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[01/16/14 - 11:09 AM]
Showtime at TCA: Nevins Tees Up New Season of "Homeland"
Plus: the executive on new series "The Affair," "Happyish"; busted pilot "The Vatican"; and more!

[01/16/14 - 09:45 AM]
Showtime(R) Adds Two New Original Series to Its Lineup with Series Orders for "The Affair" and "Happyish"
Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in the former while Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn And Rhys Ifans topline the latter.

[09/11/13 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 11
Updates include: Julia Goldani Telles joins Showtime's "The Affair"; June Diane Raphael to lead "Dinks" at ABC; and William Moseley cast in E!'s "The Royals."

[08/26/13 - 03:45 PM]
Showtime(R) Casts Film and Television Star Joshua Jackson in "The Affair"
Jackson joins previously announced cast members Dominic West, Ruth Wilson and Maura Tierney.

[08/02/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 2
Updates include: Maura Tierney joins Showtime's "The Affair"; Starz, Miramax to bring "Copland" to the small screen; and Cristela Alonzo to star in a potential comedy for ABC.

[07/30/13 - 01:47 PM]
Golden Globe(R) Nominee Ruth Wilson Joins Showtime(R) Pilot "The Affair"
She will play the role of Alison, "a young married woman, working in a pancake house, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy."

[06/03/13 - 09:01 AM]
Golden Globe(R) Nominee Dominic West to Headline "The Affair" on Showtime(R)
West will play "a good husband, devoted father of four, and New York City high school teacher whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets a woman he thinks is his soul mate."

[02/08/13 - 09:57 AM]
Showtime(R) Flirts with New Drama "The Affair" - Network Orders Pilot By Award-Winning Playwright Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi
The project is "an intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them - with all of the complexities and consequences that result."







AFFAIR, THE (SHOWTIME)
Premieres in TBA 2014 or 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, January 2014) Building on the network's existing slate of acclaimed and award-winning programming, SHOWTIME will add two new original series to its lineup with orders for the one-hour drama THE AFFAIR and half-hour comedy series HAPPYISH. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. THE AFFAIR, a one-hour drama series starring Golden Globe(R) nominees Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy(R) nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award(R) nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe), received a ten-episode series order. HAPPYISH, a comedy starring Academy Award(R) winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), Kathryn Hahn (Revolutionary Road) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) also received a 10-episode order. THE AFFAIR explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The provocative, one-hour drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives - using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband, Cole (Jackson), struggles to keep it all together, with his wife and with the financially-strained ranch that has been in his family for generations. Their emotionally-charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Alison begins an affair with Noah (West), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist who is spending the summer at his in-laws' estate out on the island. Tierney plays Helen, Noah's college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) wrote the original script from a story co-created with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi's show In Treatment. Treem and Levi will both serve as executive producers, along with director Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Dominic West as Noah
· Joshua Jackson as Cole
· Julia Goldani Telles as Whitney
· Maura Tierney as Helen
· Ruth Wilson as Alison
CREW INFORMATION:
· Hagai Levi as CRTR/EP
· Mark Mylod as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Treem as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available