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
Escape at Dannemora
Escape at Dannemora
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
The Chi
The Chi
Homeland
Homeland
The Affair
The Affair
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Submission
Submission
Dexter
Dexter
Californication
Californication
The Tudors
The Tudors
Billions
Billions
The Borgias
The Borgias
The Real L Word
The Real L Word
House of Lies
House of Lies
Kidding
Kidding
A Season With
A Season With
Just Another Immigrant
Just Another Immigrant
Sleeper Cell
Sleeper Cell
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
HAPPYish
HAPPYish
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Legacy: Bob Hurley
The Trade
The Trade
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk
I'm Dying Up Here
I'm Dying Up Here
Time of Death
Time of Death
Dark Net
Dark Net
Brotherhood
Brotherhood
Patrick Melrose
Patrick Melrose
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror
Stargate SG1
Stargate SG1
Guerrilla
Guerrilla
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Red Shoe Diaries
Red Shoe Diaries
SMILF
SMILF
The Big C
The Big C
Episodes
Episodes
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Weeds
Weeds
Penn and Teller Bullshit
Penn and Teller Bullshit
All Access
All Access
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Showtime Specials
Showtime Specials
This American Life
This American Life
Who Is America?
Who Is America?
Fidel
Fidel
Ill Behaviour
Ill Behaviour
Huff
Huff
Fat Actress
Fat Actress
The Comedy Jam
The Comedy Jam
Beach Heat: Miami
Beach Heat: Miami
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Black Monday
Black Monday
White Famous
White Famous
Free for All
Free for All
The Green Room
The Green Room
Reality Show
Reality Show
United States of Tara
United States of Tara
Barbershop: The Series
Barbershop: The Series
Web Therapy
Web Therapy
The Reality Show
The Reality Show
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
30 Days in May
30 Days in May
Our Cartoon President
Our Cartoon President
La La Land
La La Land
Tall Tales and Legends
Tall Tales and Legends
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen
The Godfathers of Comedy
The Godfathers of Comedy
Inside Comedy
Inside Comedy
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins
The Reagans
The Reagans
Years of Living Dangerously
Years of Living Dangerously
SCB: Mares vs. Ponce De Leon
SCB: Mares vs. Ponce De Leon
WEIGH-IN LIVE: Mayweather vs. McGregor
WEIGH-IN LIVE: Mayweather vs. McGregor
Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss
Showtime Championship Boxing: Garcia vs. Lipinets
Showtime Championship Boxing: Garcia vs. Lipinets
Showtime Comedy Specials
Showtime Comedy Specials
Shut Up and Dribble
Shut Up and Dribble
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
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
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Green Collar Comedy Slam
Green Collar Comedy Slam
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