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Showtime's 'The Affair' turns dangerous in new teaser

Showtime’s new drama The Affair is becoming more and more intriguing.

The provocative series stars Dominic West as Noah, a New Yorker who begins to have an affair with local waitress Allison (Ruth Wilson) while vacationing for the summer in Long Island. However, both of them are married: Allison to a tough cowboy (Joshua Jackson), and Noah to his college sweetheart (Maura Tierney), whose lives are turned upside down by the affair.

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'Monk' star Tony Shalhoub joins 'Nurse Jackie'

Monk is checking into Nurse Jackie. Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role on the Showtime drama’s upcoming seventh season, the network announced Wednesday.

The Emmy winner will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has great bedside manner, a special touch with Akalitus, and offers Jackie friendship—something she desperately needs after the drama of the season finale.

Nurse Jackie is expected to return in 2015.

Video: Ruth Wilson and Dominic West get steamy in new 'The Affair' trailer

Showtime’s upcoming drama The Affair is about, well, an affair, but not just any affair: In the show’s latest trailer, Ruth Wilson’s Alison and Dominic West’s Noah speak to a detective about a supposed accident, hinting there’s a lot more to the story.

The series starts off with the happily married Noah meeting Alison, also married (to Joshua Jackson’s Cole) but seemingly not as happily, at a restaurant where he’s dining with his family—wife (Maura Tierney) and four children included. Things escalate quickly when Noah sneaks out of his in-laws’ beachfront home to meet Alison and begin their summer fling. READ FULL STORY

Showtime swears Cameron Crowe’s new show isn't 'Almost Famous' (except it totally is)

Showtime has some billionaires, rock stars, and crazy exes for you to meet.

Network president David Nevins announced three new pilot orders for the pay-cable channel during the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday. First, Billions, a drama about an aggressive New York attorney who deals exclusively with obnoxious hedge fund billionaires. The show comes from a script by Andrew Ross Sorkin, with Brian Koppelman and David Levien on board to produce.

My Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, a half-hour comedy with musical elements, stars Rachel Bloom as a successful, driven, and possibly crazy woman who impulsively leaves her life in Manhattan to chase her ex-boyfriend to West Covina, California. Marc Webb will direct and executive produce, with a script by co-creators Aline Brosh McKenna and Bloom.

Finally, there’s the previously announced Roadies, the on-the-road band comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe which Nevins all but confirmed is basically the TV sidekick of Crowe’s 2000 dramedy Almost Famous (which, let’s remember, was pretty fantastic). READ FULL STORY

Video: Strangers undress each other for 'Masters of Sex' ad

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A few months back, a video featuring strangers kissing went viral. Remember that one? Of course you do. It’s called First Kiss and it was directed by Tatia Pilieva.

Now, Pilieva is back with Undress Me. This time, she’s asking 20 strangers to undress each other (in pairs, let’s not get crazy here) as an ad for Masters of Sex, which returns to Showtime Sunday, July 13. READ FULL STORY

Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams are finally ready to roll with 'Roadies' pilot

Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams have long wanted to do a TV series focused on the crew behind a large rock tour, and now they’re getting their chance: Showtime is set to produce an hour-long pilot for their potential half-hour comedy Roadies. The network describes the show as “an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.”

Crowe, who won an Oscar for writing Almost Famous, will pen and direct the pilot, which he’ll exec produce with Abrams, Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe), and My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman, who’ll also serve as showrunner.

Roadies is Cameron Crowe at his most musically passionate, colorful character best,” Abrams says in the announcement. “We had been talking about the series for so long, but when he actually handed me the script, it was funnier and sweeter and wilder than I had ever imagined. Showtime is the perfect home for these characters—and there is no one I’ve been hoping to work with more than the truly brilliant Winnie Holzman.”

Robert Downey Jr. is producing a 1980s rehab drama for Showtime

Robert Downey Jr. is coming to the small screen. Well, in a way.

EW has confirmed that Showtime is developing a drama from Gary Lennon, Robert Downey Jr., and Susan Downey’s Team Downey, along with Sony Pictures TV. The untitled drama, written by Lennon, is set in 1983 and follows a rehab community in Venice Beach, where drugs and alcohol aren’t exactly hard to come by. (Art imitates life!)

Amanda Burrell joins Lennon and the Downeys as an executive producer, with Chris Mammolito on board as a co-executive producer.

Showtime to re-air every season of 'Queer as Folk' and 'The L Word'

Showtime has announced that it will air every episode of every season of the groundbreaking LGBT shows Queer as Folk and The L Word beginning this June in celebration of gay pride month. The network announced the news via Tumblr.

From June 2-30, both series will air back-to-back episodes each weeknight beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Starting July 3, episodes will air every Thursday night through November 13. READ FULL STORY

'Masters of Sex' trailer: 'I'm assuming it's not an accident, meeting in a hotel'

The first look at Masters of Sex season 2 is here!

Showtime’s drama left off with Dr. Masters (Michael Sheen) showing up at Virginia’s (Lizzy Caplan) door and declaring, “There is something I can’t live without: It’s you.” That statement’s consequences are sure to be felt by nearly every character this year. Viewers get a quick look at all the regulars in this 70-second teaser, which first debuted on The Hollywood Reporter.

Besides Masters and Virginia, we see Masters’ wife, Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald), Lillian DePaul (Julianne Nicholson), Barton and Margaret Scully (Beau Bridges and Allison Janney), and even the apparent return of Betty DiMello (Anneleigh Ashford), the prostitute who helped out Masters’ study in the early episodes of the first season. Not yet present: Sarah Silverman, who joins the cast this season.

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Showtime to adapt Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' for TV series

Spike Lee’s first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It, is coming to Showtime in the form of a new series, a rep confirmed to EW.

She’s Gotta Have It premiered in 1986 and had a huge impact on the independent film movement. The movie stars Tracy Camilla Johns as a woman who won’t commit to any of her three boyfriends, instead choosing to enjoy each of their company while still maintaining her independence.

The TV series will be a contemporized take on the film, with Lee set to direct and write.

Watch the premiere of Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' now

What do you get when you cross Once Upon a Time‘s public domain-driven storytelling with the monsters of British Victorian literature? (Besides that one episode of Once set in black-and-white Frankenstein world.)

That’d be Penny Dreadful, a new series premiering May 11 on Showtime — and Monday afternoon on YouTube. The drama — named for the cheap, sensational, serialized tales popular in 19th century Britain — weaves together a set of stories about characters both familiar (Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray) and original. You’ll find unembeddable video of the first episode here.

Penny Dreadful premieres May 11 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

'Penny Dreadful' trailer: We're all monsters -- VIDEO

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Monsters of classic literature — they’re just like us.

In a new trailer for Showtime’s horror series Penny Dreadful, the show’s leads attempt to persuade — or reassure — viewers that their dark tendencies are simply human nature. Or are we all just monsters masquerading as men? The drama, set in Victorian London, does intertwine the origin stories of various classic horror characters, after all.

“No matter what secrets you possess, no matter what fears you hold, no matter what darkness you hide, no wonder how monstrous your dreams, no matter what hungers you feel, there are others just like you,” Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and other series stars take turns saying. Take a look: READ FULL STORY

Kobe Bryant documentary a slam dunk for Showtime

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As Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant prepares for his much-anticipated return to the NBA next season, Showtime is set to air its original documentary Kobe Bryant’s Muse, an in-depth look into the life, inspirations, and challenges facing the athlete.  The feature-length documentary will air in the fall and is directed by Gotham Chopra (Decoding Deepak, ESPN’s upcoming 30 For 30 film, The Little Master). Bryant himself is the executive producer. READ FULL STORY

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