Tag: Showtime

‘Billions,’ ‘Succession’ and the Making of Wealth Porn

Two years ago, Aidan Sleeper needed to find an apartment. Sleeper, the locations manager for “Billions,” returning Sunday for its fourth season on Showtime, scouted more than 100 places that list for tens of millions of dollars, but he couldn’t find the right one. “It was impossible,” he said. The apartment wasn’t for his own […]

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Apple could reveal credit card, HBO, and Starz deals at Show Time event

Apple’s March 25 media event in Cupertino is likely to feature not two but three separate services announcements: Beyond the widely expected launch of news magazine subscriptions and reveal of a paid video streaming offering, the company is expected to debut an Apple-branded credit card, Bloomberg reports today. Whispers of the Apple credit card — […]

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Ethan Hawke Will Play The Iconic Abolitionist John Brown In Showtime’s ‘Good Lord Bird’

A24 He’s not the biggest fan of superhero movies, but that’s okay because Ethan Hawke is so good at (and so unappreciated for) what he does. From critical darlings like First Reformed to goofy dramedies like Stockholm, the 48-year-old actor is experiencing a particularly productive point in his career. So of course the film actor […]

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Showtime Has Cancelled ‘SMILF’ And Is Investigating Creator Frankie Shaw For Alleged Misconduct

Getty Image The investigation into misconduct on the set of SMILF seems to have ended the show’s run on Showtime. The premium cable network abruptly cancelled the Frankie Shaw-run show on Friday night following a probe into workplace practices on set. “After weighing a variety of factors, Showtime has decided that SMILF will not move […]

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Showtime Orders New Lena Waithe/Cathy Kisakye Pilot to Show You How to Make Love to a Black Woman 

Lena Waithe of the television show ‘Boomerang’ speaks during the BET segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on February 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California.Image: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) Lena “Scooping Up All The Creative Projects Because This a Black Renaissance Redux, Bih” Waithe has a new and super interesting project […]

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The ‘Shameless’ Dysfunction Watch: We’ve Got Shouting Siblings And Shattered Sobriety

Showtime I was wrong. In last week’s Shameless recap, I stated that Fiona had nothing left to lose, but she slid even further during this week’s episode, “The Hobo Games.” That title refers to Frank’s latest get rich scheme and matters very little to the rest of the episode, other than Ingrid finally getting a […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The First Guest On Desus And Mero’s New Showtime Series

Desus and Mero are debuting their brand new, long-awaited Showtime series, aptly titled Desus & Mero, later this month. The duo left Viceland and the nightly format behind last year and have been developing this new weekly series ever since, and on Wednesday afternoon the hosts announced that their first guest will be none other […]

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The ‘Shameless’ Dysfunction Watch: Fiona’s Got Nothing Left To Lose In The Season’s Most Chaotic Episode

Showtime The countdown to Emmy Rossum’s final Shameless episode continues, and her character’s downward spiral has been both boozy and depressing for the past handful of episodes. However, this week’s “Los Diablos!” installment lightens matters up a lot. Even though Fiona gets arrested by episode’s end, the sheer chaotic nature of the episode’s last 10 […]

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‘Shameless’ Will Return For Season 10 With An Unexpected Comeback From A Departed Character

Showtime Showtime has renewed Shameless for season 10. That’s no surprise, although it remains to be seen whether the series can survive much longer after Emmy Rossum’s newly boozy Fiona departs at the end of season 9. The more striking takeaway from Thursday’s announcement is that Cameron Monaghan will return as Ian next season after […]

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‘Black Monday’ Is A Filthy, Coke-Fueled Romp Through Wall Street In The 1980s

Showtime   Hey, do you want to see Don Cheadle do a ton of cocaine and karate-kick doors open in an 80s-set Wall Street premium cable comedy that was created by one of the minds behind Happy Endings and has a series premiere that was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also serve […]

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Sommore Is a Queen With a Few More Spades in Her Back Pocket 

Sommore in A Queen With No Spades Photo: Showtime The queen is back to play…but where are her spades? It’s been 17 years since the iconic all-female comedian lineup show, The Queens of Comedy. One of those standout queens was Sommore, with her brash, relatable, no-nonsense style of comedy. Her 2015 special, Sommore: The Reign […]

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Viceland: The Brand Is Still Salty as Hell About Desus and Mero Leaving for Showtime

Desus Nice and the Kid MeroPhoto: Getty In a recent interview, Vice Media’s new CEO hinted that the company was still in their feelings about the departure of Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, the two comedic talk show hosts who recently took their talents to Showtime. Speaking to Elle about her vision for the […]

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The New ‘Black Monday’ Teaser Stars Don Cheadle And His Tight Purple Underwear

[embedded content] Share This Video Two months after Showtime released the first Black Monday trailer — featuring Don Cheadle and an ungodly amount of cocaine — the premium cable network is offering another short glimpse of this series, and oh boy. Above, viewers will get a fleeting eyeful of Cheadle waking up from a dream […]

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Of Course Sacha Baron Cohen Has Invited Sarah Palin To Be His Date At The Golden Globes

Getty Image Among the many, many politicians, politicos and pundits that Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? ridiculed and vilified, perhaps none is more famous that former Governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. After all, her interview with Showtime’s comedy program didn’t even air after she threatened to sue Cohen and […]

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Here’s The Trailer For Antoine Fuqua’s Documentary On Suge Knight’s Life, ‘American Dream/American Knightmare’

[embedded content] Share This Video Beleaguered former music mogul Suge Knight was recently sentenced to 28 years in prison, which effectively closes the book on a controversial career in the music industry – but Showtime is premiering a new documentary where he recounts the story. Yesterday, the network released the trailer for American Dream/American Knightmare, […]

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Bobby Brown Suing Producers of Whitney Houston Documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me, for Millions

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for BET) Bobby Brown is looking for big bucks from the producers of 2017 Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brown and the estate of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, have filed a $2 million complaint against Showtime and BBC, alleging the documentary […]

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Critic’s Pick: Review: In ‘Enemies,’ There’s No Doubt Who’s the Enemy in Chief

“Enemies: The President, Justice & the F.B.I.” goes beyond ripped-from-the-headlines. It’s waiting for the headlines. With the Sword of Donald possibly hanging over the head of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, Showtime attached a disclaimer to screeners of the fourth and final episode, saying it “will be updated to reflect current events in […]

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