EPISODES to End With Season 5

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Showtime has officially confirmed that season 5 will be the final season of the comedy series EPISODES.

“EPISODES’ scathing portrait of network executives has kept me on my best behavior these last several years, for which I am grudgingly grateful to Jeffrey and David,” said Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.. “I love this show and can’t wait to see what comic heights Matt and company will scale during the fifth and final season of our inspired series.”

“We have had the best time making this show,” said showrunners David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. “Showtime has been the opposite of every network we write about. If it were up to them we could go on making EPISODES forever. But we’ve told the story we set out to tell and we’d never want to outstay our welcome.”

BILLIONS Season Finale Preview: Everything Comes to a Head

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Axe was going through a personal crisis on last week’s BILLIONS after losing big on a trade. During a lengthy late-night session with Wendy, he got to the root of the problem (his guilt over Donnie’s death) and seemed poised for a comeback. But he also confessed some things to Wendy, including making one of his employee’s gun charges disappear thanks to some well-placed payoffs to the police. Wendy wrote up notes about his actions on her computer and then Chuck went snooping and found them.

Now Chuck believes that he has everything he needs to finally put Axe in jail and he lays out his plan in the season finale to use bribery charges to bring Axe down. But Axe still has powerful friends and Hall tells him that Chuck has new evidence against him that could land him in prison. Wendy, of course, has finally realized how far her husband has gone in his pursuit of Axe and threatens to expose him after Ace accuses her of leaking the information to Chuck. Meanwhile, Axe reminds Lara of their contingency plan and she prepares for the Axelrod family to flee the country.

Showtime warns that “with his marriage and career in peril, Chuck is forced to take actions that further his rift with Connerty. Having sacrificed so much to this case – including possibly his marriage – Chuck finds Axe for an explosive confrontation.”

Don’t miss the season finale of BILLIONS tonight (April 10) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

BILLIONS Sneak Peeks: Tough Day at the Office

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Axe makes a bad decision on this week’s BILLIONS. After insisting that they hold on to some stock against the advice of his analysts and traders (because he’s convinced he’s making the right call), Axe loses hundreds of millions of dollars when the company doesn’t deliver and their stock tanks. He decides to turn to Wendy for help (thinking that the problem lies within himself), but Lara doesn’t believe Wendy can be trusted — not after Chuck and Axe declared war on one another and put Wendy in the middle.

Meanwhile, Lara suggests to her sister, Lu, that she become the new chef at Axe Capital now that she’s selling their restaurant, but Lu balks at the suggestion. So Lara takes them both back to the old neighbourhood to remind her of their roots.

Finally, Chuck is setting out to secure powerful allies in D.C. in his continued fight against Axe. And Sacker and Connerty are shutting down the case against Axe Capital just as Chuck finds evidence that could help them — right in his own home.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BILLIONS tonight (April 3) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

Tonight on BILLIONS: A Disappearance

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There’s going to be a lot of fallout on this week’s BILLIONS. After the truth of what Axe did after 9/11 came to light in last week’s episode, the public backlash will be big. Axe is “under siege”, for lack of a better term. There will be public demonstrations, fleeing investors and even insurrection inside Axe Capital. Lara has to deal with her own family and the brotherhood of firefighters who are angry about what Axe did and she wonders if they should temporarily move away until the hatred dies down. But Axe believes they should simply stand their ground. All of this eventually leads Lara to make a painful sacrifice.

Meanwhile the state’s informant has gone missing and Chuck, Connerty and the FBI start a manhunt to try and track him down. Wendy is also going to be suspicious about her husband’s insistence that he has given up the Axe case.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BILLIONS tonight (March 13) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

DARK NET: Showtime Orders Second Season of Documentary Series

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Showtime has ordered a second season of the documentary series DARK NET on the heels of its season 1 finale. Each half-hour episode of DARK NET sheds light on themes such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction, the webcam sex trade and more.

“Produced and developed by cutting edge media and technology company, Vocativ, the docu-series explores the dangers of the internet’s unregulated underbelly known as the deep web. Vocativ uses proprietary technology, exclusive to their company, to reveal new voices, emerging trends and surprising data to identify and develop story angles. With this exclusive technology, DARK NET unveils the stories of a dramatically changing digitally connected world.”

While you wait for the second season, you can catch up on season 1 of DARK NET on Showtime, Showtime on Demand®, Showtime Anytime® and the Showtime. streaming service.

Showtime Producing Whitney Houston Documentary

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Showtime Documentary Films has announced the start of production on a film exploring Whitney Houston’s life and career. The film is produced, directed and narrated by BAFTA Award winner Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Tales of the Grim Sleeper), and will shoot in Los Angeles. The filmmakers will “talk to the key people in Houston’s life to create an indelible portrait of the artist. With behind-the-scenes materials, candid interviews and performance footage, including many of Houston’s greatest hits, this film will offer a raw and uncensored look at Houston and explore the impact her life and death had on the people around her and on the world of music.”

“Nick is a bold storyteller with an acclaimed track record of provocative documentary filmmaking,” said Vinnie Malhotra, Senior Vice President, Documentary and Unscripted Programming for Showtime Networks Inc. “Showtime Documentary Films is thrilled to partner with him on this project, as he delves deep into the life of Whitney Houston to tell the real story behind the rise and fall of one of America’s most iconic singers.”

BILLIONS Preview: Uncovering a Mole

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“There are no innocent men. Not on Wall Street”. That’s what Chuck Rhodes tells Bryan in this week’s BILLIONS when the underling faces a moral dilemma as to whether he should frame an innocent man as a mole after Axe receives a tip about a mole inside his company. Chuck believes they need to protect their real mole, but Bryan doesn’t want to frame a patsy in order to keep up their investigation. As a result Chuck is frustrated by what’s happening with the investigation, but he and Wendy are both looking forward to a future without Axe Capital looming between them.

Meanwhile, Axe becomes deeply paranoid about the potential mole and tries to scare them out, while the investigation starts to invade Lara’s personal life, which causes tension between her and Axe. Finally, Showtime warns that “a secret from Axe’s past surfaces, threatening everything he has built.”

Don’t miss an all new episode of BILLIONS tonight (March 13) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

BILLIONS Sneak Peeks: After the Failed Deal

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Axe runs into quite a bit of trouble that doesn’t even involve the US Attorney’s office in this week’s BILLIONS. After another resident of the Hamptons drives Axe and Lara’s kids home drunk, Axe rushes to his house and punches him. But the situation backfires when an edited video of the incident gets sent to a reporter and the police get involved.

Over at the US Attorney’s office, Chuck continues to conceal his involvement with the case. And Spiros is making demands that he take a larger role now that Chuck has recused himself. Of course, Chuck has an ace up his sleeve that could put Spiros in his place. Wendy, meanwhile, isn’t sure who to believe about how the deal she brokered between Axe and Chuck fell apart and starts to question her husband’s role in it. She also meets with an attractive headhunter to consider a career change — but something more than a job opportunity arises.

And Connerty manages to turn a member of Axe’s inner circle into an informant, which means that the case against Axe Capital has just gained a powerful weapon.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BILLIONS tonight (March 6) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

BILLIONS Sneak Peeks: Will Axe Fall?

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Is it judgement day for Bobby Axelrod and Axe Capital on this week’s BILLIONS? Chuck Rhodes seems to think it is and he’s convinced that he is the man to take Axe down.

Axe is spoiling for a fight with Chuck and he wants to engage in a scorched-earth defense, but that could threaten his relationship with Wendy. And Lara is also concerned about what this investigation could do to hurt their family.

But the tide may be turning, because Chuck’s interrogation of Dollar Bill doesn’t go exactly as planned. And soon Chuck feels political pressure to recuse himself in the face of a long legal battle.

Enter Wendy, who is caught in the middle and starts engaging in diplomacy to facilitate a deal that could benefit both men. But in order to finalize her deal, Chuck and Axe have to meet. Is it a good idea to put these two powerful men in the same room together?

Don’t miss an all new episode of BILLIONS tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

BILLIONS Sneak Peeks: Disappearing Act

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Bobby “Axe” Axelrod made a stunning pronouncement at the end of last week’s BILLIONS when he seemingly shut down his fund. In this week’s episode he orders his traders to unload all of their positions and then he disappears from Axe Capital.

Naturally, that sends the firm into chaos. Has Axe decided to retire from the money came for good? As he’s MIA from the firm and planning a trip on his yacht, Wags and Wendy are left to hold down the fort and eventually Wendy reaches out to Axe to figure out what her old friend is up to.

Meanwhile Chuck learns about Axe’s disappearance and is confused as to the money man’s strategy. He goes into high gear to find out more and is eventually led to a farm in Iowa where he discovers a questionable trade and a key witness. Now armed with some solid evidence, Chuck heads to Axe Capital to make a very surprising arrest.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BILLIONS tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.