Bookie (TV series)

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Created by
Opening theme"Bookie Theme Song"
Ending theme"Bookie Theme Song"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
  • Chuck Lorre
  • Nick Bakay
  • Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Judi Marmel
Production locationLos Angeles County, California[1]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time23–28 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseNovember 30, 2023 (2023-11-30) –
present (present)

Bookie is an American comedy television series created by Chuck Lorre and Nick Bakay starring Sebastian Maniscalco, Omar Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, Jorge Garcia, Maxim Swinton, and Charlie Sheen. It premiered on Max on November 30, 2023. In January 2024, the series was renewed for a second season.


A veteran bookie must fight to survive the legalization of sports gambling, increasingly unstable clients, and fast-paced life in Los Angeles.[2]



No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
11"Always Smell the Money"Chuck LorreChuck Lorre & Nick BakayNovember 30, 2023 (2023-11-30)T12.17851
22"Making Lemonade"Andy TennantChuck Lorre & Nick BakayNovember 30, 2023 (2023-11-30)T12.17852
33"Trust Your Sphincter"Andy TennantChuck Lorre & Nick BakayDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)T12.17853
44"Some Whales Nix the Vig"Andy TennantChuck Lorre & Nick BakayDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)T12.17854
55"Beware the Family Jewels"Ken WhittinghamChuck Lorre & Nick BakayDecember 14, 2023 (2023-12-14)T12.17855
66"Nepo Bookies"Kyle NewacheckChuck Lorre & Nick BakayDecember 14, 2023 (2023-12-14)T12.17856
77"The Super Bowl: God's Gift to Bookies"Andy TennantChuck Lorre & Nick BakayDecember 21, 2023 (2023-12-21)T12.17857
Note: This episode was dedicated to Marvin Miles, who died on August 3, 2023 at the age of 72. The vanity card reads: "In Memory of "Marvelous" Marvin Miles".[3]
88"A Square Job in a Round Hole"Andy TennantChuck Lorre & Nick BakayDecember 21, 2023 (2023-12-21)T12.17858



On October 4, 2022, it was announced that HBO Max had given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to a comedy series created by Chuck Lorre and Nick Bakay, titled How to Be a Bookie. It was also announced that Sebastian Maniscalco would star in a leading role in the series.[2][4] Lorre (through his Chuck Lorre Productions banner), Nick Bakay, Maniscalco and Judi Marmel are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.[2] Bookie premiered on Max on November 30, 2023.[5] On January 5, 2024, Max renewed the series for a second season.[6]


On November 7, 2022, it was announced that Omar Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito and Jorge Garcia had joined the cast.[7] On December 13, 2022, it was announced that Maxim Swinton had also joined the cast.[8] On April 17, 2023, Charlie Sheen joined the cast in a recurring role.[9]


Bookie was filmed in Los Angeles County, California.[1] Champs Sports Pub in Burbank, California was used as a shooting location in several episodes.


The first season of Bookie aired on Max from November 30 to December 21, 2023.[5]


On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 90% of 10 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.1/10.[10]


  1. ^ a b "All Filming Locations of Bookie". Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (October 4, 2022). "Chuck Lorre Bookie Comedy Starring Sebastian Maniscalco Gets HBO Max Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  3. ^ "R.I.P. Marvin Miles (October 6, 1950–August 3, 2023)". The Obituary App. Retrieved February 4, 2024.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 4, 2022). "Chuck Lorre Sets Sebastian Maniscalco Bookie Comedy at HBO Max". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2023). "Bookie Trailer: First Look At Charlie Sheen's TV Return In Chuck Lorre's Sebastian Maniscalco Max Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Ryan (January 5, 2024). "Bookie Renewed for Season 2 at Max". TVLine. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (November 7, 2022). "Chuck Lorre Bookie Comedy Adds Omar J. Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, Jorge Garcia To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  8. ^ Porter, Rick (December 13, 2022). "Chuck Lorre's 'How to Be a Bookie' Adds Maxim Swinton (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 17, 2023). "Charlie Sheen Reunites With Chuck Lorre, Joins Max Comedy Series 'How To Be A Bookie'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  10. ^ "Bookie: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 27, 2023.

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