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
    Your Honor
    Your Honor
    Dexter
    Dexter
    Billions
    Billions
    The Tudors
    The Tudors
    Homeland
    Homeland
    The Chi
    The Chi
    Queer as Folk
    Queer as Folk
    Ray Donovan
    Ray Donovan
    Californication
    Californication
    The L Word: Generation Q
    The L Word: Generation Q
    The Affair
    The Affair
    The Borgias
    The Borgias
    House of Lies
    House of Lies
    City on a Hill
    City on a Hill
    Penny Dreadful
    Penny Dreadful
    Kidding
    Kidding
    The Real L Word
    The Real L Word
    Brotherhood
    Brotherhood
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    SMILF
    SMILF
    Escape at Dannemora
    Escape at Dannemora
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Our Cartoon President
    Our Cartoon President
    Stargate SG1
    Stargate SG1
    Weeds
    Weeds
    Who Is America?
    Who Is America?
    United States of Tara
    United States of Tara
    The Good Lord Bird
    The Good Lord Bird
    Outcry
    Outcry
    Jeremiah
    Jeremiah
    Sleeper Cell
    Sleeper Cell
    Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
    Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
    Black Monday
    Black Monday
    Nurse Jackie
    Nurse Jackie
    The Loudest Voice
    The Loudest Voice
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Red Shoe Diaries
    The Comedy Store
    The Comedy Store
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Masters of Sex
    Masters of Sex
    The Comey Rule
    The Comey Rule
    The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
    The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
    Murder In the Bayou
    Murder In the Bayou
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Huff
    Huff
    Patrick Melrose
    Patrick Melrose
    The Big C
    The Big C
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    7 Deadly Sins
    7 Deadly Sins
    The Comedy Jam
    The Comedy Jam
    Moonbase 8
    Moonbase 8
    Roadies
    Roadies
    Naked SNCTM
    Naked SNCTM
    Sexual Healing
    Sexual Healing
    Active Shooter: America Under Fire
    Active Shooter: America Under Fire
    Odyssey 5
    Odyssey 5
    Years of Living Dangerously
    Years of Living Dangerously
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Masters of Horror
    Masters of Horror
    Dice
    Dice
    I'm Dying Up Here
    I'm Dying Up Here
    Shangri-La
    Shangri-La
    White Famous
    White Famous
    Action
    Action
    The Trade
    The Trade
    Look
    Look
    Submission
    Submission
    The Putin Interviews
    The Putin Interviews
    Ill Behaviour
    Ill Behaviour
    Dead Like Me
    Dead Like Me
    Reality Show
    Reality Show
    The Green Room
    The Green Room
    HAPPYish
    HAPPYish
    Just Another Immigrant
    Just Another Immigrant
    Love Fraud
    Love Fraud
    The Fourth Estate
    The Fourth Estate
    Inside Comedy
    Inside Comedy
    Showtime Specials
    Showtime Specials
    Fidel
    Fidel
    Free for All
    Free for All
    Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
    Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
    The Reality Show
    The Reality Show
    Episodes
    Episodes
    All Access
    All Access
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Beach Heat: Miami
    This American Life
    This American Life
    SCB30: Holyfield vs. Tyson I & II
    SCB30: Holyfield vs. Tyson I & II
    A Season With
    A Season With
    Dark Net
    Dark Net
    La La Land
    La La Land
    History of the Eagles
    History of the Eagles
    Shut Up and Dribble
    Shut Up and Dribble
    We Hunt Together
    We Hunt Together
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    60 Minutes Sports
    60 Minutes Sports
    Fat Actress
    Fat Actress
    Barbershop: The Series
    Barbershop: The Series