By Patrick Munn | April 12, 2019 - 10:25 am | No Comments
Mickey Malkovich is making a comeback. Noel Fisher, who exited Shameless as a regular after the fifth season, has signed on to return to the Showtime series for its upcoming tenth season. Technically, More4 still holds UK rights to Shameless but have not put the series on the schedule since season five in 2016. Netflix UK continues to release new seasons every autumn, but due to contractual restrictions are a couple of seasons behind. The streaming service has thus far made the first seven seasons available, with season eight set to follow later this year.
By Patrick Munn | March 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm | No Comments
Hannibal star Hugh Dancy is joining Showtime's counter-terrorism drama Homeland in a recurring role for its upcoming eighth and final season. Production on the final season is now underway ahead of a premiere later this year. He will play John Zabel, a savvy Washington consultant who joins the White House as a new foreign-policy advisor to the President and a formidable opponent to Saul Berenson. Dancy joins a returning cast that includes Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson and Beau Bridges as President Warner.
By Patrick Munn | October 16, 2018 - 9:59 pm | No Comments
The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch has been tapped for a guest starring role in Showtime's 1980s Wall Street comedy Black Monday. Rauch, best known for her role as Bernadette on the hit CBS comedy, will play Shira, the loving wife of trader Keith (Paul Scheer).
By Patrick Munn | October 10, 2018 - 8:42 pm | No Comments
Showtime has renewed their Jim Carrey comedy Kidding for a second season. The premium cable network has ordered ten episodes for the show's sophomore run, which is expected to air in 2019. Under the terms of the output deal between Showtime and Sky, Sky Atlantic holds the exclusive UK rights to Kidding. A firm date has not yet been set, but word is that it is being eyed for a November premiere.
By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2018 - 8:06 pm | No Comments
After piloting the project (under its former titled Ball Street), Showtime has picked up 1980s Wall Street comedy Black Monday - starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall - to series with a ten episode order. Owing to the fact that Black Monday is set up as a co-pro with Sony Pictures Television, it is not immediately clear if it will be covered by Showtime's output deal with Sky or if SPT will be distributing it in the UK.
By Patrick Munn | March 15, 2018 - 8:38 pm | No Comments
Weeds star Justin Kirk has been tapped for a recurring role in Showtime's half-hour comedy series Kidding, starring Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener, Frank Langella and Judy Greer. Kirk will play Peter, the new boyfriend of Jill (Greer) who is Jeff’s (Carrey) estranged wife.
By Patrick Munn | March 8, 2018 - 10:15 pm | No Comments
Showtime's animated series Our Cartoon President - which, owing to their output deal with the premium cable network, airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic - has received an order for seven additional episodes. The back half of season one will air this summer.