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Matt Bomer to Lead Showtime McCarthy-Era Limited Series

Matt Bomer is headed to Washington — circa the early 1950s — for his next TV project. Showtime has ordered Fellow Travelers, a limited series starring and executive produced by Bomer (Doom Patrol, The Sinner). The eight-part drama, based on a novel by Thomas Mallon, is set in McCarthy-era Washington. Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) […]

Viola Davis, Gillian Anderson and Michelle Pfeiffer on Challenge of Playing Political Icons in ‘The First Lady’

“It’s just a challenge,” says Viola Davis of why she’s so drawn to play real-life characters versus fully fictional creations. “A challenge that brings you back to the work, brings you back to your process, scares you a great deal and reminds you why you wanted to become an actor. It’s not about failure or […]

Banff Rockie Awards: ‘Yellowjackets,’ ‘Pose’, ‘Starstruck’ Among Nominated Series

The nominations for the Banff World Media Festival’s Rockie Awards have been announced, with American and British TV producers set for their usual competition shoot-out in the Canadian Rockies. U.K. TV shows earned 59 nominations, followed closely by American series with 54 nominations. The Banff Rockies prize-giving will be streamed live June 13 as part […]

Facebook to Be Subject of Showtime’s ‘Super Pumped’ Anthology in Season 2

Showtime has renewed its business-centric anthology series Super Pumped for a second season and has selected its subject: Facebook. The drama from Billions creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien and executive producer Beth Schacter will focus its second installment on the relationship between Facebook (now Meta) founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. Showtime has […]

Showtime Originals to Join Paramount+ — For a Fee

Yellowjackets and Billions are finally coming to Paramount+. Tom Ryan, the streaming CEO at ViacomCBS, announced a new, more seamless way to watch Showtime programming on the Paramount+ platform. Starting in the summer, Paramount+ will offer a streamlined signup for Showtime programming within the app. That means Paramount+ subscribers will not have to move to […]

Why Showtime Isn’t Worried About Losing ‘Halo’

Showtime has been committed to Halo for nearly a decade, but a lot has changed since the adaptation of the best-selling video game franchise was first announced in 2014. For starters, Showtime’s parent company re-merged to form ViacomCBS and, like other media behemoths, prioritized streaming as it rebranded the former CBS All Access as Paramount+ […]

Comcast, ViacomCBS Get Regulatory Approval for SkyShowtime Streaming Venture

Comcast and ViacomCBS have received “full regulatory approval” to create European streaming joint venture SkyShowtime, the companies said on Wednesday. The two companies had in August struck a deal to launch a new subscription video-on-demand service in more than 20 European territories, including Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and […]

‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’ Director W. Kamau Bell on Reckoning With Bill Cosby’s Legacy

At the top of W. Kamau Bell’s Showtime docuseries We Need to Talk About Cosby, the comedian and filmmaker pronounces himself “a child of Bill Cosby.” Bell grew up watching Cosby’s Saturday morning show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and the “Picture Pages” segments on Captain Kangaroo. One of the first VHS tapes he […]

‘Black Monday,’ ‘Work in Progress’ Canceled at Showtime

Showtime has canceled its comedies Black Monday and Work in Progress. Work in Progress showrunner Lilly Wachowski noted that show’s end Thursday on Twitter, writing that “Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got the extremely disappointing news from the execs at Showtime that Work in Progress was not going to be picked up for a third […]

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 […]

W. Kamau Bell’s ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’: TV Review | Sundance 2022

Bell's four-part Showtime docuseries explores Bill Cosby's legacy as a TV icon and a convicted predator, showing how his fame, influence and criminality were all connected.

Ian Greenberg, Canadian TV and Radio Pioneer, Dies at 79

Ian Greenberg, who led Astral Media, a media giant his family launched over 60 years ago in Montreal before it was sold for $3.38 billion to Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. in 2012, has died. He was 79. Greenberg passed away on Jan. 10, with no cause of death announced. “With the passing of Ian […]