'Episodes,' 'Californication' premieres moved

Comedies will now debut with 'Shameless' on Jan. 9

Showtime 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.
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