Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Showtime presented the final sessions of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. During his executive panel, Showtime Networks Inc. President and CEO David Nevins revealed his hope of having Stephen Colbert host a live special on election night. While there were no deals to announce, Nevins was confident that all would fall into place by November 8.
“I think it’s going to happen,” Nevins said. “I want to do it. Stephen wants to do it. The studio wants to do it. It will be Colbert unfettered. He’s promised he will say a few curse words. He’s not on CBS that night anyway. I just think it’ll be really fun.” Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
There’s good news and bad news today for fans of Homeland. First, the happy stuff: Showtime has gone ahead and renewed the hit drama for two more seasons. That’s in addition to the upcoming sixth seasons, which means viewers have a whopping three more seasons of Carrie’s misadventures to look forward to. But it’ll be a while before we actually get to them, because the unhappy news is that Homeland won’t return until 2017. Read More »
These days, Joe and Anthony Russo are famous for helping to steer the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. They directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and returned for Captain America: Civil War, and will be back yet again for the next two Avengers sequels. But before all that, they were best known for their work on beloved shows like Arrested Development, Community, and Happy Endings.
And, as it turns out, they haven’t abandoned their small-screen comedy roots completely. The Russos are teaming with Showtime for a new sitcom about a family of pot dealers. Zach Cregger (The Whitest Kids U’Know) and Moshe Kasher (Another Period) are also on board. Read More »
Cameron Crowe‘s track record has been hit or miss as of late. Elizabethtown drew limp reviews and even limper box office totals; We Bought a Zoo fared a bit better but quickly faded from memory; and Aloha was famous mostly for its bizarre casting of Emma Stone as a part-Asian character. But we’re in his corner here at /Film (it’s practically a running joke how many of us consider Almost Famous among our favorite films of all time), so we’ve got high hopes for his foray into television with Roadies.
As the title suggests, the new Showtime drama centers on a group of backstage workers following a hit arena band on a 60-show, 43-city tour. The premise seems just about perfect for Crowe, whose passion for music is outweighed only by his identification with “the uncool” — the earnest and vulnerable and romantic outsiders surrounding the cool guys on stage. Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, and Keisha Castle-Hughes are among the main cast. Watch the latest Roadies teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Homeland is coming back home. Following a fifth season filmed entirely in Berlin, the drama series is heading to New York City for its sixth season, as revealed by Showtime Networks president David Nevins at the Television Critics Association’s press tour. “We wanted to do another America story,” he said.
Just what shape our characters will be in, however, remains to be seen, especially after the dramatic developments of that fifth season finale. Hit the jump for more Homeland season 6 details. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the most hotly anticipated shows of 2016 became one of the most hotly anticipated shows of 2017 when Showtime announced they were pushing back the Twin Peaks revival. But lest you worry this means the new episodes aren’t happening at all, the network has released a tiny little Twin Peaks trailer showing off the series’ gorgeous Pacific Northwest setting and its deliciously creepy vibe.
Check out the new Twin Peaks trailer after the jump. Read More »
Amazon Prime just got a little bit sweeter. Yesterday the company that has anything and everything just launched their Streaming Partners Program for Amazon Prime users, which allows them to add subscription programming from nearly 20 partners to their video service, but for an extra cost.
The two major partners in this new initiative are Showtime and Starz, and this new program may have the making of an a la carte cable service taking shape at Amazon. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
It takes time to brew a damn fine cup of coffee, apparently. David Lynch‘s Twin Peaks limited series is now slated to premiere in 2017, rather than 2016 as previously expected. Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation (which owns Showtime), confirmed the Twin Peaks delay this week. More about the Twin Peaks 2017 release after the jump. Read More »
Fans of television, music, and Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), we have some excellent news for you: Showtime has picked up Roadies. The project, which is about the lives of roadies, is Crowe’s first ever television series. Roadies season 1 will premiere next summer. Learn more and watch the Roadies season 1 teaser trailer after the jump.
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