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.

    Shameless
    Shameless
    The L Word: Generation Q
    The L Word: Generation Q
    The Chi
    The Chi
    The Tudors
    The Tudors
    Nurse Jackie
    Nurse Jackie
    UFO
    UFO
    Dexter
    Dexter
    Billions
    Billions
    Dexter: New Blood
    Dexter: New Blood
    Stargate SG1
    Stargate SG1
    Ziwe
    Ziwe
    Californication
    Californication
    Yellowjackets
    Yellowjackets
    Homeland
    Homeland
    Ray Donovan
    Ray Donovan
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Your Honor
    Your Honor
    Queer as Folk
    Queer as Folk
    The Affair
    The Affair
    Outcry
    Outcry
    Weeds
    Weeds
    Jeremiah
    Jeremiah
    Free for All
    Free for All
    All Access
    All Access
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Escape at Dannemora
    Escape at Dannemora
    Penny Dreadful
    Penny Dreadful
    Masters of Sex
    Masters of Sex
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    Super Pumped
    Super Pumped
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    City on a Hill
    City on a Hill
    House of Lies
    House of Lies
    Sexual Healing
    Sexual Healing
    United States of Tara
    United States of Tara
    The Big C
    The Big C
    The Borgias
    The Borgias
    The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
    The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    Naked SNCTM
    Naked SNCTM
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Supreme Team
    Supreme Team
    The First Lady
    The First Lady
    The Real L Word
    The Real L Word
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    This American Life
    This American Life
    The Good Lord Bird
    The Good Lord Bird
    60 Minutes Sports
    60 Minutes Sports
    The Lincoln Project
    The Lincoln Project
    SMILF
    SMILF
    Huff
    Huff
    The Kings
    The Kings
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    I Love That for You
    I Love That for You
    We Need to Talk About Cosby
    We Need to Talk About Cosby
    Dead Like Me
    Dead Like Me
    Who Is America?
    Who Is America?
    Brotherhood
    Brotherhood
    The Loudest Voice
    The Loudest Voice
    Boxing on PPV
    Boxing on PPV
    Submission
    Submission
    Odyssey 5
    Odyssey 5
    Inside Comedy
    Inside Comedy
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    Reality Show
    Reality Show
    Episodes
    Episodes
    SBI: Selby vs Warrington
    SBI: Selby vs Warrington
    Masters of Horror
    Masters of Horror
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    Kidding
    Kidding
    A Season with Florida State Football
    A Season with Florida State Football
    The Reality Show
    The Reality Show
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Showtime Specials
    Showtime Specials
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    Murder In the Bayou
    Murder In the Bayou
    American Gigolo
    American Gigolo
    History of the Eagles
    History of the Eagles
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Look
    Look
    Roadies
    Roadies
    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
    Our Cartoon President
    Our Cartoon President
    Tracey Takes On
    Tracey Takes On
    Lincoln Project, The
    Lincoln Project, The
    George & Tammy
    George & Tammy
    7 Deadly Sins
    7 Deadly Sins
    Patrick Melrose
    Patrick Melrose
    A Season With
    A Season With
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Showtime Sports
    Showtime Sports
    Guerrilla
    Guerrilla
    Gossip
    Gossip
    Lock 'N Load
    Lock 'N Load
    3 AM
    3 AM
    Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
    Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
    ShoBox: The New Generation: Douglas vs. Lamanna
    ShoBox: The New Generation: Douglas vs. Lamanna
    Dark Net
    Dark Net
    SCB: Brook vs. Spence
    SCB: Brook vs. Spence
    The Putin Interviews
    The Putin Interviews