Get out your datebooks—again—because the premiere date train is still chugging right along. This morning at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Showtime officially put Penny Dreadful, Nurse Jackie, Californication, and The Years of Living Dangerously on its schedule. The pay-cable network will kick off off its spring season on Sunday, April 13 with the Season 6 premiere of Nurse Jackie at 9pm, the final-season premiere of Californication at 9:30pm, and the debut of new docuseries The Years of Living Dangerously at 10pm.
The Years of Living Dangerously is a nonfiction project about climate change that boasts the unique draw of a lot of big-name TV and movie stars, along with several famous journalists. Its "correspondents"—which include Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Michael C. Hall,
the Terminator Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Ian Somerhalder, among others—will travel all over the world to tackle "an enormous range of subjects on the hot button topic of climate change." James Cameron is an executive producer. Here's the first trailer, which launched in the fall—once this series debuts, Fox News is going to have material for days. For days!
After The Years of Living Dangerously wraps its month-long run on Sunday, May 4, the supernatural/period piece mash-up Penny Dreadful will take its place on Sundays at 10pm starting May 11. The drama follows some of "literature's most famously terrifying characters"—think Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, characters from Dracula, and more—as they all co-exist in in Victorian-era London. Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and Eva Green star. Showtime is hosting a Penny Dreadful panel later today, so we'll hopefully have a full trailer to show you soon. UPDATE: Here's that trailer! It's creepy!
AIRS ON 5/11/2014
Season 1 : Episode 1