moonbase 8 premiere episode

Showtime’s upcoming comedy Moonbase 8 will drop its premiere episode online for free on November 8, so if you’re curious about the show but don’t have Showtime, here’s your chance! On top of that, Showtime is going to make the entire first season available on-demand at once, so if you are a Showtime subscriber you’ll be able to binge through this bad boy.

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dexter revival

Last week, Showtime dropped the bomb that Dexter would be returning as a limited series revival from original showrunner Clyde Phillips, with star Michael C. Hall set to don the splatter-proof vinyl apron again. It’s been seven years since Dexter went off the air, and seven years since most fans had purged the show from their brains after a particularly divisive finale. Which raised the question: who actually wanted a Dexter finale? Phillips did, specifically to “make right” by the much-maligned original ending, the showrunner said.

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stephen colbert election special

Stephen Colbert is heading back to Showtime for another live election night special. Hopefully, the results of this year’s will be better than the last one. In a wordy but appropriately urgently titled special called Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning late night host Stephen Colbert will react in real-time to election results as the state-by-state returns come in. See the Stephen Colbert election special teaser below.

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John Belushi Documentary

Following a deep dive into the history and legacy of The Comedy Store, Showtime has another chronicle of a comedy staple who left us far too soon.

John Belushi was a tour de force. After breaking out on Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon’s Animal House, Belushi became one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. He was the kind of guy everyone wanted to have a beer with. But while there was this wrecking ball of comedic energy on the outside, on the inside, Belushi was dealing with his own demons, and his incredible fame would only feed them with alcohol and drugs. Showtime’s new documentary Belushi will chronicle all the comedian’s highs and lows, and you can see the first trailer right now. Read More »

your honor trailer

Bryan Cranston is the one who judges in Your Honor, a new Showtime limited series in which the Breaking Bad actor plays a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run. The impressive cast also includes Michael Stuhlbarg, Hope Davis, Carmen Ejogo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and more. Peter Moffat serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer of multiple episodes. Watch the Your Honor trailer below.

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the comey rule trailer

They say hindsight is 20/20, but we really don’t need hindsight — or a prestigious Showtime limited series — to know what went wrong with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It was documented in the string of increasingly depressing headlines that followed the election of Donald Trump and showed how broken our nation and electoral system really is. But maybe The Comey Rule could give us more insight by presenting it as a thrilling House of Cards-style political drama! Watch The Comey Rule trailer below.

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Moonbase 8

Space Force arrived on Netflix earlier this year and faded away just as quickly. The reunion of NBC’s The Office creator Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell just didn’t have the magic to deliver a memorable series. But we’ll get another chance at some outer space hilarity later this year thanks to Showtime’s recent acquisition of A24’s comedy series Moonbase 8 starring Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and John C. Reilly (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story). Read More »

showtime mob drama

More than a decade after HBO’s acclaimed mob drama The Sopranos went off the air, Showtime is developing an hour-long drama series of its own about the mafia – and this new show comes from a former Sopranos writer.

Terence Winter, who won four Emmys for his work writing The Sopranos, is writing a series based on the history of organized crime in America, and he’s teaming up with mega-producer Brian Grazer and Goodfellas and Casino writer Nicholas Pileggi to bring it to the small screen. Read More »

trailer round-up cats and dogs 3

Hello again, friend of a friend. It’s time for a trailer round-up! This is an infrequent column where we cobble together various trailers from TV shows and movies that aren’t exactly “big,” but still deserve some attention. The indie flicks, documentaries, and other oddities that we can’t exactly give devote a single post to, but can find time to talk about. We love you, movies.

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kidding canceled

The latest TV cancelation is no joke, despite the show’s title. Showtime has canceled Dave Holstein‘s dark comedy Kidding after two seasons at the network, four months after the Jim Carrey-starring series ended its eight-episode second season.

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