Showtime TV Shows

About 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.

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Shameless
Shameless
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Weeds
Weeds
Homeland
Homeland
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
Episodes
Episodes
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
Dexter
Dexter
The Affair
The Affair
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Billions
Billions
The Tudors
The Tudors
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
The Borgias
The Borgias
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Submission
Submission
I'm Dying Up Here
I'm Dying Up Here
Californication
United States of Tara
Dead Like Me
Stargate SG1
House of Lies
A Season With
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Red Shoe Diaries
All Access
The Big C
Roadies
7 Deadly Sins
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
Brotherhood
Sleeper Cell
A Season with Florida State Football
60 Minutes Sports
Masters of Horror
Showtime Specials
The Green Room
Time of Death
The Comedy Jam
Guerrilla
Beach Heat: Miami
The Reality Show
Fat Actress
This American Life
Jeremiah
Dark Net
The L Word
Faerie Tale Theatre
Gigolos
Inside Comedy
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
Years of Living Dangerously
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
HAPPYish
Dice
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
THE REVEAL with Mark Kriegel
La La Land
Look
Kobe Bryant's Muse
Tracey Takes On
Showtime Comedy Specials
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Lock 'N Load
Free for All
Inside Nascar
Tall Tales and Legends
Barbershop: The Series
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Next Stop for Charlie
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Sexual Healing
Big Les: Problem Child
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Green Collar Comedy Slam
The Godfathers of Comedy
Reversal of Fortune
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants
Tony Roberts: Wired
Web Therapy
Huff
I Can't Believe I'm Still Single
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Reagans
Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
Reality Show
Masters of Sex
History of the Eagles
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour
The World According To Dick Cheney
30 Days in May
Showtime Sports
Perfect 10 Model Boxing
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
Fidel
Bronx Obama
Sex With Sunny Megatron