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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.”