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
Homeland
Homeland
Billions
Billions
The Affair
The Affair
Weeds
Weeds
Dexter
Dexter
Episodes
Episodes
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
The Tudors
The Tudors
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Californication
Californication
United States of Tara
United States of Tara
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Roadies
Roadies
HAPPYish
HAPPYish
Dark Net
Submission
Stargate SG1
Penn and Teller Bullshit
The Borgias
Sleeper Cell
The Big C
Masters of Horror
Dead Like Me
A Season With
House of Lies
All Access
Brotherhood
Jeremiah
Barbershop: The Series
Red Shoe Diaries
Beach Heat: Miami
La La Land
Time of Death
Dice
A Season with Florida State Football
Years of Living Dangerously
The Reality Show
The L Word
Fat Actress
This American Life
The Green Room
Gigolos
Inside Comedy
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
3 AM
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
Showtime Sports
Kobe Bryant's Muse
Twin Peaks
Reality Show
The World According To Dick Cheney
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Lock 'N Load
Free for All
Inside Nascar
Tall Tales and Legends
Faerie Tale Theatre
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Tracey Takes On
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
Look
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Reagans
Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
Masters of Sex
History of the Eagles
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour
30 Days in May
Showtime Specials
Showtime Comedy Specials
Perfect 10 Model Boxing
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
Fidel
Bronx Obama
Sex With Sunny Megatron
Dreamcatcher
Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao
ShoBox: The New Generation 6/26/15
Showtime Championship Boxing: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao