Watch TV Shows on Showtime

Showtime's expansion to national distribution in 1978 positioned the cable channel as direct competitor to Home Box Office, and the rivalry between the Showtime and HBO would continue for decades to come, through the era of theatrical-movie-based pay TV and into the age of internet distribution and original programming.

Through the 1980s, Showtime, like HBO, was a premium pay-TV service that aired mostly recently released, unedited theatrical movies. Also like HBO, Showtime supplemented its movie programming with special events such as concerts and sporting events.

With the rise in popularity of original cable programming in the 90s and 2000s, Showtime began producing more original dramatic series, focusing, again like HBO, on gritty, adult-oriented fare that took advantage of the pay channel's historical reputation. The violent thriller "Dexter" featured a serial killer as its protagonist, and "Californication" featured "X-Files" star David Duchovny as an author who struggles to overcome his addiction to sex. Other popular Showtime originals include "Weeds," featuring Mary Louis Parker as a suburban mom who becomes a drug dealer; "The Tudors," an action soap set in sixteenth-century England; and political thriller "Homeland."

Showtime is currently a subsidiary of CBS, and its network includes The Movie Channel and Flix.

    The Chi
    The Chi
    Shameless
    Shameless
    Dexter
    Dexter
    Ray Donovan
    Ray Donovan
    Billions
    Billions
    Homeland
    Homeland
    The Tudors
    The Tudors
    Californication
    Californication
    The Affair
    The Affair
    Nurse Jackie
    Nurse Jackie
    The Borgias
    The Borgias
    The L Word: Generation Q
    The L Word: Generation Q
    Weeds
    Weeds
    Penny Dreadful
    Penny Dreadful
    Brotherhood
    Brotherhood
    Queer as Folk
    Queer as Folk
    I'm Dying Up Here
    I'm Dying Up Here
    Stargate SG1
    Stargate SG1
    Kidding
    Kidding
    Escape at Dannemora
    Escape at Dannemora
    Your Honor
    Your Honor
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Masters of Sex
    Masters of Sex
    Jeremiah
    Jeremiah
    United States of Tara
    United States of Tara
    The Big C
    The Big C
    House of Lies
    House of Lies
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Who Is America?
    Who Is America?
    City on a Hill
    City on a Hill
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Black Monday
    Black Monday
    Huff
    Huff
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    The Real L Word
    The Real L Word
    SMILF
    SMILF
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Free for All
    Free for All
    Roadies
    Roadies
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    Dead Like Me
    Dead Like Me
    Naked SNCTM
    Naked SNCTM
    Sexual Healing
    Sexual Healing
    Masters of Horror
    Masters of Horror
    Odyssey 5
    Odyssey 5
    Outcry
    Outcry
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    The Loudest Voice
    The Loudest Voice
    This American Life
    This American Life
    Look
    Look
    The Green Room
    The Green Room
    Dice
    Dice
    The Kings
    The Kings
    Flatbush Misdemeanors
    Flatbush Misdemeanors
    Reality Show
    Reality Show
    Sleeper Cell
    Sleeper Cell
    Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
    Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
    Inside Comedy
    Inside Comedy
    Ziwe
    Ziwe
    The Comey Rule
    The Comey Rule
    The Good Lord Bird
    The Good Lord Bird
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    The Comedy Jam
    The Comedy Jam
    Murder In the Bayou
    Murder In the Bayou
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    The Trade
    The Trade
    Years of Living Dangerously
    Years of Living Dangerously
    Guerrilla
    Guerrilla
    Patrick Melrose
    Patrick Melrose
    Work In Progress
    Work In Progress
    The Reality Show
    The Reality Show
    Love Fraud
    Love Fraud
    Moonbase 8
    Moonbase 8
    Submission
    Submission
    All Access
    All Access
    7 Deadly Sins
    7 Deadly Sins
    History of the Eagles
    History of the Eagles
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Shangri-La
    Shangri-La
    Dark Net
    Dark Net
    The Reagans
    The Reagans
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    Legacy: Bob Hurley
    Legacy: Bob Hurley
    Episodes
    Episodes
    The Comedy Store
    The Comedy Store
    Tracey Takes On
    Tracey Takes On
    Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
    Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
    Our Cartoon President
    Our Cartoon President
    A Season With
    A Season With
    Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
    Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
    Barbershop: The Series
    Barbershop: The Series
    Time of Death
    Time of Death
    Tall Tales and Legends
    Tall Tales and Legends
    Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
    Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
    Inside Nascar
    Inside Nascar
    Showtime Specials
    Showtime Specials
    La La Land
    La La Land
    Web Therapy
    Web Therapy