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'Deadwood' star Ian McShane to guest on season 3 of 'Ray Donovan'

Golden Globe winner Ian McShane is dropping in on the next season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan in a season-long arc.

The Deadwood actor will play a prominent movie producer and billionaire who calls on Ray Donovan to perform one of his famous fixes, only to befriend him and form a powerful relationship. READ FULL STORY

Emmy Rossum weighs in on 'exploitive' sex scenes

Though Shameless has the freedom afforded to it by being on Showtime—i.e. nudity, profanity and the like—star Emmy Rossum insists that the network has never been exploitive when it comes to sex scenes.

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'Nurse Jackie' boss answers: Will Jackie get a happy ending?

Nurse Jackie is ready for its final shift.

Though Jackie (Edie Falco) was arrested during the season finale, a promo for the Showtime series’ final season showed that the pill-popping addict will be back at work thanks to a lawsuit for wrongful termination, though she will have to earn the trust of her peers and family back. It’s become a bit of a running theme for Nurse Jackie in that the titular character has lied and schemed her way out of nearly every worst-case scenario and has lived to tell the tale. But will she be so lucky when the series comes to a close this year?

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'Episodes' season 4 premiere react: 'Pucks!' gets picked up

Picking up literally the next morning after the events of the previous season ender, Showtime’s laffer Episodes finds our writing duo heroes Beverly and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan) back in foggy London bliss when a call from L.A. decides their fate once again…

…and thank God for that, as the show’s fourth season is off with a comic shot as Bev and Sean grumble their way back to La-La Land, when they receive the word that their dismal sitcom Pucks! (described by one cast member as “risen like Jesus, if Jesus was a sh–ty sitcom no one watched”) has been picked up for six additional episodes. Their increasingly boozy and out-of-control star Matt LeBlanc (still sending himself up beautifully) is P.O.’d over the news, too, as it keeps him from a desired NBC drama pilot that could have changed his waning TV career. READ FULL STORY

George Clooney-produced drama goes to Showtime

A drama that George Clooney will executive produce about a movie studio in the 1990s has ended up at Showtime. EW has confirmed that the network has given The Studio a script commitment with a penalty.  READ FULL STORY

ATX Television Festival to host 'Queer as Folk' cast reunion

Ten years after the finale of Showtime’s Queer as Folk, the cast will reunite this summer to reflect on the show’s legacy.

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'Penny Dreadful' season two teaser is all about curses and blessings

The first teaser for Penny Dreadful‘s second season has hit the web, and it’s appropriately eerie and very cryptic. Mild spoilers for the final moments of season one follow.

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Ellen Barkin to guest on Showtime's 'Happyish'

Another familiar face is joining the pilot of Showtime’s Happyish, a series that was originally set to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. (A pilot featuring Hoffman in the show’s lead role was filmed in 2013; the network has replaced Hoffman with Steve Coogan in its new iteration of Happyish.)

The pilot’s latest addition: Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Ellen Barkin, seen most recently on the small screen as The New Normal‘s staunchly right-wing, completely politically incorrect grandmother. Showtime says that Barkin will be playing Dani Kirschenbloom, “a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Coogan). Dani harbors no illusions about the advertising industry, or life, and is best described as the sardonic prophet-philosopher of the project.” READ FULL STORY

Bradley Whitford joins Showtime's 'Happyish'

Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of Showtime’s Happyish pilot, EW has learned.

The comedy follows Thom Payne’s (Steve Coogan) pursuit of happiness in the midst of dealing with a world he doesn’t understand, a pursuit that might just be the thing causing his unhappiness in the first place.

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Kathryn Hahn will return to her role in Showtime's re-shot 'Happyish' pilot

Showtime has announced that Kathryn Hahn will star alongside Steve Coogan in the comedy pilot for Happyish. 

Hahn will play Lee Payne, the wife to Coogan’s Thom Payne and mother to their six-year old son, Julius. Hahn originally shot the 2013 pilot for Happyish with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Happyish is a comedy that follows Payne’s pursuit of happiness in the midst of dealing with a world he doesn’t quite understand, and playing with the idea of rebranding himself to fit in with a younger demographic or if just settling for a “happyish” life is the best he can hope for. Hahn’s character is described as “honest and direct to a considerable fault.” She loves Thom, and Thom loves her, even though they both hate themselves.

Happyish comes from This American Life’s Shalom Auslander, with the pilot’s director Ken Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie on board to executive produce.

The pilot is set to be filmed in New York next month.

 

Showtime renews 'Homeland' and 'The Affair'

Showtime has renewed both Homeland and The Affair, EW has learned.

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Watch the shattering 'Shameless' season 5 trailer

The Gallaghers are back—and this time, they’ve got guns.

Showtime’s radical drama—no, wait, comedy—rocked the boat last year with its deliriously dark fourth season, which was heavy even by the show’s own standard. This January, Shameless is back for a fifth cycle of family drama that just might bring the crazy to a new level.

The brand new trailer, which officially debuts on Sunday—but is available now exclusively on EW—teases plenty of new twists for season five. What’s to come, exactly? For one thing, there’s the possible return of Jimmy, whom Fiona swears she sees around town. READ FULL STORY

Steve Coogan to take over Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in 'Happyish'

While Showtime has been quiet for a while on any news following its decision to move forward with its show Happyish after the death of its star Philip Seymour Hoffman, the network has finally announced a replacement for the show’s main role.

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