Showtime picks up a ninth season of its hit series ‘Shameless’

On the heels of Sunday’s eighth season premiere, which delivered 50 percent year-over-year growth, SHOWTIME has given a ninth season order to SHAMELESS. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. One of the network’s longest-running and most successful series ever, SHAMELESS ranks as the network’s … [Read more...]

Jim Carrey to star in new Showtime series ‘Kidding,’ directed by Michel Gondry

Today, SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe® winner Jim Carrey (The Truman Show) in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), who will direct the project. With a 10-episode first-season … [Read more...]

Showtime to premiere ‘Erik Griffin: The Ugly Truth’ on July 7

Comedian and I’M DYING UP HERE star Erik Griffin (Workaholics, Blunt Talk)  makes his hour-long debut in the new comedy special ERIK GRIFFIN: THE UGLY TRUTH premiering Friday, July 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Griffin’s hilarious special is the third standalone comedy event from the stars of the network’s newest drama series I’M DYING UP HERE, … [Read more...]

Benedict Cumberbatch to star and produce new Showtime limited series ‘Melrose’

Today, Showtime Networks announced the pickup of the five-part limited series MELROSE, starring and executive produced by Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock). BAFTA Award nominee David Nicholls (Far From the Madding Crowd, One Day) is writing all five episodes of the television adaptation. Based on … [Read more...]