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‘Ziwe’ Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime

“Ziwe” has been renewed for Season 2 at Showtime. The second season of the late-night variety sketch series will consist of 12 episodes and be split into two installments. The first season of the series debuted on May 19. “This show has exceeded my wildest imagination thanks to my brilliant cast, crew and iconic guests,” […]
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‘The Good Lord Bird,’ ‘Unorthodox’ Among Second Batch of 2021 Peabody Award Winners

“The Good Lord Bird” and “Unorthodox” are two of the latest Peabody Award winners, announced Tuesday. This year the 81st annual Peabody Awards are being virtually presented over the course of four days. The first batch of eight were announced Monday, June 21, with another seven following suit the following day. Showtime’s limited series adaptation […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Peabody Awards, The Good Lord Bird, Unorthodox, Vice on Showtime

Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening Set to Star in Paramount+ Comedy

Movie and TV streaming service Paramount+ announced its upcoming comedy feature Jerry and Marge Go Large will star Bryan Cranston (The One and Only Ivan) and Annette Bening (Hope Gap), according to Deadline. Jerry and Marge Go Large is based on a true story where a retired Michigan couple finds a loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and wins $27 million. The couple then helps revive their small town. The film is scheduled to start production in July. RELATED: Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Teaser ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Massachusetts, Showtime, Jon Hamm, Streaming, Michigan, Nile, Bill Nighy, Paramount, Bryan Cranston, Cranston, Francis Ford Coppola, Ivan, Jerry, Walter White

Steven Spielberg's Pretty OK With Netflix Now

Steven Spielberg has had an intriguing character arc as of late. He caused a little drama a few years ago for his purported belief that movies made for Netflix that get theatrical award season runs shouldn’t qualify for Oscars. Then he worked with Apple TV and whatever the hell Quibi was. Now, the lauded filmmaker has…Read more...
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Revolt Against The Rich? ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Elite,’ More Deal With Changing Audience Opinions of the Uber-Wealthy

Jordan Cahan and David Caspe, creators of Showtime’s dark period comedy “Black Monday,” were watching the 1987 Charlie Sheen headliner “Wall Street” when they realized that there was no limit they could reach in a fictional playground of deep pockets. “Michael Douglas won a best actor [Oscar] for this movie that was billed as a […]
Tags: Features, Showtime, Oscar, Gossip Girl, Elite, Rich, Black Monday, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, David Caspe, Jordan Cahan, Made for love

Showtime Partners With AnalogFolk on Content Strategy to Promote New Series

American broadcaster Showtime is developing a promotional content strategy with AnalogFolk's New York team to make audiences more aware of new series being aired, with the first work produced promoting comedy Flatbush Misdemeanors. The collaboration will see a new approach brought to promoting new programming from Showtime, with the Flatbush Misdemeanors work aiming to celebrate...
Tags: New York, General, Advertising, Content Marketing, Showtime, Content Strategy, Flatbush Misdemeanors, Showtime Partners With AnalogFolk

Santa Anita: Warren’s Showtime wins Wilshire Stakes

ARCADIA — Craig Lewis has been training on the Southern California circuit for decades and has had some good, consistent horses in his barn. Perhaps none more so than Warren’s Showtime, the in-the-money machine who won the $100,000 Grade III Wilshire Stakes on closing day of Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet Sunday. Warren’s Showtime came charging home from next-to-last in the eight-horse lineup of older fillies and mares under Juan Hernandez, beating pacesetter Leggs Galore by 1 1/4 lengths as t...
Tags: Time, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Warren, Horse racing, Arcadia, Neptune, Southern California, Lewis, Juan, Larry, Hernandez, Brooke, Juan Hernandez

AJ Michalka Joins Showtime’s Ray Donovan Feature-Length Film

(Photo by Rachel Luna/WireImage via Getty Images) AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs, Schooled, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) has joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming Ray Donovan follow-up movie, according to Deadline. Michalka is set to portray the younger version of Abby Donovan (previously played by Paula Malcomson) in the feature-length film. RELATED: J.J. Abrams to Executive Produce Four-Part UFO Docuseries Leading star Liev Schreiber returns in the titular role for the movie, which picks ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Showtime, Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan, Ray, Sullivan, Mickey, Donovan, Jon Bernthal, Movie News, Lou Fusaro, Kerris Dorsey, Mickey Jon Voight, AJ Michalka, Paula Malcomson

The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Disney+ and Hulu in July 2021

Summer is coming on fast! We’re nearly halfway through June, and July is just around the corner. It will bring with it humidity, fireworks, BBQs, and new movies and TV shows on Disney+ and Hulu. So crack open a beer, fire up the grill, and check out the Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Disney+ and Hulu in July 2021 below. Black Widow Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow finally has her own solo adventure. The film is a prequel – it kind of has to be – and also the start of Phase Four of the...
Tags: England, Movies, Congress, Australia, Dwayne Johnson, Stephen King, Disney, America, Mtv, Paris, Shanghai, Showtime, Sydney, Miami, Black Widow, Michigan

Showtime Chief David Nevins Poised for Expanded Role at Paramount Plus (EXCLUSIVE)

Top ViacomCBS executive David Nevins is in talks for an expanded role that would include oversight of content for Paramount Plus, sources tell Variety. The longtime Showtime CEO and chairman, who also serves as chief creative officer of CBS, would maintain his portfolio that at present includes Showtime Networks and BET Networks, individuals with knowledge […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Showtime Networks, Cbs, BET Networks, David Nevins, Paramount Plus

Middleweight champ Jermall Charlo seeks big fights and big money

Jermall Charlo knows Juan Montiel doesn’t belong in the ring with him, but he’s done being frustrated about not facing worthy opponents. Charlo is way past the point of passing the eye test. His skills say he’s one of the best pound-for-pound boxers, but his résumé doesn’t back that up. Charlo, a 13-year professional fighter, hasn’t been truly tested, and likely won’t be Saturday when he defends his WBC middleweight title against Montiel for a Showtime-televised main event from Charlo’s hometown...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Ufc, Espn, Las Vegas, Mike Tyson, Houston, MMA, WBC, Deontay Wilder, Alvarez

Daily Podcast: Black Widow Early Reactions, UFOs, John Wick 4, and More

On the June 17 , 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Black Widow early buzz, Pixar ’s plan to go back to theatrical releases, John Wick 4 , V/H/S/94 , and a UFO docu-series from J.J. Abrams . Opening Banter :  In The News :  HT: ‘Black Widow’ Early Buzz: Marvel Delivers on Action, Florence Pugh Hailed as MVP Chris: Pixar Plans...
Tags: Movies, Showtime, Pixar, Chris, J J Abrams, Ben Pearson, John Wick, Florence Pugh, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Hiroyuki Sanada Chris

J.J. Abrams Is Producing a New UFO Documentary For Showtime

J.J. Abrams has already made multiple movies about searching for people in the stars, so if there’s anyone in Hollywood who you can trust to find UFOs, it’s probably him. The director of two Star Trek and two Star Wars movies is set to produce a new documentary called UFO which will premiere on Showtime August 8.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Science, Films, Star Trek, Jj Abrams, Showtime, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Ufo, J J Abrams, Human Interest, Mark Monroe, Bad Robot Productions, Ufology, Unidentified Flying Objects, Paul Crowder

How the influencer-marketing agency Mediakix unraveled

When directed to the Mediakix Instagram account, a "user not found" error pops up. Screenshot/Instagram Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:How the influencer-marketing agency Mediakix unraveledInfluencer boxing has been lucrative for creators, but messy for organizersHow much a TikTok creator with 1.6 million ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, New York City, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Seo, New York Times, Preston, Showtime, Sydney, Nba, Miami, WME, Stamps

J.J. Abrams to Executive Produce Four-Part UFO Docuseries

UFOs have been popping up throughout the news all year, and it looks as if J.J. Abrams is ready to get involved as well.   MORE: Star Wars: Visions Sneak Peek to Debut at Anime Expo Lite According to a recent report from Deadline, Abrams is executive producing a new, four-part documentary series on humanity’s fascination with unidentified flying objects for Showtime. The series, known as UFO, will premiere later this year on August 8, 2021, and will drop all four episodes at midnight.   The s...
Tags: TV, Movies, Navy, New York Times, Showtime, TV News, Pentagon, Ufo, J J Abrams, Abram, Abrams, Mark Monroe, Paul McGuire, Kevin Lincoln, Paul Crowder, Rachel Rusch Rich

J.J. Abrams and Showtime Will Solve This UFO Thing Once and for All With a New Docu-Series

UFO sightings have been with us for several decades, but in the last few years, talk of UFOs has increased, bolstered by the fact that people in power have been talking more openly about the phenomenon. In fact, this morning CNN reported that Members of the House Intelligence Committee received a classified briefing on UFOs. And now J.J. Abrams wants in on this action. His Bad Robot productions is teaming with Showtime for a four-part docu-series that delves into the wild world of Unidentified ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Earth, Cnn, New York Times, Showtime, Pentagon, House Intelligence Committee, Ben Stephenson, Ufo, J J Abrams, Glen Zipper, Kevin Lincoln, Sean Stuart, Rachel Rusch Rich

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot to Explore the ‘UFO’ Mystery in a New Docuseries for Showtime

J.J. Abrams is ready to get to the bottom of unidentified flying objects, and Showtime is giving him the platform to do just that. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Glen Zipper are behind “UFO,” a four-part docu-series that will look at the phenomenon of mysterious objects in the sky and “what clandestine influence the American government, […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Ufo, J J Abrams, Bad Robot, Glen Zipper, Documentaries to Watch, Abrams Bad Robot

Fighting Subscription Fatigue? 5 Strategies to Help You Reduce the Churn

As the pandemic had locked us inside our homes for the majority of 2020, the number of subscriptions to online video services worldwide passed 1 billion for the first time. Video streaming subscriptions are on the rise, but so is customer churn. And one of the reasons is an abundance of options as more and more OTT players join the SVOD fray. In the US alone, there are now over 300 video services, all competing for time — and a wallet share — of a customer. But more doesn’t always mean better. O...
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Jon Bernthal-Led American Gigolo Reboot Gets Series Order at Showtime

(Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic) Showtime has announced that they have officially given a series order to David Hollander’s upcoming reboot of American Gigolo, based on Paul Schrader’s 1980 neo-noir film of the same name which was led by Richard Gere (Chicago) as a high-priced male escort. The reboot will now be led by The Walking Dead and The Punisher alum Jon Bernthal as he takes on the leading role of Julian Kaye. It will also serve as a continuation of the original film’s ending where i...
Tags: TV, Movies, Los Angeles, Showtime, Showtime Networks, TV News, Michelle, Jon, Johnny, Julian, Isabelle, Jon Bernthal, Wayne Brady, Paul Schrader, Lauren Hutton, ComingSoon

‘American Gigolo’ Series Starring Jon Bernthal Ordered at Showtime

The “American Gigolo” series adaptation starring Jon Bernthal has been ordered to series at Showtime, Variety has learned. The project was ordered to pilot at Showtime in March 2020 after having been in development at the premium cabler since 2016. Bernthal will play Julian Kaye, the character played by Richard Gere in the film. Julian is […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Richard Gere, Julian, Jon Bernthal, Bernthal, Showtime Variety, American Gigolo, Julian Kaye

‘American Gigolo’ TV Series Will Star Jon Bernthal and Re-Imagine the Original Film

Breaking news: Jon Bernthal is a gigolo. An American Gigolo, that is. Bernthal, a very good actor who should really be a bigger star by now, is set to star in a Showtime series based on the 1980 Richard Gere movie American Gigolo. Bernthal will play a guy recently released from prison who hopes to get his life back on track. And, if we’re to take the title literally, he’ll become a gigolo at some point. Since everything old is new again, Schrader’s film is now becoming a TV series. Believe i...
Tags: Television, Movies, Los Angeles, Roger Ebert, Showtime, Bruckheimer, Richard Gere, Michelle, Jerry Bruckheimer, Julian, Rosie O Donnell, Jon Bernthal, Wayne Brady, Paul Schrader, Film to TV, Jonathan Littman

Week of June 15 New Releases | 4K, Blu-ray, Digital and DVD

Welcome to’s week of June 15 new releases column! We’ve highlighted this week’s Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD releases below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon or other retailers!  Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Anything for Jackson After a tragic car accident that took their grandson’s life, Audrey and Henry are unable to go on without him. Following the guidance of their ancient spell book, the elderly couple decide to abduct a young pregnant woman with the inte...
Tags: Amazon, TV, New York, Movies, Digital, Paris, Clint Eastwood, Ethan Hawke, Showtime, TV News, Jesus, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Bryan Cranston, Bell, Tonga

New Dr. Death Trailer Sets Peacock Premiere Date

Peacock has released a brand new Dr. Death trailer for their upcoming true crime drama series, confirming that it is scheduled to make its debut on July 15. The video features Alec Baldwin’s Robert and Christian Slater’s Randall as they conduct a secret investigation regarding the suspicious patient deaths of Joshua Jackson’s Christopher Duntsch. They wonder how someone like him could get away with such heinous malpractices. RELATED: City on a Hill: Showtime Renews Crime Drama Series for Season...
Tags: Death, Video, TV, Movies, Drama, Showtime, TV News, Streaming, Dallas, Alec Baldwin, Randall, Robert, Christian Slater, Peacock, Joshua Jackson, Steve Tisch

Tuesday’s Show Info (6/15/21)

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Why Ethan Hawke and Little Marvin Refused to ‘Play it Safe’ With Their Limited Series

For their first outings as television creators, Ethan Hawke and Little Marvin held nothing back. Hawke acquired the rights to James McBride’s novel “The Good Lord Bird” for the Showtime adaptation. He also wrote scripts, executive produced and starred as abolitionist John Brown, approaching history with a witty bent. Meanwhile, Little Marvin blended classic horror […]
Tags: Features, Marvin, Ethan Hawke, Showtime, Emmys, Hawke, James McBride, John Brown, The Good Lord Bird, Little Marvin

Kevin Bacon Joins Toxic Avenger Film Cast As Main Villian

Actor Kevin Bacon has joined Legendary’s reboot of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 film, The Toxic Avenger as the film’s antagonist.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Showtime, Kevin Bacon, Jacob Tremblay, Jacques, Sebastian Shaw, Peter Dinklage, Human Interest, Macon Blair, Ferd, Swamp Thing, Hollow, Taylour Paige, Melvin Ferd, Troma Entertainment

Kevin Bacon Joins Toxic Avenger as the Main Villian

Actor Kevin Bacon has joined Legendary’s reboot of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 film, The Toxic Avenger as the film’s antagonist.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Showtime, Kevin Bacon, Jacob Tremblay, Jacques, Sebastian Shaw, Peter Dinklage, Human Interest, Macon Blair, Ferd, Swamp Thing, Hollow, Taylour Paige, Melvin Ferd, Troma Entertainment

Cypress Hill will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its debut at The Shrine Auditorium

Cypress Hill just announced it would celebrate the 30th anniversary of its self-titled debut with a co-headlining tour with Atmosphere and special guests Z-Trip. The jaunt kicks off on Aug. 6 and and stops in the West Parking Lot at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 13 and Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego on Saturday, Aug. 14. Tickets are $54.50-$60 and are now on sale at VIP packages including meet and greet options are available for $155-$255 also at...
Tags: Music, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Showtime, New Zealand, San Diego, Cypress Hill, Concerts, Hollywood Park, Devo, Norco, South Gate

Showtime’s Billions Season 5 Returning This September

Showtime’s Billions is officially ready to return for the second half of its fifth season.   In an announcement made on social media Thursday, the network revealed that the second half of the fifth season of the extremely popular series will be releasing on September 5, 2021. After premiering in May 2020, the first seven episodes of Billions released, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the remaining five episodes to be delayed. — Billions on...
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‘Desus & Mero’ Returns to Studio With Guest Lil Nas X

“Desus & Mero” will make its post-lockdown studio comeback on Sunday, June 20, featuring special guest Lil Nas X. The late-night Showtime series, hosted by Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, has been filmed remotely from their own homes since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the duo is finally returning (live […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Mero, Desus & Mero, Lil Nas X, Guest Lil Nas X. Desus Mero