For all the quality upgrades that cable series have in comparison to broadcast networks, it’s always a bummer to have to wait eons for news about the next season. Thankfully, Showtime has gone public with the premiere date for the upcoming seasons of Shameless, House of Lies and Episodes.
Nobody cancels the Gallaghers! Showtime appears to agree as the premium cable network has picked up Shameless for a fifth season. Along with the Season 5 renewal for the excellent and under appreciated dysfunctional family-centric dramedy, Showtime has also renewed House of Lies for Season 4. Both series join Episodes in being lined up for new seasons in 2015.
In what is likely an effort to whet viewers’ appetites for some of their returning original programming, Showtime has made the season premiere episodes of Shameless, Episodes and House of Lies available for free online ahead of their planned premieres this Sunday night. This should help curb some of the anxiety TV watchers may be experiencing in anticipation of next Sunday night, which piles the Golden Globes, HBO premieres...
So you’ve heard all about how amazing-funny-dramatic-unpredictable Showtime’s Shameless is and you’ve been meaning to marathon through the first few seasons to get caught up for the Season 4 premiere? Or maybe you’re just looking for a refresher course.
With DVRs, streaming and many other ways to view our favorite programs, the allure of live TV has become a compelling way for networks to lure in audiences. In an attempt to get in on that magic, House Of Lies has decided to roll with an improvised special in front of a live studio audience.
Showtime's management consultant-focused dramedy House of Lies is set to return to the airwaves in early 2014. In preparation, the network has unveiled a new teaser trailer as well as promotional image that playfully pokes fun at the on and off-screen shenanigans that have plagued the once-almighty pod. But as we learned at the end of season two, complications are inevitable, and things are about to get down and dirty dirty between Marty Kaan and his protégé Jeannie Van Der Hooven.
Showtime's dramedy trio Shameless, House of Lies and Californication had cause to celebrate earlier this month when all three series returned with new seasons to higher numbers. I'm sure Showtime's free preview weekend didn't hurt in that regard, but there's even more cause to celebrate as Showtime has decided to renew all three shows. And that includes Californication, which means Hank Moody will follow in the footsteps of Dexter Morgan as a Showtime character that's surpassing six seasons of existence.
The Golden Globes is an exciting ceremony for a TV fan, as we get to see the stars and producers of some of our favorite TV shows honored with awards for their efforts. It's always good when we, the viewers, agree with the Hollywood Foreign Press on their choices for the past year's best of the best. But it's not always easy to predict which way they'll vote and whether or not they get it right is certainly subject to opinion and debate. And sometimes our picks don't line up with the HFPA's choices.
Hot off a couple of explosive episodes of two of their original dramas and in anticipation of the premieres of some of their comedies, Showtime is giving non-subscribers a glance at the goods next month with a free preview weekend. The premium cable channel has timed it to coincide with the premieres of Shameless, House of Lies and Californication.
House of Lies stars Don Cheadle as Marty "The Con Man" Kaan, a "mad genius" at the consultant game who heads up a pod of cutthroat and kooky acolytes. Set in a world of luxury, fast dealings and unchecked depravity, the show seems like a modern-day Mad Man with Cheadle as its smooth and sexy Don Draper. However, while House of Lies is full of swagger and style, it's light on substance. In short, it's a show about sharks that never delves deep, instead staying in the shallow waters of shocks and sex.
Showtime’s House of Lies has been gearing up for Season 2 for a while, now. Today, the subscription cable network announced that The O.C.’s Adam Brody will be joining the House of Lies cast for a multi-episode arc. He’ll play the owner of an unusual toy company that caters to adults.
While the cast of House of Lies may be a bit skewed toward males, what the Showtime series does have in the way of female actors is pretty great, with Kristen Bell and Dawn Olivieri among the leads. So Lisa Edelstein will be in good company when she joins the comedy for a multi-episode arc of the series' second season.
Two Showtime series are in the works for a December DVD release. Californication, which wrapped up its fifth season last spring, and House of Lies, which ended Season 1 back in April. Both shows are gearing up for new seasons on the subscription cable network, and if you are a little behind, there’s no need to worry. Californication - The Fifth Season and House of Lies – The First Season are coming to DVD on December 18.
Despite what many considered to be a rocky first season, Showtime's House of Lies still managed to get renewed for a second, as well as nab an Emmy nomination for lead actor Don Cheadle. To be fair, his nod was even well-deserved; in fact, the entire ensemble always performed above and beyond the material. Many shows take some time to find their footing, so perhaps the rest of the show can rise to meet the quality of the cast come Season 2?
Showtime has Dexter and Homeland on deck to return later this month, but those hoping to know when they'll catch a sight of Hank Moody, Marty Kaan or the Gallaghers are in luck! The good news is, the dates have been set for the return of Californication, House of Lies and Shameless. Of course, we still have a few more months to wait for their premieres.