Breaking TV News: Showtime To Reboot TWIN PEAKS as a Limited Series

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Press Release: Dig into some cherry pie and rejoice! Today, SHOWTIME announced that the critically-acclaimed Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning series TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series. Four-time Oscar® nominee David Lynch will direct every episode. TWIN PEAKS will go into production in 2015 to air on the network in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc.

“What more can I say – TWIN PEAKS with David Lynch and Mark Frost on SHOWTIME in 2016!” said Nevins. “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’”

Lynch and Frost added: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.” [Read more...]


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Most Needed Integration: Just when we were thinking that MASTERS OF SEX’s Betty — played by the awesome Annaleigh Ashford — had become completely disconnected from the main story, she landed a job as Masters and Johnson’s secretary!

Scariest Performance: Billy Magnussen was downright terrifying as alter ego Eric went on a killing spree in the finale of the underappreciated WE series THE DIVIDE.

Most Needed Break: The wildly bleak THE LEFTOVERS gave us an episode in which all of the characters were happy — relatively speaking — until the final moments.

Best Match: After being dissed by the various women he asked out on a date, BACHELOR IN PARADISE’s Kalon proved to be both a loser and loner by taking himself out on the town. “Welcome to the first one on none date,” he told cameras.

Most Efficient Use Of Time: When not shooting his literal partner-in-crime or being harangued by the ladies he’d kidnapped, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Levi found time to dash out to a Supercuts and ditch his long, flowing locks for a stylish new ’do!

Smartest Decision: Viewers voted not to reward BIG BROTHER’s Team America for the lame play they put on as part of a self-created challenge. “We decided to do something very entertaining,” said mastermind Frankie, proving not to understand the meaning of that word. [Read more...]

Breaking TV News: Showtime Renews RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX for a Third Season


Press Release: Hot off the continued critical and audience acclaim for the second seasons of RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX, SHOWTIME is green lighting third seasons for both of its hit drama series. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.

“Both RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX are quintessentially SHOWTIME: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” says Nevins. “These acclaimed shows are filled with complex and interesting characters and settings that will no doubt give audiences compelling television to invest in for seasons to come.” [Read more...]

Breaking TV News: Showtime Greenlights Second Season of PENNY DREADUL


Press Release: SHOWTIME has picked up a second season of its critically acclaimed drama series PENNY DREADFUL, it was announced today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. The network has given an expanded order of ten episodes to the series. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, PENNY DREADFUL has been embraced by the network’s subscribers, drawing 4.8 million weekly viewers across platforms since its launch. The series, which debuted to rave reviews, has claimed the spot as the network’s No. 1 watched new show ever on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® with over 3.6 million viewers on those platforms through the third week of the season. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, PENNY DREADFUL will go into production, and will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 launch. [Read more...]

Breaking TV News: In Honor of Gay Pride Month Showtime to Re-Air Full Seasons of QUEER AS FOLK and THE L WORD


Press Release: SHOWTIME is bringing back its groundbreaking series QUEER AS FOLK and THE L WORD in June in honor of gay pride month. All seasons will air on SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE from June through November. From June 2nd through June 30th, back-to-back episodes of both critically-acclaimed series will be offered Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then, starting on July 3rd, back-to-back episodes will air every Thursday night through November 13th. Subscribers can also catch up on the full five seasons of QUEER AS FOLK and the six seasons of THE L WORD on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and the network’s authenticated service SHOWTIME ANYTIME® starting this summer. These iconic series were hailed for tackling important issues and shattering stereotypes, and were both honored by the GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Viewers can expect more from THE L WORD executive producer and creator Ilene Chaiken in the form of a documentary which will premiere on SHOWTIME this summer. [Read more...]

You Be the Critic: Watch Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL Online Now for FREE!

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Press Release: SHOWTIME is offering viewers nationwide a chance to sample its highly-anticipated new drama PENNY DREADFUL across multiple platforms in advance of its series premiere in two weeks. The series premiere can be accessed now across multiple platforms including YouTube (, on the SHOWTIME website, via a number of television providers’ free On Demand channels and websites, and on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. The premiere episode is also available for free via SHOWTIME ANYTIME on any computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Kindle Fire™, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming players anywhere in the U.S., on Hulu, and on the SHOWTIME Preview app on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic and Sony.

Additionally, as a special treat for its subscribers, SHOWTIME will debut the series’ second episode on SHOWTIME ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. [Read more...]

Breaking TV News: Showtime Renews NURSE JACKIE for a Seventh Season


Press Release: In advance of its sixth season premiere, today SHOWTIME announced that it has picked up a seventh season of its signature comedy series NURSE JACKIE. The announcement was made by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. NURSE JACKIE stars Edie Falco in her Emmy® Award-winning and Golden Globe® and SAG-nominated role, and returns for a sixth season on Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. The seventh season of the series, which is a co-production of SHOWTIME and Lionsgate, will begin filming in New York later this year. [Read more...]