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While it was a deliberately muddled end for a tragic heroine, it wasn’t supposed to be the outcome, at all. Recently, showrunner Clyde Phillips spoke out to explain the original vision for the frustrating but intensely caring character. Nurse Jackie ended a lengthy seven season run on Showtime last night with a bit of a cliffhanger.
It appears that fans of Showtime’s grim, Gothic drama, Penny Dreadful will not have to part with the series with its Season 2 finale just around the corner. The network has announced that the show has been renewed for a deadly, demonic and destructive Season 3.
While we’re still making paper boats out of book pages in sadness over Stephen King’s IT losing its director, it looks like one of the horror icon’s other magnum opuses is moving forward in a brand new way, as The Stand is getting a cable miniseries.
It appears that Showtime has finalized plans to jump head first into the standalone streaming business. Wasting little time in matching the recently-launched HBO Now, Showtime will join forces with Apple to have a standalone service of their own ready this summer.
Season 5 of Homeland just added a bunch of new cast members, including a love interest for Carrie.
That was a close one. After leaving the project over budget disputes, David Lynch has once again joined Twin Peaks.
For a project that has already been picked up to series, there has been a lot of uncertainty around the Twin Peaks revival. Recent rumors stated the series would no longer be headed to Showtime, but those were seemingly debunked by the network.
These days, audiences tend to like their documentaries either extremely uplifting or extremely dark and crime-filled, which makes Atari: Game Over one of the stranger entries in the genre in the last few years, and it'll soon make its way to TV for the first time.
It feels like just yesterday that Showtime first teamed up with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell for a new series about management consultants. In actuality, it was quite a bit longer ago than that; Showtime has just renewed the show for Season 5.
If you come up with a thousand different ways to describe David Lynch, you’ll arrive at “intentionally cryptic” well before you get to “straightforward.” And so it goes with the return of Twin Peaks, which Lynch has suddenly become more hesitant to speak about with certainty.
Following yesterday’s news that HBO signed a (presumably temporary) exclusive deal with Apple for the premium cabler’s HBO Now streaming service, CBS chief exec Les Moonves has announced his own Showtime will also soon offer its own cable-free subscription-based streaming service.
If all goes well with his new series Happyish, which debuts on Showtime this April, we'll likely be seeing a lot more of Coogan in the coming years. For now, we can watch him tackle the typically uncomfortable (although seemingly not to him) conversation of what drug commercials targeting mid-to-late aged males like to call ED (erectile dysfunction) in the trailer.
The actor has been in all kinds of headlines concerning his possible return to the X-Files universe, but some of us are a little more interested in hearing about whether or not his transgender DEA agent would be coming back for Showtime’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival.
Somebody find the Log Lady and tell her carve us up some pie, because the upcoming return of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks is bringing back a character that would be impossible to replace.
When Penny Dreadful returns to Season 2 next year, it will have quite a few narrative threads to expand upon. Now we have our first good look at what’s coming, and there are of course dark things stretching across the horizon.