Tonight brings the debut of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new series Who is America? to Showtime. The series hasn’t even aired and it’s already stirred up controversy as Sarah Palin admitted she had been duped by the comedian in an interview conducted by Sacha Baron Cohen in disguise. Plus, there have been rumors that Howard Dean, Alberto Gonzales, Bernie Sanders, Trent Lott, General David Patraeus, and Ted Koppel have all been tricked by Cohen too.
If you’re wondering if this show will be worth paying for Showtime for a little bit, the cable network has released 10 minutes from the series, revealing one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new characters: Colonel Erran Morad, an anti-terror expert. In the sneak preview of the series, he talks about arming children in schools, even as young as kindergarten age. And you need to see for yourself what kind of support he gets for this insane initiative. Read More »
Showtime has just announced that they’re adapting the mega-popular Xbox video game series Halo into a TV show, and it will begin shooting early next year. That sound you’re hearing? That’s the sound of fans’ heads exploding all over the damn world. Read on for more info about the Halo TV show below. Read More »
Russell Crowe is headed to TV for a new Showtime limited series focused on Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Ailes forever altered the political landscape with his polarizing news network, and later resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Needless to say, this project is bound to be controversial.
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Jim Carrey reunites with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry for Kidding, a new Showtime series about a children’s television host whose life begins to implode. Watch the Kidding trailer below.
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Two months ago, we almost lost a comedy great. But Kevin Smith is recovering from his brush with death and better than ever, adopting a plant-based diet and losing 32 pounds since his massive heart attack in February.
But before we move forward, Showtime wants us to look back — at the night that Smith suffered his near-fatal heart attack. The network is premiering the stand-up special that Smith performed the night he suffered his “widowmaker” heart attack on February 26. You can get an idea of what the special entails with the new Kevin Smith Silent But Deadly teaser.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Say hello to Sabrina‘s goat, and say hello to Sabrina herself
- A first-look at Nightflyers
- A trailer for The Affair season 4
- Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wants to end his deal with ABC
- Netflix has ordered a new animated series
- Star Trek: Discovery will have a “classic” tone for season 2
- More Gendry in Game of Thrones season 8
- Check out the main title sequence for Netflix’s new Lost in Space
- The BBC is making a new War of the Worlds
- Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney team for a new docu-series
- A First Wives Club TV reboot is on the way
- A teaser and poster for Patrick Melrose
- Jordan Peele is making a docu-series about Lorena Bobbitt
- Tiffany Haddish will produce a new HBO comedy series
- New photos from Preacher season 3, along with a premiere date
- The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 poster
- David Simon is making a Spanish Civil War series
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The most recent season of the BBC’s Sherlock wrapped up in January of 2017, so if you’ve been waiting for star Benedict Cumberbatch to play another socially maladjusted misanthrope, Showtime’s new drama series Patrick Melrose is here to help.
A new Patrick Melrose clip has arrived, as well as an official premiere date for the show. Watch Cumberbatch lose his cool at a fancy restaurant in the clip below.
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Since every single day is a waking nightmare thanks to the actions of Donald Trump and his bumbling administration, some good old fashioned satire is exactly what we need to help us get through the next three years.
Showtime has teamed with Stephen Colbert to deliver an animated series called Our Cartoon President, providing us with a comedic take on the Donald Trump presidency. Since the administration itself is already laughable, mocking them satirically has proven to be a bit of a challenge (as evidenced by Saturday Night Live‘s hit or miss sketches on the matter), but this show looks to be wacky enough to bring some levity to the situation in Washington D.C.
And you can watch the pilot episode for free right now, even if you don’t subscribe to Showtime. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Kyle MacLachlan was on a Television Critics Association panel for the upcoming final season of Portlandia with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. After the panel, /Film was able to ask him about coming back to Twin Peaks: The Return, including his initial reaction to the character of Dougie. Plus, MacLachlan offered his own thoughts on the possibility of Twin Peaks season 4. Read More »
If you’ve been wondering what Paul Giamatti has been up to lately (since that’s clearly a thought that crosses everyone’s minds every once in a while), the answer is apparently, “Making multiple seasons of the Showtime drama Billions.” The show’s third season is about to debut, and the network has released a new trailer teasing the high stakes scheming between Giamatti’s character and his rival, who’s played by Damian Lewis.
And while they’re at it, Showtime has also released a new featurette for the seventh season of Homeland, which features stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and more talking about how the new season “seems to have become more of a Polaroid of the world we’re living in.” Watch both videos below.
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