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.

    Dexter: New Blood
    Dexter: New Blood
    Shameless
    Shameless
    Dexter
    Dexter
    Yellowjackets
    Yellowjackets
    Homeland
    Homeland
    Ray Donovan
    Ray Donovan
    Californication
    Californication
    Weeds
    Weeds
    Billions
    Billions
    The Affair
    The Affair
    The Tudors
    The Tudors
    The Chi
    The Chi
    House of Lies
    House of Lies
    UFO
    UFO
    Penny Dreadful
    Penny Dreadful
    The Borgias
    The Borgias
    The L Word: Generation Q
    The L Word: Generation Q
    Nurse Jackie
    Nurse Jackie
    Queer as Folk
    Queer as Folk
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Shameless: Hall of Shame
    Stargate SG1
    Stargate SG1
    Your Honor
    Your Honor
    Escape at Dannemora
    Escape at Dannemora
    Jeremiah
    Jeremiah
    I'm Dying Up Here
    I'm Dying Up Here
    Brotherhood
    Brotherhood
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Polyamory: Married and Dating
    Huff
    Huff
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Red Shoe Diaries
    Masters of Sex
    Masters of Sex
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    American Rust
    American Rust
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
    The Real L Word
    The Real L Word
    The Big C
    The Big C
    Patrick Melrose
    Patrick Melrose
    Roadies
    Roadies
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    Penn and Teller Bullshit
    United States of Tara
    United States of Tara
    Murder In the Bayou
    Murder In the Bayou
    City on a Hill
    City on a Hill
    The Loudest Voice
    The Loudest Voice
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    Masters of Horror
    Masters of Horror
    Naked SNCTM
    Naked SNCTM
    SMILF
    SMILF
    Dead Like Me
    Dead Like Me
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Episodes
    Episodes
    The Good Lord Bird
    The Good Lord Bird
    Black Monday
    Black Monday
    Submission
    Submission
    Boxing on PPV
    Boxing on PPV
    Showtime Specials
    Showtime Specials
    Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
    Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
    Years of Living Dangerously
    Years of Living Dangerously
    Dice
    Dice
    The Comedy Store
    The Comedy Store
    Outcry
    Outcry
    Passion Play: Russell Westbrook
    Passion Play: Russell Westbrook
    Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
    Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
    Odyssey 5
    Odyssey 5
    Who Is America?
    Who Is America?
    The Comedy Jam
    The Comedy Jam
    Reality Show
    Reality Show
    History of the Eagles
    History of the Eagles
    7 Deadly Sins
    7 Deadly Sins
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    Best in SEX: AVN Awards
    Sexual Healing
    Sexual Healing
    Beach Heat: Miami
    Beach Heat: Miami
    La La Land
    La La Land
    All Access
    All Access
    Legacy: Bob Hurley
    Legacy: Bob Hurley
    Free for All
    Free for All
    This American Life
    This American Life
    The Comey Rule
    The Comey Rule
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Gossip
    Gossip
    Showtime Championship Boxing: Wilder vs. Stiverne II
    Showtime Championship Boxing: Wilder vs. Stiverne II
    SCB: Davis vs. Pedraza
    SCB: Davis vs. Pedraza
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
    Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma
    Ziwe
    Ziwe
    Our Cartoon President
    Our Cartoon President
    ShoBox: The New Generation: Douglas vs. Lamanna
    ShoBox: The New Generation: Douglas vs. Lamanna
    Look
    Look
    Time of Death
    Time of Death
    Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
    Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
    Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert
    Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Klitschko
    Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Klitschko
    Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
    Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
    SBI: Fury vs. Seferi
    SBI: Fury vs. Seferi
    Best of All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, The
    Best of All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, The
    Shut Up and Dribble
    Shut Up and Dribble
    Even More Funny Women of a Certain Age
    Even More Funny Women of a Certain Age
    We Hunt Together
    We Hunt Together
    ShoBox: The New Generation: Haney vs Menard
    ShoBox: The New Generation: Haney vs Menard
    Showtime Sports
    Showtime Sports
    Lock 'N Load
    Lock 'N Load