Showtime to Kick Off Free Preview Weekend on 5/9
Showtime will be available to 74 million households during a Free Preview Weekend this Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11. Viewers nationwide will be able to sample the network's award-winning programming on SHOWTIME, Showtime On Demand(R), Showtime ANYTIME(R) and on a number of participating distributors' TV Everywhere portals. The Free Preview weekend will include the series premiere of the new drama series PENNY DREADFUL, as well as new episodes of the critically-acclaimed hit series Nurse Jackie and CALIFORNICATION, the premium television premiere of Scary Movie 5, and the premiere of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, the thrilling 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout from Saturday, May 3. During the Preview, Showtime will also debut the second episode of Penny Dreadful on Showtime ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Free Preview Weekend viewers will have access to current and past episodes of critically-acclaimed Showtime original series including HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, CALIFORNICATION, NURSE JACKIE, HOUSE OF LIES, EPISODES, WEEDS and DEXTER(R), all available on Showtime On Demand and Showtime ANYTIME. The network will also air a variety of feature films including Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Part 2, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sinister, Alex Cross, Step Up Revolution and Lincoln. Documentary programming will include the first four episodes of Years of Living Dangerously, Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, MAD DOG: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi, Broadway Idiot: Green Day on Broadway, Springsteen & I, Made in America, LT: The Life & Times, Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge To Russia and History of the Eagles, among many others.
Saturday's line-up on Showtime will be anchored by the television premiere of Scary Movie 5, and the premiere of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, the main event from last Saturday's Showtime PPV(R) presentation of "THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana." This telecast includes the co-featured welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Luis Collazo from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In addition, ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana will premiere "Epilogue" at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT following the special Showtime CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING(R) telecast of the two Pay-Per-View bouts.
Then, on Sunday, May 11 from 9 to 11 p.m. ET/PT, viewers nationwide will sample new episodes of the network's hit comedy series Nurse Jackie (9 p.m. ET/PT) and Californication (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the highly-anticipated season premiere of the new drama series Penny Dreadful (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Nurse Jackie stars Edie Falco in her Emmy(R) Award-winning and Golden Globe(R) and SAG-nominated role as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant - but very flawed - emergency room nurse. In the sixth season, Jackie has returned to the demons of her addiction. She's trying to cope with a real relationship (Adam Ferrara), an ex-husband (Dominic Fumusa), a daughter who is growing up way too fast (Ruby Jerins) and a sponsor who she can't seem to shake (guest star Julie White). Nurse Jackie also stars Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli. Special guest star Morris Chestnut returns, and Laura Benanti and Michael Esper guest star. Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach also executive produce.