Matthew Perry alert! Showtime announced that they’ve picked up the pilot for Mr. Perry’s new series, The End of Steve, from Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan. On the show, which is described ominously as a "dark comedy", Mr. Perry will star as a talk show host in Rochester, New York trying to put Read More
It’s always been a huge bummer to find your favorite TV show episode on YouTube only to have the content police take it down within minutes. But now, in their scramble to increase ad revenues, YouTubehas the daggers out for sites like Hulu, NBC.com and ABC.com by offering full-length episodes of TV shows Read More
Showtime is delving into the depths of the 70′s with its new show Studio. While still in development, producers say the project will look at New York City nightlife through the lens of its oft-heralded dark heart: Studio 54.
"The show is less about the history of Studio 54 than it is about New Read More
Showtime gave the greenlight to their new comedy Nurse Jackie, starring Sopranos First Lady Edie Falco. They’re also giving the First Lady of MILFs, Mary-Louise Parker, two more seasons of Weeds.
Ms. Falco’s series will begin production in New York in the fall. Episodes will air in the spring or early summer 2009, Read More
Prepare to see lots of Weinstein movies on Showtime soon. Starting with its 2009 release schedule, including Nine with Daniel Day-Lewis and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards "spaghetti western," the pay channel has signed an exclusive seven-year theatrical-movie-output deal with the Weinsteins. (By the way, Brad Pitt and Mr. Tarantino are allegedly meeting in Read More
George Clooney’s production company will produce a new half-hour comedy for Showtime called The Fall of Bob. The lead character, Bob (obviously), will narrate his life through flashbacks as he propels himself from a building. Morbid stuff. Variety is reporting that Showtime has been busy courting the big names since greenlighting the Steven Read More
When news broke that Eliot Spitzer had been patronizing a high-class prostitute, one thing everyone seemed to want to know was what, exactly, he’d asked his call girl to do. It was “unsafe,” in the words of “Kristen,” a.k.a. Ashley Alexandra Dupre—but could that have been an excuse she fabricated in hopes of unloading an Read More
The Smithsonian Channel is getting all historical on us (that’s just what they do!) with The True Story. They’ll partner with Showtime to produce the five-hour series. It will look at the real-life roots of popular films and characters, including Indiana Jones, Ian Fleming’s James Bond, Eliot Ness of Untouchables fame and the Amityville house, Read More
With the strike on CBS’s bank of crime and punishment programming is getting low. CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves announced that the network is looking to its sister channel, Showtime, to fill in the gaps. Will Dexter, the mediocre-written, yet highly addictive show about a forensics cop who moonlights as a serial killer make it Read More