Showtime TV Shows

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 L Word: Generation Q
The L Word: Generation Q
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
Shameless
Shameless
Stargate SG1
Stargate SG1
Dexter
Dexter
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
The Chi
The Chi
Billions
Billions
Homeland
Homeland
The Affair
The Affair
Californication
Californication
Weeds
Weeds
The Tudors
The Tudors
Escape at Dannemora
Escape at Dannemora
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Episodes
Episodes
Red Shoe Diaries
Red Shoe Diaries
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Kidding
Kidding
The Loudest Voice
The Loudest Voice
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie
The Borgias
The Borgias
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
Who Is America?
Who Is America?
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
The Big C
The Big C
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Reality Show
Reality Show
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
SMILF
SMILF
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror
Black Monday
Black Monday
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
Roadies
Roadies
Patrick Melrose
Patrick Melrose
Just Another Immigrant
Just Another Immigrant
Fat Actress
Fat Actress
Submission
Submission
Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me
House of Lies
House of Lies
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Shut Up and Dribble
Shut Up and Dribble
Huff
Huff
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate
Odyssey 5
Odyssey 5
Dark Net
Dark Net
City on a Hill
City on a Hill
Murder In the Bayou
Murder In the Bayou
Years of Living Dangerously
Years of Living Dangerously
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Sleeper Cell
Sleeper Cell
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
A Season with Florida State Football
A Season with Florida State Football
All Access
All Access
United States of Tara
United States of Tara
Beach Heat: Miami
Beach Heat: Miami
Our Cartoon President
Our Cartoon President
The Reality Show
The Reality Show
Free for All
Free for All
On Becoming a God in Central Florida
On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Brotherhood
Brotherhood
Action
Action
The Comedy Jam
The Comedy Jam
White Famous
White Famous
Work In Progress
Work In Progress
This American Life
This American Life
Tracey Takes On
Tracey Takes On
Look
Look
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
HAPPYish
HAPPYish
Dice
Dice
Best of Showtime Boxing 2014
Best of Showtime Boxing 2014
Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
The Green Room
The Green Room
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
Time of Death
Time of Death
Fidel
Fidel
SCB30: Holyfield Cruiserweight Champion
SCB30: Holyfield Cruiserweight Champion
SCB30: Mayweather vs. Canelo
SCB30: Mayweather vs. Canelo
SCB30: UPSETS: Broner vs. Maidana
SCB30: UPSETS: Broner vs. Maidana
Guerrilla
Guerrilla
I'm Dying Up Here
I'm Dying Up Here
Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
The Trade
The Trade
Trade, The
Trade, The
Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI
Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI
Showtime Specials
Showtime Specials
Ill Behaviour
Ill Behaviour
The L Word
The L Word
Gigolos
Gigolos
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Showtime Comedy Specials
Showtime Comedy Specials
A Season With
A Season With