It’d take quite a flop for hotshot premium cable dramas not to earn a Season 2 pickup these days, and Showtime’s Billions isn’t exactly hurting for cash. Following a major debut for the network, the high-stakes financial drama has been confirmed for a second season to air in 2017.
The 2016 TV season has officially begun, and Showtime is already getting a jump on the other networks with Shameless and new financial drama Billions. The full premieres for both have been made available on multiple platforms, if you’re into that whole free premium TV thing.
The well seems to have run pretty dry for new TV in 2015, so Showtime will step in to give its 2016 lineup an early jump. Not only will Shameless fans be able to catch the Season 6 premiere as early as New Years Day, and without a Showtime subscription at that, but so too will the network release high-powered finance drama Billions ahead of schedule.
Not to be confused with the upcoming horror film Final Girl (which does not look very good), The Final Girls is a charming and clever ode to camp slasher movies, and the first trailer lays that charm on pretty thick. A metatextual homage to classic horror, The Final Girls follows in the footsteps of Scream (but way funnier) and The Cabin in the Woods (but more heartfelt).
Just before Comic-Con 2015, Showtime’s Damian Lewis-Paul Giamatti financial drama Billions opened up the books for its first trailer, and with the network on the march at TCA, we know have a full premiere with a brand-new trailer. Billions will debut alongside Shameless Season 6 in 2016, but when?
Homeland fans haven’t exactly missed Nicholas Brody over the last few seasons, but Damian Lewis is back and smarmy as ever going up against Paul Giamatti in Showtime’s Billions. The high-stakes Wall Street drama has a first trailer, in which we learn the true purpose of “F— You Money.” Enjoy.
We might not miss him on Homeland, but Damian Lewis is officially staying within the Showtime family. The Emmy-winner will officially join Paul Giamatti, Sons of Anarchy star Maggie Siff and more for Showtime’s new finance drama Billions, given an official series order for 2016.
Casting on 'True Detective' season 2 has been equal parts crapshoot, publicist spin and investigative free-for-all, but where we thought a female lead had been narrowed between 'Mad Men''s Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, the dam has burst wide open to suggest that Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson, Marvel favorite Jaimie Alexander and at least 4 more names are all in the running for our next 'True Detective' mystery.
Among the final broadcast networks to decide the fates of its fall 2013 offerings, ABC has good news for most of its newest sitcoms. The 'Wonder Years'-esque 'The Goldbergs' and Malin Akerman's 'Trophy Wife' have been given full season orders, while Rebel Wilson's critically-panned 'Super Fun Night' has been given additional episodes as well, and James Caan's 'Back in the Game' has struck out altogether.
Actress Malin Akerman is the latest in talks to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in the action flick 'Breacher,' which is great news because this film was starting to look like a sausage party.