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Smithsonian Channel to Air CBS NEWS: 50 YEARS LATER, CIVIL RIGHTS, 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

CBS NEWS LIVE EXPERIENCES will bring together a group of newsmakers from the worlds of news, entertainment and sports for CBS NEWS: 50 YEARS LATER, CIVIL RIGHTS (more...)

SHOWTIME ANYTIME Now Available on Xbox 360
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Today, Showtime Networks announced the launch of SHOWTIME ANYTIME on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the first launch for the authenticated service on game consoles. (more...)

Showtime Networks & ScreenBid Launch CALIFORNICATION Online Auction
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Californication will end its successful run on Sunday, June 29. To commemorate this momentous occasion, leading Hollywood collectibles auction site ScreenBid will host an online auction (more...)

Showtime Orders Marc Webb Comedy Pilot CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

SHOWTIME has given a pilot order to CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, a half-hour comedy with musical elements co-created, executive produced and written by feature writer Aline Brosh McKenna (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Two-Part Special AERIAL AMERICA: ALASKA, 7/6
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Soar across the dizzying heights of Mount McKinley. Swoop down on the glimmering seas surrounding Kodiak Island. (more...)

Showtime to Load in ROADIES With Creators of WICKED, LOST and More
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

SHOWTIME has given a pilot production order to ROADIES, a comedy that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music's unsung background players - the crew members who help get the show on the road. Cameron Crowe, who won an Oscar(R) for brilliantly chronicling the highs and lows of rock and roll life as witnessed by a Rolling Stone magazine cub reporter in his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, wrote and will direct the one-hour pilot (for a potential half-hour series). Crowe will executive produce with Emmy(R) and Tony(R) nominee Winnie Holzman (Huge, My So-Called Life, Wicked), who will serve as showrunner, as well as Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Revolution) is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

Showtime to Air Documentary DAVID BECKHAM INTO THE UNKNOWN Tomorrow, 6/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Just in time for the soccer (aka football) frenzy that is the FIFA World Cup, SHOWTIME presents DAVID BECKHAM INTO THE UNKNOWN. (more...)

NBC President Bob Greenblatt Producing DCTC's Kathleen Marshall-Helmed THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Bob Greenblatt, president of NBC and instrumental in bringing SMASH and THE SOUND OF MUSIC to the small screen, has set his sights, once again, on the stage. (more...)

Showtime Greenlights Second Season of PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

SHOWTIME has picked up a second season of its critically acclaimed drama series PENNY DREADFUL (more...)

Showtime to Air Documentary DAVID BECKHAM INTO THE UNKNOWN, 6/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Just in time for the soccer (aka football) frenzy that is the FIFA World Cup, SHOWTIME presents DAVID BECKHAM INTO THE UNKNOWN. (more...)

Showtime to Air DAVID BECKHAM INTO THE UNKNOWN on 6/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

World-renowned filmmaker Anthony Mandler captures the exploits of Beckham and his friends in DAVID BECKHAM INTO THE UNKNOWN, which will air on Friday, June 13th at 9 p.m. on SHOWTIME. The documentary is a DBrazil TV Ltd production for the BBC and is distributed by BBC Worldwide. (more...)

SHOWTIME Launches 2014 Primetime Emmy Campaign with New FYC Site
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

SHOWTIME has rolled out its For Your Consideration Emmy Award campaign, this year kicking-off its annual efforts with a first-ever push that includes a fully-revamped website now available across multiple platforms (more...)

Showtime's RAY DONOVAN Season One Available for Digital Download Today
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

The highest-rated freshman series in SHOWTIME history, RAY DONOVAN: THE FIRST SEASON will be released simultaneously on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Target Ticket, Sony Entertainment Network and Verizon FiOS today. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere SHARK GIRL, 6/15
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2014

Madison Stewart is an inspiring young woman with a passion to protect the creatures most people fear: sharks. Known to many simply as “shark girl,” she's been diving with sharks since the age of 12. (more...)

Showtime to Kick Off Free Preview Weekend on 5/9
by TV News Desk - May 05, 2014

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. (more...)

Cox Customers Can Now Access SHOWTIME ANYTIME
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2014

Cox customers subscribing to SHOWTIME® can now access their favorite SHOWTIME programming anywhere. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE GOSPEL OF JESUS'S WIFE, 5/5
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The one-hour special, The GOSPEL OF JESUS'S WIFE, debuts Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Showtime to Premiere Original Feature-Length Documentary KOBE BRYANT'S MUSE
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

SHOWTIME is set to air the original documentary film KOBE BRYANT'S MUSE, an in-depth look into the life, inspirations and challenges facing one of the most successful and complex figures in professional sports. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Stahl & More Attend Screening of Showtime's YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Below, check out images from the Showtime screening of 'Years Of Living Dangerously' held at at Ford Foundation's New York Headquarters on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

Amazon Fire TV Gives Developers a Powerful New Platform for Bringing Apps and Games to the Living Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

“Developers are already finding monetization success with the apps they offer for Kindle Fire and in the Amazon Appstore. Fire TV is the newest reason for developers to bring their apps and games to the Amazon platform,” said Mike George, Vice President, Amazon Appstore and Games. “Fire TV is an opportunity for a broad group of developers—whether it's existing Android developers or those focused on console, or PC development—to reach into the living room and engage a whole new set of customers who love entertainment. We already have many great developers on board like 2K, AOL, Bloomberg, Clear Channel, Disney, EA, ESPN, Gameloft, Hulu, Mojang, Pandora, SEGA, SHOWTIME, Telltale, Ubisoft, and Vevo—and with today's announcement we expect many more to join.” (more...)

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