'Episodes,' 'Californication' premieres moved
Comedies will now debut with 'Shameless' on Jan. 9Showtime has moved up premiere dates for two series by one day.
"Shameless," starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, will still debut Sunday, Jan. 9 at 10, while "Episodes" with Matt LeBlanc, will join at 9:30 p.m., the network announced Wednesday.
The David Duchovny comedy "Californication" also returns for its fourth season premiere that night and will lead off at 9 p.m.
Originally, "Episodes" and "Californication" were slated to debut Monday, Jan. 10.
Showtime will also air the cable premiere of the second "Twilight" installment, "New Moon," on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m.
"Shameless," from John Wells, focuses on a patriarch (Macy) of an unconventional Chicago family of six kids. Rossum plays the eldest child.
"Episodes" centers on a U.K. show by a British couple that is turned into an Americanized sitcom, with LeBlanc as the lead.