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
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Weeds
Weeds
Homeland
Homeland
Dexter
Dexter
The Affair
The Affair
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
The Tudors
The Tudors
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
All Access
All Access
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
Episodes
Episodes
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
The Borgias
The Borgias
House of Lies
House of Lies
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Billions
Billions
Stargate SG1
Californication
A Season With
United States of Tara
I'm Dying Up Here
Fat Actress
Nurse Jackie
Red Shoe Diaries
Brotherhood
The Big C
Free for All
Submission
Masters of Horror
7 Deadly Sins
Dead Like Me
This American Life
Time of Death
Dark Net
60 Minutes Sports
Dice
Roadies
Beach Heat: Miami
Guerrilla
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling
Penn and Teller Bullshit
The L Word
Sleeper Cell
The Green Room
Barbershop: The Series
Gigolos
Inside Comedy
Morgan Spurlock's Seven Deadly Sins
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
THE REVEAL with Mark Kriegel
Legacy: Bob Hurley
HAPPYish
Huff
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
Years of Living Dangerously
A Season with Florida State Football
The Comedy Jam
La La Land
The Godfathers of Comedy
The Reality Show
Reality Show
History of the Eagles
Kobe Bryant's Muse
Dreamcatcher
Showtime Specials
Showtime Comedy Specials
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Lock 'N Load
Inside Nascar
Tall Tales and Legends
Faerie Tale Theatre
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Tracey Takes On
Next Stop for Charlie
Whiteboyz in the Hood
Sexual Healing
Big Les: Problem Child
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Green Collar Comedy Slam
Reversal of Fortune
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants
Tony Roberts: Wired
Web Therapy
I Can't Believe I'm Still Single
Look
The Reagans
Oliver Stone's Secret History of America
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
Masters of Sex
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour
The World According To Dick Cheney
30 Days in May
Showtime Sports
Perfect 10 Model Boxing
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
Fidel