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!
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.
Christmas was three weeks ago, but at SHOWTIME we have a few more presents to hand out… How about some premiere dates? New seasons of your favorite SHOWTIME series are right around the corner, including:
INSIDE COMEDY will return on February 11th with an even more impressive line-up of comedy luminaries for its second season including: Judd Apatow, Carol Burnett, Jim Carrey, Louis C.K., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Betty White, among others.
NURSE JACKIE season five and THE BORGIAS season three return to SHOWTIME on April 14th at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively. THE BIG C: hereafter, a limited event series with four one-hour installments, will premiere on Monday, April 29th at 10 p.m.
For the first time ever DEXTER moves to the SUMMER! Season 8 will premiere on June 30 at 9 p.m., followed by our new drama series Ray Donovan at 10 p.m., starring Liev Schreiber and an all-star cast.
Homeland returns for a third season on Sept. 29th at 9 p.m., followed by the launch of our new drama series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan at 10 p.m.
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