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
The Affair
The Affair
Who Is America?
Who Is America?
The Chi
The Chi
Homeland
Homeland
The Tudors
The Tudors
Dexter
Dexter
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
Billions
Billions
Submission
Submission
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
Just Another Immigrant
Just Another Immigrant
Our Cartoon President
Our Cartoon President
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate
Californication
Californication
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Patrick Melrose
Patrick Melrose
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
The Borgias
The Borgias
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Penn and Teller Bullshit
United States of Tara
United States of Tara
House of Lies
House of Lies
Episodes
Episodes
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Stargate SG1
Stargate SG1
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie
Red Shoe Diaries
Red Shoe Diaries
Weeds
Weeds
SMILF
SMILF
Time of Death
Time of Death
The Big C
The Big C
Sleeper Cell
Sleeper Cell
Dice
Dice
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror
Huff
Huff
All Access
All Access
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Legacy: Bob Hurley
I'm Dying Up Here
I'm Dying Up Here
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
Brotherhood
Brotherhood
Fat Actress
Fat Actress
This American Life
This American Life
A Season With
A Season With
Dark Net
Dark Net
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
White Famous
White Famous
The Trade
The Trade
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Beach Heat: Miami
Beach Heat: Miami
Roadies
Roadies
Free for All
Free for All
The Green Room
The Green Room
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Ill Behaviour
Ill Behaviour
Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me
The Reality Show
The Reality Show
The L Word
The L Word
Barbershop: The Series
Barbershop: The Series
Gigolos
Gigolos
HAPPYish
HAPPYish
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
Guerrilla
Guerrilla
Kobe Bryant's Muse
Kobe Bryant's Muse
Web Therapy
Web Therapy
Look
Look
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
La La Land
La La Land
Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
I Can't Believe I'm Still Single
I Can't Believe I'm Still Single
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Showtime Specials
Showtime Specials
Showtime Comedy Specials
Showtime Comedy Specials
A Season with Florida State Football
A Season with Florida State Football
The Comedy Jam
The Comedy Jam
Below The Belt with Brendan Schaub
Below The Belt with Brendan Schaub
ShoBox: The New Generation: 5/11/2018
ShoBox: The New Generation: 5/11/2018
Years of Living Dangerously
Years of Living Dangerously
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Lock 'N Load
Lock 'N Load
Inside Nascar
Inside Nascar
Tall Tales and Legends
Tall Tales and Legends
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Tracey Takes On
Tracey Takes On
Next Stop for Charlie
Next Stop for Charlie
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Sexual Healing
Sexual Healing
Big Les: Problem Child
Big Les: Problem Child
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Green Collar Comedy Slam
Green Collar Comedy Slam
The Godfathers of Comedy
The Godfathers of Comedy
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants
Tony Roberts: Wired
Tony Roberts: Wired
Inside Comedy
Inside Comedy
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins