Showtime surprised relatively few in getting in on the cord-cutting game with its own independent streaming service, aptly-enough titled “Showtime,” though now the (former) pay-cable network has taken things one step further to create a Hulu bundle.
TV has become increasingly on-demand, to the point even HBO caved on a cord-cutting solution, and now Showtime has followed suit. The premium cable network has announced a July launch for its new online streaming subscription, and one cheaper than HBO’s option at that.
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we do have more where that came from!
Showtime's 'Dexter' may have ended in a lumberjacked hurricane of absurdity, but the 'Masuka' spinoff will live on in spirit. C.S. Lee is the latest confirmed to join the cast of HBO's 'True Detective' season 2, but as whom, you ask?
FOX's forthcoming Batman prequel drama 'Gotham' came to Comic-Con 2014 with a relatively small showing beyond the world premiere of its pilot, but now the fabled city seems to be picking up steam. Famous for catching killers on 'Dexter,' David Zayas has switched sides of the law to become infamous DC mobster villain Sal Maroni when 'Gotham' officially debuts this fall.
The oft-debated end to Showtime's 'Dexter' effectively killed many fans' affection for the franchise, though some still hold out hope that the Bay Harbor Butcher's world would live on in the form of a spinoff. Well, Showtime says it's still possible, so long as series star Michael C. Hall is willing to return to the title role! What the what?!
All year we've heard about the monster ratings garnered by such buzzworthy series as 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Big Bang Theory,' but Nielsen boxes certainly aren't everything. Which of our favorite series rounded out TorrentFreak's annual list of the most-pirated programs of 2013? 'Game of Thrones' remains king, but find out what other shows made surprising advancements this year!
Though only a few months removed from the series finale and intensely divisive final season, 'Dexter' will have us back on the table before long. Netflix has announced that the first four seasons will be available to stream on the site beginning this upcoming Halloween Thursday, with the final four seasons to follow shortly thereafter in 2014.
The shipwreck of 'Dexter''s final season has largely since been washed away by time and the vastly superior end to 'Breaking Bad,' but dedicated fans of the Showtime serial killer drama may still be scratching their heads about the character's finale fate. We may finally have an answer to the controversial closer, as a 'Dexter' producer claims Showtime execs refused to allow the ending series finale "Remember the Monsters" had built toward.
'Dexter''s disappointing final hour "Remember the Monsters" brought the series to an ultimate close this past Sunday, leaving an open-ended resolve that producers claim hadn't been written any other way. And while the final season of the Showtime serial killer hit has brought with it an array of criticism, none prove so biting as former showrunner Clyde Phillips, who himself had a drastically different ending in mind for the Bay Harbor Butcher.