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2009-10-15 14:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SHOWTIME and acclaimed Emmy® Award-winning television and film producer John Wells (ER, THE WEST WING, SOUTHLAND, THIRD WATCH, FAR FROM HEAVEN, SHOWTIME's AN AMERICAN CRIME) are bringing SHAMELESS, the long running British series to American television starring Emmy® Award-winner and Oscar®-nominee William H. Macy (Door to Door, Fargo, Pleasantville, The Cooler). Showtime has ordered a pilot for...

2009-10-08 09:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the record-breaking premiere of the 4th season of SHOWTIME's Emmy®-nominated series DEXTER, the network has announced the launch of an exclusive animated webisode series entitled Dexter: Early Cuts. The twelve-part series told in four, one to two minute chapters, will premiere on Sunday, October 25 on www.sho.com. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060131/SHOWTIMELOGO ) Dexter: Early Cuts was...

2009-10-07 11:50:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Listening in on a group of famous comedians privately riff with one another is usually just a comedy fan's wildest fantasy but viewers will experience this rare event in a new six-episode, half-hour comedy series tentatively titled BEHIND THE GREEN ROOM DOOR slated to premiere in 2010, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060131/SHOWTIMELOGO )...

2009-10-06 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- This was not the stock, newsreel or propaganda footage that the world had become all too familiar with seeing. This was provocative footage filmed by those who witnessed the war first-hand. This was the footage deemed 'unfit' for civilians to see. Until now. This Veterans Day, Smithsonian Channel premieres an epic presentation that will forever change the way we look at the Second World War, APOCALYPSE: THE SECOND WORLD WAR, a six-part, six-hour...

2009-10-05 13:48:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot off the record-breaking ratings for the third season premiere last week, SHOWTIME is picking up a fourth season of CALIFORNICATION, it was announced today by Showtime Networks President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. Twelve new episodes of SHOWTIME's hit comedy series will premiere in 2010. CALIFORNICATION's third season premiere garnered record-breaking viewership -- up a whopping 57% from season two. The series follows the exploits of...

2009-10-01 09:55:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As America works its way through one of the most intense and contentious political periods in its history, Showtime Networks will premiere the new feature-length documentary, POLIWOOD, an in-depth and provocative look into the often convergent worlds for entertainment and politics directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson. The 90-minute documentary will premiere on SHOWTIME Monday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM ET/PT....

2009-09-30 09:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc and creators David Crane ("Friends," "The Class") and Jeffrey Klarik ("The Class," "Mad About You") have teamed up on a fresh new send-up of the television business entitled EPISODES, a single-camera comedy series about a British couple whose hit UK show is turned into a dumbed-down American sitcom starring LeBlanc (as himself), it was announced today by SHOWTIME President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. (Logo:...

2009-09-24 14:13:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Jovi has built one of the biggest success stories in rock music history - now that story will be told by the band themselves. The documentary, WHEN WE WERE BEAUTIFUL, premiering Saturday, October 24th at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME, offers an intimate glimpse at these globally celebrated icons who remain, at their core, a band of brothers from New Jersey. Directed by filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin and produced by Academy Award(R)-and...

2009-08-27 13:18:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Laura Linney -- three-time Academy Award(R) nominee, three-time Emmy(R) winner, and SAG(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award winner -- is coming to series television in a provocative new SHOWTIME half-hour series about a woman diagnosed with cancer called THE C WORD (working title), it was announced today by SHOWTIME Networks President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. A pilot has been ordered and will be shot in the fall. (Logo:...

2009-08-19 11:22:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most famous diamond, the HOPE DIAMOND, will undergo a special re-design to honor the 50th Anniversary of its donation to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Given to the Institution as a "gift to the American people" by legendary American jeweler Harry Winston, the Smithsonian Institution and Smithsonian Channel(TM) will celebrate the diamond's legacy by inviting the American public to vote on a new design for the...