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
Billions
Billions
The Affair
The Affair
Patrick Melrose
Patrick Melrose
The Chi
The Chi
Homeland
Homeland
The Tudors
The Tudors
Dexter
Dexter
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Californication
Californication
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Submission
Submission
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
All Access
All Access
The Borgias
The Borgias
House of Lies
House of Lies
Episodes
Episodes
Sleeper Cell
Sleeper Cell
This American Life
This American Life
Dice
Dice
Fat Actress
Fat Actress
The Trade
The Trade
Our Cartoon President
Our Cartoon President
A Season With
A Season With
I'm Dying Up Here
I'm Dying Up Here
White Famous
White Famous
Guerrilla
Guerrilla
Weeds
Weeds
Brotherhood
Brotherhood
The Green Room
The Green Room
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie
Stargate SG1
Stargate SG1
Red Shoe Diaries
Red Shoe Diaries
Time of Death
Time of Death
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
Ill Behaviour
Ill Behaviour
The Big C
The Big C
Inside Comedy
Inside Comedy
Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror
United States of Tara
United States of Tara
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
Years of Living Dangerously
Years of Living Dangerously
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
Beach Heat: Miami
Beach Heat: Miami
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Dark Net
Dark Net
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
The L Word
The L Word
Gigolos
Gigolos
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
HAPPYish
HAPPYish
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
SMILF
SMILF
Look
Look
Roadies
Roadies
SCB30: Holyfield vs. Tyson I & II
SCB30: Holyfield vs. Tyson I & II
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Free for All
Free for All
Tracey Takes On
Tracey Takes On
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
Reality Show
Reality Show
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Showtime Specials
Showtime Specials
Showtime Sports
Showtime Sports
Showtime Comedy Specials
Showtime Comedy Specials
ShoBox: The New Generation: 12/11/15
ShoBox: The New Generation: 12/11/15
Showtime Championship Boxing: Jack vs. Bute
Showtime Championship Boxing: Jack vs. Bute
ShoBox: The New Generation: Potapov vs. Young
ShoBox: The New Generation: Potapov vs. Young
SCB: Garcia vs. Matthysse
SCB: Garcia vs. Matthysse
SCB: Joshua vs. Breazeale
SCB: Joshua vs. Breazeale
The Comedy Jam
The Comedy Jam
Showtime Boxing on CBS: Thurman vs. Garcia
Showtime Boxing on CBS: Thurman vs. Garcia
ShoBox: The New Generation: Shields vs. Adler
ShoBox: The New Generation: Shields vs. Adler
Lock 'N Load
Lock 'N Load
La La Land
La La Land
Inside Nascar
Inside Nascar
Tall Tales and Legends
Tall Tales and Legends
Barbershop: The Series
Barbershop: The Series
Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Next Stop for Charlie
Next Stop for Charlie
Sexual Healing
Sexual Healing
Big Les: Problem Child
Big Les: Problem Child
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Green Collar Comedy Slam
Green Collar Comedy Slam
The Godfathers of Comedy
The Godfathers of Comedy
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants
Tony Roberts: Wired
Tony Roberts: Wired
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling