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
The Affair
The Affair
The Chi
The Chi
Kidding
Kidding
Homeland
Homeland
Submission
Submission
Dexter
Dexter
Californication
Californication
The Tudors
The Tudors
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
Episodes
Episodes
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
The Borgias
The Borgias
Stargate SG1
Stargate SG1
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
Red Shoe Diaries
Red Shoe Diaries
Billions
Billions
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate
Just Another Immigrant
Just Another Immigrant
Time of Death
Time of Death
A Season with Florida State Football
A Season with Florida State Football
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Weeds
Weeds
Brotherhood
Brotherhood
Our Cartoon President
Our Cartoon President
Who Is America?
Who Is America?
The Big C
The Big C
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
United States of Tara
United States of Tara
Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
House of Lies
House of Lies
SMILF
SMILF
The Trade
The Trade
White Famous
White Famous
Fat Actress
Fat Actress
HAPPYish
HAPPYish
Huff
Huff
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
Patrick Melrose
Patrick Melrose
Beach Heat: Miami
Beach Heat: Miami
The Reality Show
The Reality Show
Roadies
Roadies
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
Escape at Dannemora
Escape at Dannemora
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Barbershop: The Series
Barbershop: The Series
Dark Net
Dark Net
All Access
All Access
Dice
Dice
I'm Dying Up Here
I'm Dying Up Here
La La Land
La La Land
Free for All
Free for All
Sleeper Cell
Sleeper Cell
This American Life
This American Life
Tall Tales and Legends
Tall Tales and Legends
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Web Therapy
Web Therapy
Look
Look
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
Reality Show
Reality Show
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Years of Living Dangerously
Years of Living Dangerously
Kobe Bryant's Muse
Kobe Bryant's Muse
A Season With
A Season With
Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
SCB: Benavidez vs. Gavril I
SCB: Benavidez vs. Gavril I
The Green Room
The Green Room
Guerrilla
Guerrilla
The L Word
The L Word
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Lock 'N Load
Lock 'N Load
Inside Nascar
Inside Nascar
Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Tracey Takes On
Tracey Takes On
Next Stop for Charlie
Next Stop for Charlie
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Sexual Healing
Sexual Healing
Big Les: Problem Child
Big Les: Problem Child
Green Collar Comedy Slam
Green Collar Comedy Slam
The Godfathers of Comedy
The Godfathers of Comedy
Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
Gigolos
Gigolos
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
I Can't Believe I'm Still Single
I Can't Believe I'm Still Single
Inside Comedy
Inside Comedy
The Reagans
The Reagans
Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports