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Showtime Orders a Third Season of ‘Billions’

Showtime has greenlit drama series “Billions” for a third season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes. Debuting on Jan. 17, 2016, the series is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of SAC Capital. It stars Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman, and currently airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

“‘Billions; continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season two is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in season three.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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