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Topic: Showtime

Showtime's CEO Sets Twin Peaks' Return and Explains How Streaming Changed the Network

18-episode series debuts May 21

Showtime's eagerly anticipated revival of David Lynch's Twin Peaks finally has a premiere date—Sunday, May 21. The 18-episode limited series will debut that evening with a two-hour premiere, Showtime Networks president…

Donald Trump Turned Stephen Colbert’s Showtime Election Comedy Special Into a Wake

The host ended up as a grief counselor by night's end

In August, when Showtime Networks CEO and president David Nevins made the "half announcement" that Stephen Colbert would host a live, comedy special for Showtime on election night, the exec…

Here's What to Expect From Stephen Colbert's and Trevor Noah’s Live Election Night Shows

Their late-night counterparts aren't broadcasting tonight

For the past year and a half, the 2016 presidential election has been shaped by the wry observations and biting commentary of late-night hosts like Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha…

Stephen Colbert Will Host a Live Election-Night Comedy Special for Showtime—Probably

Late Show won’t air that night, so he’ll jump to sister network

Stephen Colbert's resurgence this political season will continue on election night, Nov. 8, as the comedian hosts a live comedy special for Showtime. We think. David Nevins, president and CEO of…

Showtime Will Premiere One Series a Month, Which Might Disappoint Homeland Fans

But it’s renewing the show for 2 seasons

Showtime has gone through some major changes in the past year, including rolling out a direct-to-consumer service last July to reach viewers who did not have a cable subscription. Now…

Why WSJ's Sponsored Content Features the Economics of Sex and Drugs

Gives Starz, Netflix viewers background on their favorite shows

Want to know the cost of a royal wedding feast in 15th century Italy or a sex slave in ancient Rome? To promote The Girlfriend Experience, a new Starz show…

Showtime Experiments With a Binge-Viewing Model for Its New Andrew Dice Clay Comedy

Releases entire season ahead of premiere

In January, Showtime CEO David Nevins predicted 2016 would be "the year of customized viewing." Now, his network is helping show how. On Sunday, April 10, the premium network will release the…

Crime Documentaries Like 'Making a Murderer' Are Picking Up Where Newspapers Left Off

TV's new hits take a page from print

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently bragged in a letter to shareholders about two things: his booming business, which hit 75 million subscribers in 2015, and his very hot content. "In…

Vocativ Explores the Deep Web in Its New Showtime Docuseries Dark Net

First of three TV projects in 2016 for digital player

Imagine that Black Mirror was a documentary. That's the idea behind Showtime's new series, Dark Net, which debuts tonight. The eight-part docuseries is being produced by Vocativ, a media and technology…

Step Aside, Cord Cutters and Cord-Nevers. Showtime Is Targeting 'Cord Cobblers'

CEO says 2016 will be 'the year of customized viewing'

We've heard about cord cutters, cord shavers and cord-nevers. Now, Showtime has a new term to add to the growing vernacular: cord cobblers. That's how Showtime's president and CEO, David Nevins,…

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