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    Showtime Renews ‘Couples Therapy’ for Season Two

    Showtime has picked up a second season of the docuseries “Couple’s Therapy” from filmmakers Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli Despres. The sophomore season will feature therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik. The logline: “Couples Therapy” unlocks a hidden world of other people’s relationships. Far from reality-show caricatures, this is true documentary filmmaking that brings viewers into […]

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    Showtime Orders Drama ‘Ripley’

    Showtime has greenlit drama “Ripley,” which is based on Patricia Highsmith’s quintet of Tom Ripley novels. In the series, Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”) as Tom Ripley is a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York who is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. […]

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    Showtime Orders Drama Pilot ‘Yellowjackets’

    Showtime has announced a pilot order for the hour-long drama series “Yellowjackets,” with creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (“Narcos”) executive producing and serving as showrunners. Described as an equal combination of survival epic, horror story and coming-of-age drama, “Yellowjackets” tells the narrative of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who […]

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    Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in Showtime Drama ‘First Ladies’

    On the heels of the upcoming final season of “How to Get Away With Murder” comes word that Viola Davis will portray Michelle Obama in upcoming Showtime drama “First Ladies.” The premium anthology drama, to be written by novelist Aaron Cooley, will explore the public and private lives of first ladies throughout American history. In addition […]

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    Showtime Orders Comedy ‘Back To Life’

    Showtime has given a six-episode order to comedy “Back to Life,” from “Fleabag” producers Harry and Jack Williams and Daisy Haggard (“Episodes”). Haggard plays Miri Matteson, who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large.  Created […]

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    Showtime Orders Dark Comedy ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’

    Showtime has picked up one-hour dark comedy “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” starring Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”) as a woman in relentless pursuit of the American Dream. Also featured will be Théodore Pellerin (“Genesis”), Beth Ditto (“Nocturnal Animals”), Mel Rodriguez (“The Last Man on Earth”) and Ted Levine (“The Silence of the Lambs)”. Created and executive […]

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    Showtime Greenlights Sitcom ‘Work in Progress’

    Showtime has ordered “Work in Progress,” which it describes the show as a “funny and uniquely human comedy (that) features Abby McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.” The series is created by McEnany and Tim Mason, and Showtime acquired the project after […]

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    Showtime Announces “The L Word: Generation Q” as the Title for “The L Word” Sequel

    Showtime has unveiled the official title of its “The L Word” sequel as “The L World: Generation Q,” which will debut this fall. Marja-Lewis Ryan (“The Four-Faced Liar,” “6 Balloons”) serves as showrunner and is executive producing with original series creator Ilene Chaiken and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. Kristen Campo also […]

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    Showtime Orders Fifth Season of ‘Billions’

    Showtime has greenlit drama “Billions” for a fifth season, which is currently averaging 4.2 million viewers per week across platforms. The season four finale will air on Sunday, June 9.  The logline: When everyone is out for revenge, no one is safe. Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giametti), former enemies, and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie […]

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