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Just a coincidence that LeBron James-produced show aired parental abuse episode

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers warms

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers warms up before game against Maccabi Tel Aviv at Quicken Loans Arena on Oct. 5, 2014 in Cleveland. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Miller

"Survivor's Remorse," an adult comedy on Starz about a pro basketball star, has A-list producers that include LeBron James and MLB commissioner runner-up Tom Werner, sharp writing and an appealing cast.

But the people behind the show cannot predict the future. So the fact last Saturday's episode centered on abusive parental discipline, with a reference to a "switch," was pure coincidence. Adrian Peterson had nothing to do with it.

"It's weird because we shot the show in March, and the current events are happening right now," James told before the Oct. 4 premiere.

"People will see it and say, 'Oh, they bit right off of what is going on right now,' and actually, if you know, to tape a show it takes months and months in advance. We actually did a reading in January."

The show is halfway through its initial six-episode run. Starz has announced a 10-episode second season


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