Sure, much of the attention for Sunday TV turned to the latest 'Game of Thrones' wedding disaster and the final season premiere for 'Mad Men,' but soon Showtime will return to steal a bit of spotlight back this summer. Accordingly, the new summer Sunday team of 'Masters of Sex' and 'Ray Donovan' revealed their first bits of season 2 footage in a scandalous new trailer.
Last season's 'Homeland' finale, "The Star," understandably shot things up for a fresh start in season 4, but so far we'd only gotten vague hints as to where we'd pick up with Carrie Mathison (Emmy winner Claire Danes) on assignment. Now, Showtime reveals that production will head to South Africa for season 4, even if Carrie & co. face a different mission in another dangerous part of the world.
Just yesterday we were bemoaning that 'Masters of Sex' season 2 wouldn't arrive on Showtime until likely September, but the premium cable network has surprised us with an early climax (come on, we had to) for its period sexuality drama. 'Masters of Sex' will partner with 'Ray Donovan' season 2 this summer, leaving 'Homeland' season 4 to make some new friends this coming fall.
It's been a good few months since we've heard anything on the subject of 'Homeland' season 4, but considering its shocking end and the subsequent cast demotions, Showtime's sometime-acclaimed counter-terrorism drama has a few holes to fill. Enter season 3 guest star Nazanin Boniadi, who has officially ascended the ranks of series regular in 'Homeland' season 4
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given that Showtime's most quietly-continuing 'Episodes' had already been granted an additional season, but good news all the same: Emmy Rossum-William H. Macy family drama 'Shameless' will officially return for a fifth season in 2015, as the Don Cheadle- and Kristen Bell-starring 'House of Lies' will return for its fourth.
Back in January we got our first real look at Showtime's forthcoming "psychosexual" monster mash 'Penny Dreadful, though nothing quite as revealing as the sizzle reel presented at the TCA tour. Now, as if Valentine's Day hadn't gotten enough blood pumping, we've got the full trailer for Josh Hartnett and '300' star Eva Green's sexy and spectacularly bloody 'Penny Dreadful'!
Showtime's forthcoming monster drama, 'Penny Dreadful,' has been something of a question mark up to know, even with such well known stars as Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, and Sam Mendes producing a mash-up of history's great literary monsters, but wonder no more! Showtime has officially booked a May premiere and revealed our first real heart-stopping look at 'Penny Dreadful.'
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?!
While HBO will be losing a number of major series in the coming year, Showtime's own loss of 'Dexter' and the impending 'Californication' has necessitated some new blood of its own. Enter Philip Seymour Hoffman's new dark dramedy, 'Happyish,' and 'Fringe' star Joshua Jackon's steamy new drama, 'The Affair,' both picked up to series for the near future!