Oh, and the anti-climax jokes that ensue. Showtime’s Masters of Sex once ranked as an early breakout for the network, but lost steam in its latter seasons, even as the most recent run returned some critical praise. Sadly, Masters & Johnson have officially closed up shop, as Showtime confirms Masters of Sex won’t return for Season 5.
It remains to be seen if Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival will answer any of the myriad mysteries left over by the initial run two decades ago, but first things first: we have to remember what those mysteries are. Thankfully, Showtime will help us out in December, streaming the full two seasons to subscribers ahead of the 2017 return.
If ever Homeland had a topical window to explore the peaceful transition of power, January 2017 would be it. After the first trailer, see Season 6 in a new light and a new Homeland, as the series comes home to New York City to fight homegrown terrorism.
We’ve spent most of 2016 watching one or more billionaires battling it out, so what’s a few fictional ones in 2017? At least Showtime will keep it entertaining, with a first look at Billions Season 2, and a few new guest stars this side of Weeds.
Just when you thought there was no way your week could get any more depressing, Showtime’s The Affair wants to say otherwise. Head to prison, enjoy a cadre of disillusioned and broken adults attempting to rebuild their lives, and hang out with Brendan Fraser in the full Season 3 premiere, now online!
Little in America went the way people expected in Election 2016, and anyone watching Stephen Colbert’s live 2016 Showtime special can certainly attest to that. The mood was one of shock, far more than laughter, but leave it to Colbert to still get audiences on their feet with a rousing, sober (barely) assessment of the world going forward.
We’ll have tragically spent the whole of 2016 Homeland-free, but consider Showtime about to make up for it. Ahead of a January 2017 premiere, take a look at the first trailer for Homeland Season 6's big move to New York City, complete with … Quinn, is that you?
The minds behind Showtime’s Penny Dreadful adamantly insisted they’d made the choice to end the series after Season 3, even as viewers going in had no idea they were witnessing the end. Well, it turns out they weren’t! Penny Dreadful will return in 2017 after all, at least in the form of a comic continuation that aptly reflects the series’ namesake.
We’re all going to let the expeletives fly on Election Night 2016, regardless of the outcome, and no one is more excited than Stephen Colbert. After years of keeping it cable and broadcast-appropriate, the Late Show host is exercising all the profanity he can muster in new TV spots for the live Showtime election special.
If there’s a silver lining to the 2016 election, it might be that late-night hosts are at the top of their game. If there’s two, our tolerance for booze has gone way, way up. Thankfully Stephen Colbert will help us combine both, live on November 8, as Showtime released the first uncensored tease for Colbert’s live election night special.