“Hopefully we won’t go down as the last season in the Golden Age of Television,” laughed Lizzy Caplan at the Thursday night screening of her new Showtime drama, Masters of Sex. Along with her co-star, Michael Sheen, the actress stood in the foyer of the Morgan Library & Museum greeting Cinema Society guests who came to the premiere.
Eliot Glazer, half of the genius sibling duo behind “Shit New Yorkers Say” reminds us that there is life after Breaking Bad. Specifically, Homeland starts up on Sunday night, and Showtime’s arresting security drama about a bipolar agent–and the secret terrorist she loves–is rife for musical parody.
These questions regard last night’s episode of Showtime’s Homeland. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from SUNDAY’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. The only personal item in Quinn’s bare-bones apartment is a copy of Great Expectations in which he keeps a picture of his newborn son, John Jr. There is a character named John in Great Expectations: Mr. Wemmick, the man with “a post-office of a mouth” who serves as the go-between for Pip and his lawyer, Jaggers. How may Quinn be comparing himself (John Sr.) to Wemmick here? What other similarities might he see between his current situation and the plot of the Dickens novel?
No surprise here: Showtime has renewed its Emmy juggernaut Homeland for a third season of twelve episodes. Last night’s episode was the series’s highest-rated ever, with 1.75 million viewers.
One was a big Emmy winner; the other one less so. But the cable dramas toplined by Claire Danes and Caroline Manzo both had fantastic Sundays. Homeland, the somewhat surprising Emmy champ for Best Drama, scored its best night ever with 1.7 million viewers, as part of pay-cable network Showtime’s best Sunday night ever. Read More
Kristen Bell, the voice of Gossip Girl, is coming back to a medium she never really left. She’s set to star in the pilot House of Lies, based on a tell-all about management consultants. Showtime’s new entertainment president, David Nevins, has voiced a strong commitment to shaking up the cable network that has become known Read More
Summer Television Guide
With the exception of perhaps news about Eliot Spitzer, it’s been a quiet summer thus far with regards to television — and, no, that Jake and Vienna broke up after finding “true love” on The Bachelor doesn’t count. So greet this bit of casting news with as much excitement as you can muster: Read More
Did you think that with the regular TV season drawing to a close, your DVR-and your eyeballs-would get a well-deserved rest? Think again. In their increasingly successful attempt to turn television watching into a year-round endeavor, the networks have conspired to pack the ostensible off-season with more programming than you can shake a pair of Read More
At an intimate screening of Nurse Jackie, Showtime’s new dramedy starring Edie Falco as an experienced nurse with a speed-snorting habit, on Thursday, March 26, the publicist Peggy Siegal thought it would be fun if everyone brought their favorite doctors along for the one-hour preview and the dinner following.
“I don’t know, I just thought Read More
Apparently nonplussed by the failure of Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Seth Rogen is heading back to the billion-dollar industry that no one likes to talk about… for Showtime. Mr. Rogen, along with his partner-in-comedy arms Evan Goldberg, is developing an untitled series for the cable network about three floundering twentysomethings who Read More