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.

    The Chi
    The Chi
    Shameless
    Shameless
    Your Honor
    Your Honor
    Dexter
    Dexter
    The Tudors
    The Tudors
    Dexter: New Blood
    Dexter: New Blood
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Nurse Jackie
    Nurse Jackie
    Billions
    Billions
    The Big C
    The Big C
    The L Word: Generation Q
    The L Word: Generation Q
    UFO
    UFO
    Yellowjackets
    Yellowjackets
    Masters of Sex
    Masters of Sex
    Californication
    Californication
    The Lincoln Project
    The Lincoln Project
    Homeland
    Homeland
    The Affair
    The Affair
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Queer as Folk
    Queer as Folk
    Ray Donovan
    Ray Donovan
    Weeds
    Weeds
    Free for All
    Free for All
    Penny Dreadful
    Penny Dreadful
    Huff
    Huff
    Ziwe
    Ziwe
    Black Monday
    Black Monday
    United States of Tara
    United States of Tara
    Stargate SG1
    Stargate SG1
    House of Lies
    House of Lies
    The Borgias
    The Borgias
    Our Cartoon President
    Our Cartoon President
    The Real L Word
    The Real L Word
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    George & Tammy
    George & Tammy
    Naked SNCTM
    Naked SNCTM
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Jeremiah
    Jeremiah
    City on a Hill
    City on a Hill
    Kidding
    Kidding
    Who Is America?
    Who Is America?
    Escape at Dannemora
    Escape at Dannemora
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Odyssey 5
    Odyssey 5
    American Rust
    American Rust
    Brotherhood
    Brotherhood
    The Good Lord Bird
    The Good Lord Bird
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    Masters of Horror
    Masters of Horror
    Dice
    Dice
    SMILF
    SMILF
    Inside Comedy
    Inside Comedy
    Sleeper Cell
    Sleeper Cell
    The Loudest Voice
    The Loudest Voice
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    Gossip
    Gossip
    Submission
    Submission
    Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert
    Super Pumped
    Super Pumped
    The Reagans
    The Reagans
    A Season with Florida State Football
    A Season with Florida State Football
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Patrick Melrose
    Patrick Melrose
    The Fourth Estate
    The Fourth Estate
    Flatbush Misdemeanors
    Flatbush Misdemeanors
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    The Comey Rule
    The Comey Rule
    Showtime Specials
    Showtime Specials
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Boxing on PPV
    Boxing on PPV
    The Reality Show
    The Reality Show
    Roadies
    Roadies
    The First Lady
    The First Lady
    7 Deadly Sins
    7 Deadly Sins
    White Famous
    White Famous
    Guerrilla
    Guerrilla
    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
    History of the Eagles
    History of the Eagles
    Sexual Healing
    Sexual Healing
    Reality Show
    Reality Show
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Tracey Takes On
    Tracey Takes On
    Fat Actress
    Fat Actress
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    American Gigolo
    American Gigolo
    The Comedy Store
    The Comedy Store
    All Access
    All Access
    The Putin Interviews
    The Putin Interviews
    La La Land
    La La Land
    The Kings
    The Kings
    This American Life
    This American Life
    60 Minutes Sports
    60 Minutes Sports
    Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale
    Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale
    SBI: Selby vs Warrington
    SBI: Selby vs Warrington
    Outcry
    Outcry
    We Need to Talk About Cosby
    We Need to Talk About Cosby
    Supreme Team
    Supreme Team
    The Green Room
    The Green Room