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    Showtime Orders Comedy ‘I Love This For You’

    Showtime has picked up the half-hour comedy series “I Love This For You,” starring and executive produced by “SNL’s” Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”) and featured another “SNL” alum, “Molly Shannon.” The logline: Inspired by Bayer’s own story of overcoming childhood leukemia, “I Love This For You” centers on Joanna Gold (Bayer) who dreams of becoming […]

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    Showtime Renews Sketch Show ‘Ziwe’ for Season 2

    Showtime has ordered a second season of the late-night variety sketch series “Ziwe’, starring and executive produced by Ziwe (“Desus & Mero”). A total of 12 new episodes will be split into two installments. The inaugural season of “Ziwe” included interviews with Phoebe Bridgers, Fran Lebowitz, Andrew Yang, Eboni K. Williams, Gloria Steinem and Stacey […]

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    Showtime Orders Drama ‘American Gigolo’

    Showtime has greenlit the drama series “American Gigolo” based on the 1980 film of the same name, starring Jon Bernthal (“Ford v Ferrari”,” The Walking Dead”) and written and directed by David Hollander “Ray Donovan”). Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, will executive produce along with Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. Bernthal also serves […]

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    Showtime Orders Anthology Series ‘Super Pumped’

    Showtime has given a series order to “Super Pumped”, an anthology series with the first season based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) has signed on to star in the first installment as Travis Kalanick, Uber’s hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted […]

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    Showtime Orders Drama ‘Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation’

    Showtime has greenlit hour-long scripted drama “Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation”, which is centered around one man’s personal journey from stigmatized childhood to warrior king. The logline: Rooted in actual events, “Shaka: King of the the Zulu Nation” tells the story of the Zulu Empire chief Shaka and his unlikely rise to power, uniting multiple […]

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    Showtime Orders Survival Drama ‘Yellowjackets’

    Showtime has given a series order to the survival drama “Yellowjackets,” which is described as the “saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness.” The logline: “Yellowjackets,” created by Ashley Nye and Bart Nickerson (“Narcos”), chronicles their […]

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    Showtime Orders Variety Series Starring and Executive Produced by Ziwe

    Showtime has placed a straight-to-series order for an untitled variety series starring and executive produced by writer, comedian and performer Ziwe. The series will feature interviews, sketches and more – including unscripted and unpredictable real-world rendezvous between everyday people and Ziwe. In addition to writing for “Desus & Mero” and “Our Cartoon President,”  Ziwe hosts an […]

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    Regina Hall Sings First Look Deal With Showtime

    Regina Hall (“Black Monday,” “Girls Trip”) has signed a first-look deal with Showtime, where she will develop and produce television projects under her production company, Rh Negative. Already in development is a one-hour comedy special featuring Hall as star and executive producer.  “Regina is an undeniable and brilliant force in Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera,” said Israel. “She […]

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    Showtime Renews ‘Black Monday’ for Season 3

    Showtime has greenlit black comedy “Black Monday” for a third season with an an order for 10 new episodes. Debuting in January 2019, the series stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer, and follows the employees of second-tier Wall Street trading firm the Jammer Group in the year leading up to “Black Monday”, […]

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