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Paramount Shake-Up: Showtime Research Guru Kim Lemon Out, Laurel Weir Upped

The game of musical chairs continues at Paramount. On Tuesday, the company’s fast-rising TV boss Chris McCarthy and its chief research officer Colleen Fahey Rush announced via internal memo that Kim Lemon, Showtime’s evp of data strategy, research, scheduling and programming, would be exiting. In what it likely no surprise to those within, Lemon is […]

Paramount+ Raises Price As It Adds Showtime, Sets Launch Date

The Paramount+ and Showtime bundle now has a launch date. Paramount says that it will launch its new Paramount+ with Showtime service on June 27, bringing Showtime’s programming into the main Paramount+ experience. The new tier will become the cornerstone plan for Paramount+, and will cost $11.99 per month (up from $9.99 currently for the […]

Paramount Cuts 25 Percent of Staff From TV Networks, MTV News Shutting Down

The cuts keep coming. Chris McCarthy’s swath of Paramount Global is laying off 25 percent of its domestic team today. The reduction comes on the heels of integrating Showtime into his cable and streaming purview, which will be consolidated into two functions going forward. There are “studios,” which now combine Showtime with MTV Entertainment Studios, […]

Showtime’s ‘Ghosts of Beirut’ Trailer Recounts CIA Manhunt for Deadly Terrorist (Exclusive)

Showtime has released an official trailer for Ghosts of Beirut, a four-part spy drama that revisits the true-life manhunt for the deadly Hezbollah mastermind Imad Mughniyeh, who killed more Americans than any other terrorist before 9/11 as he eluded the CIA and Mossad for over two decades.  “You push the button, and go to Paradise,” a voice-over […]

‘Personality Crisis: One Night Only’ Review: Martin Scorsese Shines a Light on Chameleonic Musician David Johansen

Scorsese and co-director David Tedeschi's Showtime documentary looks at the music and life of the New York Dolls frontman and Buster Poindexter alter ego.

‘Ziwe’ Canceled as Showtime Orders Mandy Patinkin Comedy ‘Seasoned’

The Chris McCarthy era at Showtime has claimed another victim. The premium cable network, which was added to the Paramount Global exec’s purview last year, has canceled late night talk show Ziwe after two seasons. Additionally, Showtime has made decisions on two of its three comedy pilots, handing out a series order to Mandy Patinkin […]

Paramount’s Chris McCarthy on the Future of ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Yellowstone’ Offshoots and Why Showtime Eulogies Are Premature

It’s been six months since Chris McCarthy added Showtime to his portfolio, and he knows what a healthy swath of Hollywood has said. He’s read the network eulogies and seen the variations on “RIP Showtime” tweets. He’s even sat with folks who have bemoaned his stated plan to lean into franchises, be it more Billions […]

‘Gattaca’ Reboot From ‘Homeland’ Duo in the Works at Showtime

Homeland duo Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa may be heading back to Showtime. The Sony Pictures TV-based duo is teaming with Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) to develop an adaptation of the 1997 dystopian movie Gattaca for the premium cable network. Sources say the project is being eyed with a sizable commitment at the Paramount […]

‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2 Trailer Ushers in the Darkness Following That Tragic Finale

The Yellowjackets have brought back the darkness. The trailer for the highly anticipated second season of Showtime’s hit survival drama Yellowjackets features the adult characters having a realization: There was something dark out there in the wilderness — and they brought it home and are still dealing with it 25 years later. In its first […]

‘Waco’ Follow-Up Series to Debut on Showtime

Paramount Global continues to play musical chairs with some of its programming. The conglomerate on Wednesday announced that Waco: The Aftermath, the follow-up to the 2018 limited series, will debut on Showtime. The show was originally picked up to air as a Paramount+ original after its precursor launched on Paramount Network. Waco: The Aftermath stars […]

‘The 12th Victim’ Review: Showtime Docuseries on Spree Killings Gets in Its Own Way

Director Nicola B. Marsh looks at the murders that inspired movies including 'Badlands' and 'Natural Born Killers.'

‘Murder in Big Horn’ Directors on Why “Colonization Is the True Crime” in Their Docuseries

In Showtime docuseries Murder in Big Horn, directors Razelle Benally and Matthew Galkin take viewers on a sobering journey through several higher-profile cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Montana. Across its three hours, the duo examines the similar and dissimilar ways the crisis — and the active effort to return them […]