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    Showtime Cancels ‘SMILF’

    Showtime has opted against a third season of comedy “SMILF” and has put its current deal with creator Frankie Shaw on hold following allegations of misconduct. “Frankie Shaw’s overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay while we review our options,” an ABC Studios spokesperson said. According to Vanity Fair: Behind-the-scenes issues with […]

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    Showtime to Launch Docuseries ‘Action’

    Showtime Sports Documentary Films today announced a multi-part docuseries titled “Action,” exploring the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling community as the industry navigates a landmark 2018 court ruling. Peeling back the curtain on a once taboo industry during its most critical juncture, the four-part series will premiere Sunday, March 24 at […]

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    Showtime to Air Documentary ‘The Go-Gos’

    Showtime has acquired U.S. rights to “The Go-Gos,” a feature documentary about the most successful female rock band of all time, with plans to premiere the film later this year. Alison Ellwood (“History of the Eagles”) will direct the project. The band granted full access for this textured biography featuring candid interviews and archival footage […]

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    Showtime Orders Sequel to ‘The L Word’

    Drama “The L Word,” which aired on Showtime for six seasons (from 2004 to 2009) will be revived in an upcoming eight episode sequel set to debut by the end of this year. Marja-Lewis Ryan (“The Four-Faced Liar,” 6 Balloons”) serves as showrunner and is executive producing with series creator Ilene Chaiken and original series stars Jennifer […]

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    Showtime Renews ‘Shameless’ for Season 10

    Showtime drama staple “Shameless,” which debuted on January 9, 2011, is returning for a 10th season despite the pending departure of Emmy Rossum as Fiona. Returning is Cameron Monaghan as Ian, who exited early in this current season. The remainder of the cast — William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky, Shonda […]

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    Showtime Renews ‘Ray Donovan’ for Season 7

    Showtime has greenlit drama “Ray Donovan” for a seventh season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes of 2019. The renewal for the Liev Schreiber vehicle comes near the end of its sixth season, and production will being in New York this coming spring.  Debuting on June 30, 2013, the drama was initially set in Los […]

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    Showtime Orders ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’

    Showtime has announced the next chapter of the “Penny Dreadful” saga with “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”  Creator, writer and executive producer John Loganwill continue in those same roles. Joining him as an executive producer will be Michael Aguilar (KIdding”). Production is expected to begin in 2019.     The logline: A spiritual descendant of the “Penny Dreadful” story set […]

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    Showtime Cancels Dark Comedy ‘I’m Dying Up Here’

    Showtime has opted against a third season of dark comedy “I’m Dying Up Here,” executive produced by Jim Carrey. Debuting on June 4, 2017, “I’m Dying Up Here” explored the Los Angeles stand-up scene of the early 1970s as a group of young comedians attempted to become successful at Goldie’s comedy club and potentially gain a […]

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    Showtime Announces 8th — and Final — Season of ‘Homeland’

    Showtime has announced tat the upcoming eight season of critically acclaimed drama “Homeland” will be its last. The now final 12 episodes will begin in June 2019. “’Homeland’ has been a game-changing series for Showtime, as provocative about the world we live in as it is prescient,” said David Nevins President and CEO of Showtime […]

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