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

    Homeland

    Homeland

    Queer as Folk

    Queer as Folk

    Red Shoe Diaries

    Red Shoe Diaries

    Episodes

    Episodes

    The Tudors

    The Tudors

    Stargate SG1

    Stargate SG1

    Dexter

    Dexter

    Billions

    Billions

    The Affair

    The Affair

    Californication

    Californication

    Polyamory: Married and Dating

    Polyamory: Married and Dating

    The L Word: Generation Q

    The L Word: Generation Q

    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl

    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl

    Ray Donovan

    Ray Donovan

    Naked SNCTM

    Naked SNCTM

    The Real L Word

    The Real L Word

    Our Cartoon President

    Our Cartoon President

    Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful

    The Borgias

    The Borgias

    Weeds

    Weeds

    Nurse Jackie

    Nurse Jackie

    Jeremiah

    Jeremiah

    Penn and Teller Bullshit

    Penn and Teller Bullshit

    Escape at Dannemora

    Escape at Dannemora

    Outcry

    Outcry

    A Season With

    A Season With

    House of Lies

    House of Lies

    Kidding

    Kidding

    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    Patrick Melrose

    Patrick Melrose

    The Big C

    The Big C

    United States of Tara

    United States of Tara

    Love Fraud

    Love Fraud

    Masters of Horror

    Masters of Horror

    SMILF

    SMILF

    All Access

    All Access

    Black Monday

    Black Monday

    Dead Like Me

    Dead Like Me

    Huff

    Huff

    Shut Up and Dribble

    Shut Up and Dribble

    The Loudest Voice

    The Loudest Voice

    We Hunt Together

    We Hunt Together

    On Becoming a God in Central Florida

    On Becoming a God in Central Florida

    Brotherhood

    Brotherhood

    White Famous

    White Famous

    The Comedy Jam

    The Comedy Jam

    Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins

    Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins

    Shangri-La

    Shangri-La

    Fat Actress

    Fat Actress

    Sleeper Cell

    Sleeper Cell

    Showtime Comedy Specials

    Showtime Comedy Specials

    The Fourth Estate

    The Fourth Estate

    Active Shooter: America Under Fire

    Active Shooter: America Under Fire

    Odyssey 5

    Odyssey 5

    The Green Room

    The Green Room

    Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI

    Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI

    Showtime Specials

    Showtime Specials

    Action

    Action

    7 Deadly Sins

    7 Deadly Sins

    Inside Comedy

    Inside Comedy

    The Trade

    The Trade

    This American Life

    This American Life

    Who Is America?

    Who Is America?

    City on a Hill

    City on a Hill

    Look

    Look

    Years of Living Dangerously

    Years of Living Dangerously

    Murder In the Bayou

    Murder In the Bayou

    Free for All

    Free for All

    Dark Net

    Dark Net

    Web Therapy

    Web Therapy

    Just Another Immigrant

    Just Another Immigrant

    Time of Death

    Time of Death

    I'm Dying Up Here

    I'm Dying Up Here

    Guerrilla

    Guerrilla

    The Reagans

    The Reagans

    Fidel

    Fidel

    Lock 'N Load

    Lock 'N Load

    The Putin Interviews

    The Putin Interviews

    Trade, The

    Trade, The

    Couples Therapy

    Couples Therapy

    Whiteboyz in the Hood

    Whiteboyz in the Hood

    Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling

    Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling

    Ill Behaviour

    Ill Behaviour

    Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher

    Work In Progress

    Work In Progress

    Dice

    Dice

    60 Minutes Sports

    60 Minutes Sports

    HAPPYish

    HAPPYish

    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma

    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma

    The L Word

    The L Word

    The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth

    The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth

    Mo'Nique & Friends: Live From Atlanta

    Mo'Nique & Friends: Live From Atlanta

    Sex With Sunny Megatron

    Sex With Sunny Megatron

    Masters of Sex

    Masters of Sex

    Sexual Healing

    Sexual Healing

    Oliver Stone's Secret History of America

    Oliver Stone's Secret History of America