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    Californication

    Californication

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    Showtime (ended 2014)
    David Duchovny is the lead in this comedy about a book writer always running into trouble with sex, drugs and women, while struggling to maintain a relationship with his ex-girlfriend and trying to raise his daughter in a less than normal environment for a teenager.moreless
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    Homeland

    Homeland

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    Showtime (Returning Returning late September 2015.)
    Based on the Israeli version called "Prisoners of War." A U.S. soldier who was thought to have been killed in Iraq over 8 years ago who is now being questioned as to whether he is a member of a sleeper cell sent to cause a terrorist attack. Claire Danes stars in this Showtime pilot as a CIA agent with bipolar disorder who comes to suspect that an Afghanistan war hero who has returned home after years as a POW might be part of a terrorist plot. Expect a psychological thriller with a strong focus on character development.moreless
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    Dexter

    Dexter

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    Showtime (ended 2013)
    Based on Jeff Lindsay's novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter this crime thriller follows Dexter Morgan. Dexter is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department. He is the main support for his sister. He has a steady girlfriend, with two kids who adore him. He also has an active "night life". Based on a code instilled in him by his foster father, Harry, he hunts down people who have escaped justice and makes sure they don't get away with a crime again.moreless
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    Nurse Jackie

    Nurse Jackie

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    Comedy meets drama in this quirky Showtime offering which spotlights the versatility of actress Edie Falco. Set in a New York City hospital, this half-hour single camera comedy is about a strong-willed woman balancing a hectic work life with a complex personal life, all the while fighting the health care system along the way.moreless
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    Shameless

    Shameless

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    Set in working-class Chicago, the Gallagher family, a working class family of eight, must survive the ups and downs of today's recession. With a mother who is out of her element and an alcoholic father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor, 18-year-old daughter Fiona is left with the task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow. This series is based on the UK series of the same name.moreless
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    Weeds

    Weeds

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    Showtime (ended 2012)
    This series is a single-camera dark comedy about a single mother who makes ends meet by selling marijuana in the fictional suburb of Agrestic, California. The series exposes the dirty little secrets that lie behind the pristine lawns and shiny closed doors of homes in the of this gated community. Mary Louise Parker stars as the suburban mom who resorts to selling weed to support her family after her husband unexpectedly dies. Jenji Kohan executive produces and writes the series. Beginning with the premiere of the fourth season, the show shifted it's premise in almost it's entirety by relocating the cast to the fictional border town of Ren Mar after Agrestic burned to the ground. From here Nancy gave up her green thumb and began trafficking drugs over the border. Airing Information: First Season: Preview of pilot aired on Sunday, August 7, 2005 on Showtime at 10 PM EST with repeats on the following Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10PM EST. From then on episodes aired first on Mondays at 10PM EST with repeats on Mondays right after the episode premiere and on Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00PM EST and approximately 10:30PM EST and Sunday at 10:30PM EST. Second Season: The season premiere will air on Monday, August 14, 2006 on Showtime. Third Season: The season premiere will air on Monday, August 13, 2007 on Showtime at 10 PM EST. Production Information: Produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Titled Productions. Weeds has received a 10-episode commitment for it's first season. It was renewed after Weeds received a Golden Globe Nomination and the two leading ladies received nominations also. The 13 episodes of the second season were filmed. Theme Song: "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds Awards and Nominations: 63rd Annual Golden Globes in 2006 1. Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Weeds (Showtime - Lions Gate Television, Inc.) Nomination 2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Mary-Louise Parker (Nancy Botwin) Won 3. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Elizabeth Perkins (Celia Hodes) Nominatedmoreless
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    Masters of Sex

    Masters of Sex

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    Showtime (Returning July 12, 2015)
    Masters of Sex is a Showtime series set in 1956 which features Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters (a well-known fertility specialist) and Virginia Johnson (a former nightclub singer). The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory, which saw them go from a Midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and Johnny Carson's couch. Also staring Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicholas D'Agosto and Teddy Sears, the series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book, "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love".moreless
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    The Tudors

    The Tudors

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    Showtime (ended 2010)
    The Tudors focuses on the life and romances of the young King Henry VIII. The first series takes a look at the often overlooked, early political relationships as well as Henry's trysts with such notable women as Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
    The second series looks at King Henry's struggle with the Pope over his divorce, and his marriage to Anne Boleyn as well as the creation of the Church of England.
    The third series focuses on the people's response to the creation of a new national Church and on the king's third and fourth marriage. The series is shot on location in Ireland. Michael Hirst, writer of the Oscar-winning movie Elizabeth, is the series creator, writer and executive producer.moreless
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    The Borgias

    The Borgias

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    Showtime (ended 2013)
    The show follows the Borgia family that rose to power in Italy during the Renaissance. Jeremy Irons leads the cast as Rodrigo Borgia who becomes Pope in 1492.
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    The Real L Word

    The Real L Word

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    Six lesbians living in Los Angeles are the subjects of this reality revival of the successful Showtime series The L Word. The powers behind the project are The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken and reality producers Magical Elves of the Top Chef fame.moreless
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    Ray Donovan

    Ray Donovan

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    Showtime (Returning July 12, 2015)
    Ray Donovan is a fixer for the rich and famous in Los Angeles. Ray, though, is a fixer who is broken with a troubled Irish family he can't quite escape.
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    Secret Diary of a Call Girl

    Secret Diary of a Call Girl

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    Showtime (ended 2011)
    Hannah is more than she appears to be in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Hannah is also Belle, one of the top high class call girls in the city of London. Hannah and Belle have the same common goal; to make as much money as possible while they still can. This show was originally shown by ITV2 in the UK (season one from September 27th 2007 till November 15th 2007). This first season was a huge success for ITV2 with up to two million viewers per episode. Early in 2008, US network Showtime was attracted by the show's success and bought the license to show two seasons in the US (20 episodes). The broadcast is scheduled to start on June 16th 2008. The second season will air on ITV2 starting September 11th 2008. More to the shows success: The controversial sex scenes also resulted in a nomination for best soft core production at the "UK Adult Film Awards" in 2007. But that's not all! The first season has also been nominated for the "Golden Rose TV award" in the category "best drama". Only weeks after the first series ended, ITV announced a second series, and production started in early 2008. The third series aired in early 2010 almost simultaneously on ITV2 and the US station SHO. In April 2010 reports claim there will be a fourth series for which Billie Piper will get £2m.moreless
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    Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful

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    Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.moreless
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    The Affair

    The Affair

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    Showtime (Returning October 4, 2015)
    The Affair looks at the emotional effects of an extramarital affair on all partners involved. Noah, a New York City schoolteacher and novelist, is happily married to Helen but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Young waitress Alison is trying to piece together her life and marriage to Cole after the loss of their four year old son. The drama starts when Alison and Noah meet by chance in Montauk at the end of Long Island. Series creators are Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) and Hagai Levi (In Treatment).moreless
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    I Can't Believe I'm Still Single

    I Can't Believe I'm Still Single

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    Author Eric Schaeffer is looking for love. Based on his book, Schaeffer hits the road and experiences of series of dates with a wide variety of partners in this Showtime documentary series.moreless
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    Beach Heat: Miami

    Beach Heat: Miami

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    Beach Heat: Miami is a Showtime original series that stars TV reality star Megan Hauserman as a lifeguard whose job it is to protect tourists and residents from the dangers of the ocean. In the process of protecting beach visitors, Megan is thrust into office romances where she's able to explore the wilder side of herself. A cast of zany and offbeat characters litter the beach. Beach Heat: Miami director Bill Fisher compares his show to both Baywatch and Nip/Tuck, claiming to feature real storylines involving the lifeguard characters. Unlike Showtime's other popular Miami series, Dexter, Beach Heat: Miami is entirely shot within the Florida borders. Whether you watch the show for the story and character developments or just to have a good time, Beach Heat: Miami is sure to inspire all your innermost feelings.moreless
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    Wild Things

    Wild Things

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    Wild Things is a Showtime original television series that follows three transgender women - Maria Roman, Tiara Russell, and Cassandra Cass - as they road trip across the nation in order to raise money to help a family member with a deadly kidney disease. As the women travel around the country, making stops in small-town America and big cities alike, the audience is not only given access to their physical journey, but given insight into the girls' personal journeys as well. As touching as the show is, it is equally funny. In order to raise donations for the cause, the girls are forced into a variety of wacky situations, with hilarity always ensuing. Maria, Tiara, and Cassandra are three women with gigantic hearts and a shared love for life and are inviting you into their journey of discovery and hope with their series, Wild Things.moreless