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Exciting news! PENNY DREADFUL will be back for a second season consisting of 10 episodes. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, the series will go back into production in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 launch.

The fifth episode of the series airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT is not to be missed – viewers will learn the shocking truth behind the bond that connects Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Vanessa (Eva Green) and Mina (Olivia Llewellyn). Leading up to this Sunday’s episode, SHOWTIME will air two Penny Dreadful marathons on Saturday, June 7th, before and after the 10 p.m. television premiere of The Last Exorcism Part II. Episodes 101 through 104 of Penny Dreadful will air from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and then again from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Viewers hoping to catch up on what they’ve missed so far can also watch the first four episodes on  SHOWTIME ON DEMAND and SHOWTIME ANYTIME. For a sneak peek at Sunday night’s episode, go to: s.sho.com/1mSeJ9D

We are thrilled to welcome Laila Robins and Corey Stoll to HOMELAND season four! Today, SHOWTIME announced that these two acclaimed actors have joined the fourth season of our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series. Robins joins as a series regular in the role of “Martha Boyd,” the United States Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who is professional and put together, with a ship-to-ship voice and the personality to match. Stoll will guest star as “Sandy Bachman,” the CIA Chief of Station in Pakistan and a rising star in the Agency’s firmament. The series’ fourth season will begin production later this month in Cape Town, South Africa.  HOMELAND returns to SHOWTIME this fall. 

NINE CRITICS’ CHOICE TV NOMINATIONS FOR SHOWTIME

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We are thrilled to announce that SHOWTIME has been honored with nine nominations for the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards! These are the most noms to-date for the network from the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. 

MASTERS OF SEX is one of this year’s top nominees with five nominations. In addition to Masters’ Best Drama Series nomination, Masters of Sex’s Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan and Beau Bridges, Ray Donovan’s Jon Voight, Shameless’ Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White and Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever were all nominated. Allison Janney is a two-time nominee for her performances in two different shows this year – Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series category for MASTERS OF SEX, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for Mom.

Shameless’ Emmy Rossum is the first actress to ever be nominated by the Critics’ Choice TV Awards in both the Best Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series categories – also making her the first actress to be nominated for the same show in both drama and comedy. This is the first major award nomination ever for Shameless’ Jeremy Allen White. Masters of Sex’s Lizzy Caplan is also the only Best Actress in a Drama Series nominee for a freshman series this year.

Congrats to all!

Exciting news! We are proud to announce that we’re bringing back the groundbreaking SHOWTIME series QUEER AS FOLK and THE L WORD in June in honor of gay pride month. All seasons of both series will re-air on SHOWTIME SHOWCASE from June through November. From June 2nd through June 30th, back-to-back episodes of both critically-acclaimed series will be offered Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then, starting on July 3rd, back-to-back episodes will air every Thursday night through November 13th. These iconic series were hailed for tackling important issues and shattering stereotypes, and were both honored by the GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.

Calling all SHOWTIME fans, we are thrilled to announce our Free Preview Weekend will start this Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11th. SHOWTIME will be available in 74 million households and viewers will be able to sample the network’s award winning programming.

 

The Free Preview weekend will include the series premiere of the new drama series PENNY DREADFUL, as well as new episodes of the critically-acclaimed hit series NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION, the premium television premiere of Scary Movie 5, and the premiere of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, the thrilling 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout from Saturday, May 3. During the Preview, SHOWTIME will also debut the second episode of PENNY DREADFUL on SHOWTIME ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Free Preview Weekend viewers will have access to current and past episodes of our SHOWTIME original series including HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, CALIFORNICATION, NURSE JACKIE, HOUSE OF LIES, EPISODES, WEEDS and DEXTER, all available on SHOWTIME On Demand and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.  The network will also air a variety of feature films including Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sinister, Alex Cross, Step Up Revolution and Lincoln. Documentary programming will include the first four episodes of Years of Living Dangerously, Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, MAD DOG: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi, Broadway Idiot: Green Day on Broadway, Springsteen & I, Made in America, LT: The Life & Times, Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge To Russia and History of the Eagles, among many others

 

The preview will be available across a number of distributors including AT&T U-verse, Cable ONE, CenturyLink Prism, Comcast, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Mediacom, RCN and Verizon FiOS, among many others. Available platforms will vary by participating distributor. The Free Preview Weekend is available to digital subscribers of participating providers only, on both SD and HD feeds. Select providers will offer the Free Preview via SHOWTIME ON DEMAND and SHOWTIME ANYTIME. For additional details and a full schedule of programming, go to SHO.com/freepreview.

We are excited to announce that Emmy-winning comedian and actress SARAH SILVERMAN is joining season two of our critically-acclaimed drama series MASTERS OF SEX. She will recur in the guest starring role of Helen. Season two is currently filming in Los Angeles and will premiere on Sunday July 13th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME® AND KOBE BRYANT FIND THEIR MUSE

KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE – The New Original Feature-Length Documentary Captures a Never-Before-Seen Portrait of An Elite Athlete’s Professional and Personal Journey
 As Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant prepares for his much-anticipated return to the NBA next season, SHOWTIME is set to air the original documentary film KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE, an in-depth look into the life, inspirations and challenges facing one of the most successful and complex figures in professional sports.  The feature-length documentary is directed by Gotham Chopra (Decoding Deepak, ESPN’s upcoming 30 For 30 film, The Little Master). The film is currently in production in Los Angeles and will air this fall on SHOWTIME. 

 At this critical juncture in his career, viewers will watch as Bryant attempts to cement his legacy, opening a window into the mind of an elite athlete still motivated to be the best, but also contemplating life after sports. KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE will feature the successes and challenges that have shaped Bryant’s professional life as well as inform audiences who are unaware of the lesser-known aspects of his career, while offering new insights to those who have followed him closely.

The documentary will examine Bryant’s storied basketball career, detailing his mentorships, allies and rivalries that have helped shape his 18-year tenure in the NBA.  The ultimate competitor for nearly two decades, a 16-time All-Star and winner of five NBA championships, Bryant dominated professional basketball until a series of recent injuries threatened to abridge his career.  With unbridled access to his daily experience, the film will reveal what makes Bryant tick and the life-long inspirations that have motivated him.

SHOWTIME® AND KOBE BRYANT FIND THEIR MUSE

KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE – The New Original Feature-Length Documentary Captures a Never-Before-Seen Portrait of An Elite Athlete’s Professional and Personal Journey

 As Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant prepares for his much-anticipated return to the NBA next season, SHOWTIME is set to air the original documentary film KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE, an in-depth look into the life, inspirations and challenges facing one of the most successful and complex figures in professional sports.  The feature-length documentary is directed by Gotham Chopra (Decoding Deepak, ESPN’s upcoming 30 For 30 film, The Little Master). The film is currently in production in Los Angeles and will air this fall on SHOWTIME. 

 At this critical juncture in his career, viewers will watch as Bryant attempts to cement his legacy, opening a window into the mind of an elite athlete still motivated to be the best, but also contemplating life after sports. KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE will feature the successes and challenges that have shaped Bryant’s professional life as well as inform audiences who are unaware of the lesser-known aspects of his career, while offering new insights to those who have followed him closely.

The documentary will examine Bryant’s storied basketball career, detailing his mentorships, allies and rivalries that have helped shape his 18-year tenure in the NBA.  The ultimate competitor for nearly two decades, a 16-time All-Star and winner of five NBA championships, Bryant dominated professional basketball until a series of recent injuries threatened to abridge his career.  With unbridled access to his daily experience, the film will reveal what makes Bryant tick and the life-long inspirations that have motivated him.

Viewers nationwide can now sample our new epic docu-series YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY across multiple platforms now. The first episode of the series can be accessed on YouTube, on the SHOWTIME website, via select television providers’ free On Demand channels and websites, and on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. The premiere episode is also available for free via SHOWTIME ANYTIME® on any computer, iPhone®, iPad®,  Android phones and tablets, Kindle Fire, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming players anywhere in the U.S., on  the SHOWTIME Preview app on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic and Sony, as well as for download as a free video podcast on iTunes. 

 

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY features a star-studded roster of major film, television and news figures who trekked across the globe reporting on first-person accounts of those affected by – and seeking solutions to – climate change. The series premieres this Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Unfolding over nine one-hour episodes, this first-of-its-kind series, will include a number of correspondents including stars Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ian Somerhalder, scientists like Dr. M. Sanjayan, and news figures including Mark Bittman, Thomas Friedman, Chris Hayes and Lesley Stahl. YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY is executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Emmy®-winning former 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, and climate expert Daniel Abbasi.  For more information, please visit www.yearsoflivingdangerously.com.

Our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series HOMELAND will begin production in Cape Town, South Africa. Season four will find Carrie Mathison (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes) assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East where she is back on the front lines in the war on terror.  The series will begin production in mid-June and shoot through November of this year. HOMELAND’s fourth season will premiere this fall on SHOWTIME.
 

“We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte,” said Homeland showrunner and executive producer Alex Gansa. “We knew going into season four that we would need to move the production overseas to tell the story of Carrie returning to the Middle East as chief of station.  We are thrilled to have found a new home in Cape Town and look forward to getting season four production off the ground.”

Our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series HOMELAND will begin production in Cape Town, South Africa. Season four will find Carrie Mathison (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes) assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East where she is back on the front lines in the war on terror.  The series will begin production in mid-June and shoot through November of this year. HOMELAND’s fourth season will premiere this fall on SHOWTIME.

 

“We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte,” said Homeland showrunner and executive producer Alex Gansa. “We knew going into season four that we would need to move the production overseas to tell the story of Carrie returning to the Middle East as chief of station.  We are thrilled to have found a new home in Cape Town and look forward to getting season four production off the ground.”

Great news! SHOWTIME ANYTIME is available at launch on the new streaming media device Amazon Fire TV, giving SHOWTIME subscribers free, unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of our programming, as well as the live broadcast of both the East and West Coast feeds of SHOWTIME, all streamed to your TV. SHOWTIME ANYTIME is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating television providers.

With SHOWTIME ANYTIME already available on Amazon Kindle Fire, the launch on Fire TV now gives our subscribers a great new user experience especially designed for TV viewing.  We customized the SHOWTIME ANYTIME user experience for Fire TV, combining a vibrant visual design that showcases the network’s programming, with navigation that is easy to use with a remote control. Showtime Anytime branding will be featured on the Fire TV product box and in retail store displays.

In addition to Fire TV, SHOWTIME ANYTIME can also be accessed on any computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Androidphones and tablets, Kindle Fireor Roku® players anywhere in the U.S.