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Andrew Ross Sorkin to Host Series for NBC News Now Streaming Service

Journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, who co-anchors the CNBC morning show Squawk Box, serves as a business columnist for The New York Times, and co-created the Showtime drama Billions, is adding another role to his resume: Streaming host. Sorkin will produce and host a limited series for NBC News Now, the free streaming service of NBC […]

GLAAD: Broadcast TV Now Features Record Number of LGBTQ Characters

The small screen is now reflecting a record number of LGBTQ characters on primetime. Media watchdog group GLAAD has released the findings of its 17th annual report, Where We Are On TV, which analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regular characters on broadcast networks while also tracking the number of LGBTQ regular and […]

Peloton Says Company “Did Not Agree” to Use of Bike in Pivotal ‘Billions’ Scene

[This story contains spoilers for Billions season six.] If any publicity is indeed good publicity, as the adage goes, then perhaps Peloton should consider itself extremely fortunate. In response to online discussion surrounding a scene from Billions’ season six premiere, currently streaming, in which Mike “Wags” Wagner (David Costabile) suffers a non-fatal heart attack after […]

Damian Lewis Closes Deal for ‘Billions’ Follow-Up Role

Fresh off his Billions exit, Damian Lewis has closed a deal and begun filming his follow-up role. The actor will star alongside Guy Pearce in the BritBox/Spectrum Originals limited series A Spy Among Friends. The six-episode drama, which had been in the works for more than a year before deals for the project closed, started […]

Damian Lewis Exits ‘Billions’ After 5 Seasons

Damian Lewis is exiting Billions after five seasons. Lewis played Bobby Axelrod, aka Axe, on the Showtime series, which aired its season five finale Sunday night. The ViacomCBS-owned network also announced that season six will premiere Jan. 23 and released a trailer (watch it below). The news comes about a year to the day after […]

Paul Giamatti Recounts His (Hilarious) Free Burger King for Life Tragedy

Paul Giamatti was sure he was going to be one of the few people on Earth who got free Burger King for life — and his discovery otherwise was hilariously recounted Monday on The Late Show. The award-winning actor stopped by mainly to discuss the return of his Showtime series, Billions, when host Stephen Colbert […]

‘Hollywood Remixed’: ‘Billions’ Star Asia Kate Dillon on How Non-Binary Representation Changes Lives

In this week’s episode of Hollywood Remixed, The Hollywood Reporter‘s podcast about inclusion and representation in entertainment, Billions‘ Asia Kate Dillon joins the show to talk about how non-binary representation changes lives – starting with their own. “When I encountered the character breakdown for Taylor, and it did say ‘female non-binary’… something happened where everything […]

This Week in TV: ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ ‘Money Heist,’ College Football

The run-up to the fall TV glut begins this week, with high-profile cable and streaming premieres — including the third installment of FX’s American Crime Story — on tap for Sept. 2-8. The fall sports calendar also begins in earnest with a big weekend of college football. Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of premieres, returns and […]

Showtime’s Win in ‘Billions’ Battle Affirmed by Appeals Court

Showtime’s defeat of a lawsuit over Billions brought by a hedge fund performance coach has been affirmed by a federal appeals court. In December 2018, Denise Shull sued Showtime, CBS, co-creator Andrew Ross Sorkin and others involved with the series, alleging that the character Wendy Rhoades (played by Maggie Siff) was an “unauthorized rip-off” of […]

‘Billions’ Renewed for Season 6 at Showtime

Showtime has renewed its drama 'Billions' for a sixth season, set to premiere in 2021.

How Production Designers Created Aspirational (Not Abhorrent) Wealth Displays for ‘Politician,’ ‘Succession’ and More Shows

In a season that offered many 1-percenter lifestyles (and by extension, commented on an inequitable system), top pros reveal the challenges of designing mansions, seaside estates and lavish city suites.

Showtime’s New Releases Coming in May 2020

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be added to Showtime in May 2020.