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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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    Kanye West Developing Showtime Series ‘Ominiverse’

    A half-hour limited anthology series starring Jaden Smith as a younger “alternate reality” version of rapper Kanye West has been put into development at Showtime. The series is titled “Ominiverse” and it is described as a limited half-hour anthology series “examining the many doors of perception.” The first season, the one for which a pilot script has […]

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    Showtime Greenlights ‘The Chi’ for Season 3

    Showtime has picked up the drama series “The Chi” for a third season. Created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (“Boomerang,” “Master of None”) and executive produced by Common (“Selma”), “The Chi” is described as a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and […]

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    Showtime Renews ‘Black Monday’ for Season Two

    Showtime has announced a second season of Wall Street comedy “Black Monday” from “Happy Endings” creator David Caspe, \writer Jordan Cahan (“My Best Friend’s Girl”), Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“Preacher”) and Sony Pictures TV Studios. Ten new episodes have been ordered. “Black Monday mines big comedy from the greed, the style, the music and the excess of the […]

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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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