfisted, bigoted Royals owner Helga Krupp, bad weather forces Arliss to spend more time with her than he'd like, but he comes to understand she's more complex than the media makes her out to be. Meanwhile, his office staff rejoices the absence of him, and his poor skills, from their bowling team.moreless
    • Taking One for the Team
      Taking One for the Team
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Jake Battershell, a highly coveted high school baseball prospect, has Arliss jumping through hoops to sign him. Meanwhile, Kirby goes to his own extremes to help a client be a better focused quarterback.
    • The Stories You Don't Hear About
      The Stories You Don't Hear About
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      If Arliss' boxing client Ivory Ortega can win one more fight, he'll get to face Oscar De La Hoya, generatng a huge payday for both him and Arliss. But after a spat with his wife takes away Ivory's will to fight, Arliss gets him back into a fighting frame of mind before his date in the ring.moreless
    • People Are Assets, Too
      People Are Assets, Too
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Arliss finds out that the Los Angeles Lakers' move from the Forum to the new Staples Center will cost him his floor seats, which he considers a valuable tool in wooing potential clients, and goes to great lengths to find a way to keep them.
    • The Legacy
      The Legacy
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Arliss' great deal that gives him heavy access to a top university football program's players is in danger of becoming worthless when allegations of the head coach's NCAA rules infractions surface.
    • Fans First
      Fans First
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      When a star defensive player is stabbed by a fan at Arliss' offices before a Super Bowl appearance, Arliss is left with a lot of questions to answer. The player then threatens not to play in the big game unless Arliss can ensure the attacker will be behind bars.
    • My Job Is to Get Jobs
      My Job Is to Get Jobs
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Theo Holt, a back-up quarterback, is released and has trouble getting a job when rumors of homosexuality surface, leaving Arliss to find a way to get him a job.
    • Whatever It Takes
      Whatever It Takes
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Arliss' acquisition of a contract extension clears the way for a showdown between a star running back and an opposing linebacker, both of whom he represents.
    • Rules of the Game
      Rules of the Game
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Arliss decides to get a makeover, hoping for a younger image. Meanwhile, his secretary dates a competing agent and Stanley unwittingly becomes a "token" African-American admittee into a country club.
    • It's Who You Know
      It's Who You Know
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      At his client's insistance, Arliss tries to get the "pot dealer to the NBA" to re-think retiring by offering to get his kid into a prestigious private school. Meanwhile, Rita plays a relationship by the book, literally.
    • Last Call
      Last Call
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Arliss tries to get a new team owner, a dotcom millionaire, to understand that re-signing an aging, but fan-favorite, broadcaster is good business. Meanwhile, Rita writes Arliss' column for him and Kirby helps train Stanley's dog.
    • Moments to Remember
      Moments to Remember
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      Arliss motivates an NFL player through their trauma, while a female body builder dates Kirby.
    • The Immortal
      The Immortal
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      Arliss works a baseball legend and his daughter. Stanley takes a boxing client to his first HBO-televised bout.
    • Giving Something Back
      Giving Something Back
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Kirby acquires some rare memorabilia. A female golf client is hiding something from the public.
    • As Others See Us
      As Others See Us
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Kirby and Stanley organize a surprise roasting of Arliss. Meanwhile, Rita visits family.
    • Of Cabbages and Kings
      Of Cabbages and Kings
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Kirby deals with an unpredictably wild college basketball coach, while Arliss tries unsuccessfully to sell of some beachfront real estate.
    • Like No Business I Know
      Like No Business I Know
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Arliss tries to get revenge after a baseball manager embarrasses him. Meanwhile, an actor researches Kirby's day-to-day life in preparation for an upcoming role.
    • Fielding Offers
      Fielding Offers
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Arliss goes to Canada to pursue ownership of a hockey team. Meanwhile, Rita undergoes unconventional treatment to maintain her youthful looks.
    • When Opportunity Knocks
      When Opportunity Knocks
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Kirby's resignation to join a made-for-TV football league leaves AMM to deal with his absence.
    • Where There's a Will
      Where There's a Will
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      A deceased jockey named Arliss as his executor, but his bigamy causes problems since he left everything to his wife. Meanwhile, Kirby finds out a former coach is homeless.
    • Truth and Responsibility
      Truth and Responsibility
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Arliss gets Kirby a part-time gig as a host on a sports talk radio station to help hype his up and coming clients. Kirby soon becomes a star, but his fame may start doing more harm to Arliss' bottom line than good.
    • How to Be a Good Listener
      How to Be a Good Listener
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Trying to get to the airport for an important and secret meeting, Arliss has to contend with a client facing suspension and Stanley potentially leaving the firm.
    • The Real Thing
      The Real Thing
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Anticipating baseball client Dan Manville becoming the first player with 500 each of stolen bases and homeruns, Arliss prepares a mall tour of memorabilia. Everything just hinges on the 500th home run being hit, and Arliss managing to acquire the ball it's done with.
    • Salary Cap This!
      Salary Cap This!
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Arliss fears he won't get to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated as part of their article on sports agents, but saving the life of a client may put him over the top, as well as help him exploit the NBA's salary cap.
    • The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
      The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Arliss meets a longtime idol, outfielder Rocky Framaggio, and decides to help the down-on-his-luck Hall of Famer make some money. But when this proves to be more difficult than he'd hoped, Arliss' marketing skills save the day.
    • Cause and Effect
      Cause and Effect
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Arliss' upset stomach leads to a cancer scare, while Rita and Kirby see an opportunity to cash in by 'helping' an elderly lady sell sports memorabilia that is more valuable than she knows.
    • The Sum of the Parts
      The Sum of the Parts
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      With an MLB client needing a kidney, Arliss must convince the player's brother, a minor-leaguer, to donate his, but the brother is concerned over how that may affect his own chances of reaching "the show" someday. After scoring an "own goal," a soccer client hides from the wrath of fans at Rita's apartment.moreless
    • The Client's Best Interest
      The Client's Best Interest
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Arliss and Kirby hope to get back the title in their annual rotisserie baseball league from Vic Freed, a local plastic surgeon, but a conflict of interest occurs when Arliss has to decide between doing what's right for his client, Phillie Ned Bastille, or best for his rotisserie team.
    • Honoring Our Past
      Honoring Our Past
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      When a boxer unthinkably enlists in the military, Arliss races to get him out of it. Meanwhile, Stanley tries to help an indian chief get a football team to change their mascot.
    • His Name Is Arliss Michaels
      His Name Is Arliss Michaels
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Arliss is sued by an older baseball player for conflict of interest after he tells him that no one wants him, then negotiates a huge deal for a younger baseball client.
    • Timing Is Everything
      Timing Is Everything
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Arliss and Kirby found an indoor, made-for-TV beach volleyball league, but face difficulties when infighting occurs between the women and a top male star gets a toe infection.
    • Playing It Safe
      Playing It Safe
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      While assisting a baseball player to make a difficult choice, Arliss tries to make a gold record.
    • Kirby Carlisle, Trouble-Shooter
      Kirby Carlisle, Trouble-Shooter
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Kirby saves the day when Arliss' back injury prevents him from playing in a pro-am tournament with golf client Ryan Mason III.
    • A Question of Character
      A Question of Character
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      A race car driver's multiple wives challenge Arliss' attempt to sign a major client.
    • The Price of their Toys
      The Price of their Toys
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      While Arliss shops around a show proposal for a husband/wife broadcasting team, Kirby is left to handle the "hobbies" of a spoiled client.
    • Stanley Babson...Win, Place, or Show
      At Arliss' request, overly conservative financial genius Stanley looks to loosen up his investment strategies a little. However, he loosens up a bit too much by using clients' money for a risky investment in a racehorse.
    • The American Game
      The American Game
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Representing Jim Greenbriar, a ballplayer who crossed the picket line during a strike, is costing Arliss clients upset at his representing a "scab." But when Jim saves Arliss' life, he finds himself caught between wanting to drop him as a client and what he considers the right thing to do.
    • The Family Trust
      The Family Trust
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      AMM's biggest ever contract has one major flaw--the signee is a deadbeat. Meanwhile, Arliss defends an NBA star who hit a referee.
    • D-Day
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Arliss sees major competition develop when rap mogul T-Bagg enters the sports agent business. Meanwhile, Arliss depends on Stanley and Kirby to do his bidding at the NFL draft while he recuperates from chicken pox.
    • Hard Choices
      Hard Choices
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      Arliss deals with AMM facing its first unprofitable year. Kirby's model girlfriend proves to be a lot to handle.
    • Behind Every Great Client...
      Behind Every Great Client...
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Considering assisting in personal affairs a part of his job, Arliss agrees to step in and tell an all-star client's wife that he's leaving her, but what happens after the news is delivered is a surprise to everybody involved.
    • Making Things Happen
      Making Things Happen
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Nearing election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, a friend and client of Arliss' is facing spousal abuse charges. Complicating matters, Rita's friend supports the wife.
    • The Value of Honesty
      The Value of Honesty
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Arliss' affair with a WNBA coach conflicts with his client's desire to have her fired. Meanwhile, Kirby and Rita worry they may have slept together following a drunken party.
    • What Would I Do Without Wu?
      What Would I Do Without Wu?
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Rita excels at her first shot at being an agent, but her absence at the secretary's desk leaves Arliss feeling crippled. Kirby's cousin Fitz then proves to be a less-than-capable substitute for her.
    • Creatures of Habit
      Creatures of Habit
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      After a hypnotist seems to cure a client of a chewing tobacco addiction, Arliss hopes they can do the same for Kirby's gambling. Meanwhile, Rita tries to keep an LPGA star stay sober.
    • To Thine Own Self Be True
      To Thine Own Self Be True
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Arliss seeks to find a way to help Korean client Ja Ahn Kim avoid compulsory service in Korea's military. Meanwhile, a banned NHL player wants to reinvent himself as a professional wrestler.
    • You Are Your Priorities
      You Are Your Priorities
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Arliss goes back to an old love, while an investment in rodeo presents itself to Kirby and Stanley.
    • Setting Precedents
      Setting Precedents
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Arliss again helps clean up a personal matter for a client, this time a female tennis player. Meanwhile, Kirby assists a basketball player in getting his diploma.
    • Athletes Are Role Models
      Athletes Are Role Models
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Arliss tries to convince star QB Dan Hendricks that confessing after sinning may not be the smartest move, even with an upset wife and the media already suspecting something's amiss.
    • Crossing the Line
      Crossing the Line
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Arliss lets a tennis star's physical beauty persuade him into representing her, no matter that she's only ranked 186th and has a mentally unbalanced father.
    • Colors of the Rainbow
      Colors of the Rainbow
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      An innocent comment about a local stickball team from his old neighborhood is misinterpretted as a racial slur, putting Arliss under media fire. It also generates a new potential client, a relief pitcher who shares what he now believes are Arliss' views on race.
    • I Get Involved
      I Get Involved
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Arliss is put in a tight spot when two clients, who also play together, date the same woman, and Rita is helping one do his wooing. Meanwhile, Kirby is the subject of a "Where Are They Now?" report.
    • You Can Pick Your Friends...
      You Can Pick Your Friends...
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      Arliss' brother uses his name to help in a scam he's been running. Meanwhile, Stanley and Kirby scheme to bring down a stadium concession owner.
    • Where Do Clients Come From?
      Where Do Clients Come From?
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Arliss finds more competition than usual when competing for a recently deceased agent's clients and takes on a perrenial NASCAR also-ran, who manages to turn his luck around.
    • In with the New
      In with the New
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Arliss helps an NBA player attain his dream, while Stanley becomes a mentor to students.
    • There's No I in Team
      There's No I in Team
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      Arliss' new protégé leaves Kirby feeling left out. The chef at Stanley's restaurant catches Rita's eye.
    • A Man of Our Times
      A Man of Our Times
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Arliss has little time to enjoy a pending award when he has to deal with several work fiascos, including Kirby's gambling, a client's financial woes, and another client's same-sex marriage.
    • What You See Is What You Get
      What You See Is What You Get
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Rita helps with a client's political aspirations, while Arliss helps a client get back her passion for the game. Stanley's new car is damaged.
    • You Gotta Love This Game
      You Gotta Love This Game
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Arliss finds that the break in negotiating afforded by the NBA's lockout lets him concentrate more on his female clients, and adding the WNBA's Terry Shaw to his roster further enlightens him to the legitimacy of women's sports.
    • Comings and Goings
      Comings and Goings
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Arliss assists a player with funeral arrangement for their mother. Kirby suggests Stanley have sex with an ugly woman as a "slumpbuster," after he suffers numerous setbacks in his chess game. Meanwhile, Kirby discovers a slumpbuster from nearly two decades ago has a surprise for him.
    • Arliss Michaels, American
      Arliss Michaels, American
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Already stressing over who to invite as his date to dinner at the White House, Arliss has to contend with his already controversial bowling client, Turkey Reeves, finding himself on the wrong side of the law.
    • What About the Fans?
      What About the Fans?
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Arliss is offered a part-ownership in the L.A. Kings if he can broker a lucrative new stadium deal in a new city for owner Flora Lansing, but he comes to realize relocating the team, and incurring the wrath of local fans, may not be in his best interest.
    • The Working Man's Friend
      The Working Man's Friend
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Foul weather leaving him nearly alone at the office gives Arliss a huge opportunity when a Cuban baseball star arrives after defecting.
    • What Arliss Hath Joined Together...
      Arliss' insistance that a basketball star client get his fiancée to sign a pre-nup may quash the wedding altogether. Or worse, his client may quit basketball.
    • The World at Your Feet
      The World at Your Feet
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A tennis prodigy, Kahoutec "Comet" Evans, that Arliss discovered at a young age can start playing professionally, but his mother's desire that he go to college conflicts greatly with Arliss' desire to make money from his talents.
    • A Full Service Agency
      A Full Service Agency
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Catcher Zack Bowers can barely get the ball back to the mound—let alone to second base—a result of being distracted by his suspicion his wife is unfaithful, and he demands that Arliss hire a private investigator to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Kirby is asked to housesit Bruce Smith's 'cat'.
    • The Cult of Celebrity
      The Cult of Celebrity
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Country music star Cooter McCoy wants Arliss to help him live a dream of playing professional baseball, not just playing music before the games. In the office, Stanley ends up having Rita and Kirby play matchmaker for him.
    • How to Turn a Minus into a Plus
      How to Turn a Minus into a Plus
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      When boxer Sucre Rey Santos gets arrested before a major fight, his (and Arliss') big payday disappears, until Arliss comes up with an ingenious way for the fight to go on and keep both their dreams live.
    • Our Past, Our Present, Our Future
      Our Past, Our Present, Our Future
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Stanley helps teenage skater Crystal Dupree realize that her parents are misusing her earnings for their own desires. Meanwhiles, Kirby attempts to keep a scam of his up and running.
    • Visionary for a New Millennium
      Visionary for a New Millennium
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Arliss sees nearly everything he could ask for in Giselle Jaynes, a beautiful marketing genius who has just one fatal flaw: she's clueless about sports.
    • The Company You Keep
      The Company You Keep
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Arliss finds himself with an offer to sell his company, something he never considered until he hears just how much is being offered. Arliss' suspicious staff knows something may be going down and wonders how safe their jobs are.
    • All That Glitters
      All That Glitters
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      Stunned by the sudden death of a good friend, Arliss goes off on a road trip of soul searching, leaving Rita, Kirby and Stanley to manage AMM on their own.
    • The Value of Loyalty
      The Value of Loyalty
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      When his fiancée demands a fresh start, a long-standing client (and friend) drops Arliss and his representation. Meanwhile, Arliss demands Rita stop dating a client.
    • Negotiating: It's Never Personal
      Negotiating: It's Never Personal
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Arliss represents high school basketball star Shaler Halimon and uses this fact to get back at Buddy Reingold, a team owner he holds a grudge towards.
    • End Game
      End Game
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      Arliss and Stanley try to persuade a reclusive former chess champion to get back into the game, and Rita is wooed by a former lover.
    • Profiles in Agenting
      Profiles in Agenting
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      Stanley and Kirby try to persuade boxer Roy Jones Jr. to endorse an innovative cooking product, while Arliss is smitten with Rita's sports photographer friend.
    • It's All in the Game
      It's All in the Game
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      Arliss and Kirby help an old client with politics, while Rita searches for a spokesmodel for new clothing.
    • Standards and Practices
      Standards and Practices
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      Stanley advises his sought-after football-star nephew on choosing the right college, while Arliss helps a female football reporter negotiate with network executives who see her as too old for the job.
    • The Truth Shall Set You Free
      The Truth Shall Set You Free
      Season 5 - Episode 13