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    Showtime Greenlights Jim Carrey Comedy ‘Kidding’

    Showtime has announced the pick-up of new half-hour comedy series called “Kidding,” starring 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. In “Kidding,” Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. […]

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    Showtime Renews ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ for Season 2

    Showtime has picked-up comedy “I’m Dying Up Here” for a second season, with an order for 10 new episodes. Debuting on June 4, 2017, “I’m Dying Up here” explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene. Season one starred Oscar winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Treme”), Ari Graynor (“Bad Teacher”), Michael Angarano (“The Knick”), Clark Duke […]

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    Showtime Announces Documentary Series ‘Active Shooter: America Under Fire’

    Showtime has announced a new eight-part documentary series, “Active Shooter: America Under Fire,” that delivers an in-depth exploration of mass shootings and their devastating consequences. The logline: From the first-hand perspective of survivors, families of the victims, witnesses and heroic first responders, the series goes beyond the sensationalistic coverage of these nightmarish moments to offer […]

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    Soft Start for ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival on Showtime

    Showtime’s much ballyhooed revival of serialized David Lynch drama “Twin Peaks” fell flat in the traditional ratings. The two-hour opener kicked-off with just 506,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating in adults 18-49 on Sunday, May 21 from 9:02-10:54 p.m. ET. Comparably, 36 million viewers tuned into the pilot of the original “Twin Peaks” on ABC […]

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    ‘Shameless’ to Return on Showtime for Season Eight

    Showtime has greenlit dramedy “Shameless” for an eighth season, with 12 new episodes set to debut in fall 2017. Debuting on Jan. 9, 2011, the series depicts the dysfunctional damily of Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy), a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk or in search of misadventures, his kids […]

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    Showtime Cancels ‘Masters of Sex’

    Showtime has opted against a fifth season of drama “Masters of Sex.” The now final episode on Sunday, Nov. 13 concluded with William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) tying the knot. Debuting on Sept. 29, 2013 and loosely based on Thomas Maier’s biography of the duo, the series explored the research and […]

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    Showtime Cancels ‘Roadies’

    Showtime has opted against a second season of Cameron Crowe’s musical drama “Roadies,” which followed the behind-the-scenes crews that bring tours to life. The series, which starred Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots, concluded its 10-episode run with just over 500,000 viewers based on the Live+3 Day data from Nielsen on August 28. Writer […]

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    Showtime Orders New Comedy Based on Short Film ‘SMILF’

    Showtime has ordered a new comedy pilot based on Frankie Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film “SMILF. Shaw will star, write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical pilot, with Michael London (“Sideways”), and Emmy nominees Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office,” “Bad Teacher”) executive producing. The scoop: Set in Boston, “SMILF” will take […]

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