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'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

'Shameless' and 'House of Lies' season finales earn record ratings

Showtime comedies Shameless and House of Lies had good Sunday nights: The two shows scored their highest finale ratings ever.

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'Homeland' moves production to South Africa for season 4

Homeland is moving its production to Cape Town in South Africa starting this summer.

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'Nurse Jackie' renewed for seventh season

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Don’t worry, patients — it looks like Jackie Peyton won’t be leaving the hospital anytime soon. Showtime announced Monday it has ordered a seventh season of Edie Falco’s dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which will begin shooting in New York later this year. READ FULL STORY

'Shameless' switches Emmy categories: It's a comedy now

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Shameless is changing teams. The Showtime series will compete as a comedy in this year’s Emmy Awards after being submitted as a drama the past three seasons.

Shameless has typically been described as a dramedy and has received three Emmy noms for actors on the show (though not for its star, William H. Macy). The move follows a similar decision made by Netflix, which originally intended to submit the freshman season of Orange is the New Black as a drama series, then last fall decided to submit it as a comedy instead.

Last year the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated ABC’s Modern Family — which won — along with FX’s Louie, HBO’s Girls, CBS’ Big Bang Theory, NBC’s 30 Rock and HBO’s Veep. Of those, 30 Rock is not eligible this year having concluded last season. That potentially opens up at least one slot, though Fox freshman comedy and Golden Globe winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine could also be a contender.

While on the drama side, competition is fierce. The final seasons of AMC’s Breaking Bad (whose final eight episodes from last summer are eligible) and Mad Men (whose upcoming first half of its final season is eligible) are going to be tough to beat, plus there’s HBO’s chronic bridesmaid Game of Thrones, along with Showtime’s Homeland and others to worry about.

Shameless fans, you decide: Is this show a comedy or a drama?

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The new 'Penny Dreadful' teaser trailer is rightfully creepy -- VIDEO

The new teaser trailer for Showtime’s horror series Penny Dreadful may just make your skin crawl.

Someone’s skin is feeing the effects of this twisted tale in the promo. The series, starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, follows classic horror characters wreaking havoc through the streets of Victorian London. The thriller is created by writer John Logan (SkyfallSweeney Todd), who also serves as an executive producer with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris.

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Emmy Rossum on the 'darker, harder' 'Shameless,' and why Fiona will self-destruct

For three seasons, Emmy Rossum has led the wild herd that is the Gallagher family on Showtime’s bold, often jaw-dropping dramedy Shameless. Eldest sister Fiona ended last year with a cushy office job, but Rossum suggests that the character might not be long for the corporate world.

As the show gears up for its fourth season premiere on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, the tight-knit Gallaghers have found themselves at a surprising crossroads. EW chatted with Rossum to find out what’s in store for the most hard-headed of the bunch.
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Showtime's 'Episodes': Stream season 3 premiere now -- VIDEO

Showtime’s Episodes isn’t set to premiere until this Sunday, but the network has just made an edited version of the season 3 premiere available for streaming on YouTube.

The network’s showbiz comedy follows the trials and tribulations of a British husband and wife comedy writing team who come to Hollywood to create an American version of their successful British sitcom. Trouble ensues when the couple becomes pressured by the network to cast Friends alum Matt LeBlanc in the lead role for their series.

Watch the series 3 premiere of Episodes below:
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'Episodes': Will Merc and Carol get back together in season 3? -- VIDEO

Poor Merc. Season 2 of the Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes on Showtime left smarmy network exec Merc Lapidus (John Pankow) high and dry… er, wet actually, after being dumped by his mistress Carol (Kathleen Rose Perkins) and left out in the rain. Not to mention he’s been fired. And his wife left him and is sleeping with Matt LeBlanc. Needless to say, Merc’s seen better days.

“I’m kind of on the outside looking in,” Pankow says in the featurette below of Merc’s place in the show as we head into season 3, which premieres on Showtime on Jan. 12. Merc’s gone from office high life to you’ll-never -work-in-this-town-again territory — even his assistant equates the empty office to a horror movie: “It’s like the movie The Vanishing… Someone vanishes.”

But is there a chance for him and Carol to reunite this season? Get up to date with Merc, Carol,  Matt, and the rest of the gang in the featurette below:

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