[09/02/11 - 11:50 AM]
Showtime: 2011 Fall Programming Overview
Plus: watch trailers for "Dexter," "Homeland," "Rebirth" and more!

[via press release from Showtime]

2011 Fall Programming Overview



Premiere: Sunday, October 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT

1 Hour, 12 Episodes

HOMELAND is a psychological thriller starring Claire Danes (Carrie) as a CIA officer who believes that a returning war hero (Damian Lewis) has turned and is now plotting the next al-Qaeda attack on American soil. The one-hour drama also stars Mandy Patinkin as a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie's boss and mentor. HOMELAND is developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Gansa and based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. HOMELAND is produced by FOX 21.



Premiere: Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT

1 Hour, 12 Episodes

Season 6 of DEXTER finds our favorite serial killer (series star and executive producer Michael C. Hall) one year later, feeling like his old self - renewed, re-energized and re-focused on putting deserving criminals on his table. But when he encounters a killer who carries out his objectives with religious fervor, Dexter begins to explore something he never thought he had use for - the nature of faith. As a father, Dexter constantly wrestles with what he doesn't want to pass along to his son, namely his Dark Passenger. For the first time, Dexter is forced to consider what he DOES want to pass on. Does spirituality have a place in a serial killer's world?

DEXTER stars Hall in his Golden Globe(R)- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning role as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The series' sixth season also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren V�lez, David Zayas, and James Remar. Colin Hanks, Mos, Edward James Olmos join the cast as special guest stars this season.


Season Finale: Tuesday, September 20 at 11 PM ET/PT

30 Minutes, 10 Episodes

WEB THERAPY stars Emmy(R) Award winner Lisa Kudrow as "Dr. Fiona Wallice," a self-professed psychotherapist who treats patients via webcam in weekly, three-minute sessions - a modality she believes more effective than the traditional 50-minute talk-a-thons heralded by other mental health professionals. However, she spends more time feigning boredom, interrupting and giving meaningless personal data than hearing her patient's issues. Her "patients" including Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Courteney Cox ("Cougar Town"), Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation"), and, veteran star Bob Balaban ("For Your Consideration"), among others, are given a script framework, but ad-lib their performances with riotous results. The series also delves into the doctor's personal life and features Lily Tomlin as her mother and Victor Garber ("Alias") as her husband.



Premiere: Saturday, September 10 at 9 PM ET/PT

THE LOVE WE MAKE chronicles Paul McCartney's poignant and cathartic journey through the streets of New York City in the aftermath of the World Trade Center's destruction. It also traces the planning and performance of the monumental benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, "The Concert for New York City," which took place less than six weeks after the terrorist attacks. Directed by iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Salesman, Grey Gardens) and his award-winning filmmaking partner, Bradley Kaplan (Muhammad and Larry, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!, Sand and Sorrow), THE LOVE WE MAKE was shot in the signature cin�ma v�rit� style that Maysles pioneered and made famous when he filmed the Beatles' first visit to America in the legendary 1964 documentary What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. Shooting once again in 16mm black & white, Maysles' camera intimately captures McCartney's personal journey to help heal the city that welcomed him with open arms in 1964.


Premiere: Sunday, September 11 at 9 PM ET/PT

The result of a decade-long filmmaking sojourn, the inspirational story of REBIRTH follows the transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 - and simultaneously tracks via unprecedented, multi-camera, time-lapse photography the minute-by-minute evolution of the memorial where the Twin Towers once rose over lower Manhattan. What emerges from the mix is a singular cinematic experience, at once emotionally intimate and spiritually exhilarating - one that provides a direct portrait of how trauma, grief, anger and chaos metamorphose into hope, connection, purpose and rebuilding, as in time, the human spirit transcends unthinkable disaster.


Premiere: Friday, September 16 at 8 PM ET/PT

LIVING FOR 32 focuses on the gun control issue brought to the nation's attention after the Virginia Tech campus shooting in April 2007, wherein 32 college students were killed, and 17 were wounded. One survivor, Colin Goddard, recounts his experience: describing what the students did to survive the brutal assault, and pointing out where he was shot four times by Seung-Hui Cho, and what led him to decide to volunteer for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Goddard wears a hidden camera into gun shows across the nation to show how easy it is for anyone to buy a gun, with no identification, no Brady background check, and cash. It's an eye-opening look at the gun control debate.


Premiere: November 2011

THESPIANS tells the heartwarming story of four Florida high-school acting troupes as they embark on an unforgettable journey to the largest high-school theatre competition in the world.



Premiere: Monday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/PT

In his newest comedy special, recorded in Seattle in 2011, comedian Patton Oswalt muses on fatherhood, incontinent monkeys, crackheads and Jesus.


Premiere: Saturday, October 15 at 10 PM ET/PT

Taped in Atlanta, Georgia, Margaret Cho brings her distinct comedic style that blends sexual deviancy and sophisticated mockery to the stage yet again, this time discussing her public fight with Bristol Palin, impersonating her Korean mother, singing her original songs, showcasing the Gay Men's Chorus, discussing feces, and riffing on her wild sexual life, including her desire to be spit-roasted.

  [september 2011]  


[10/27/16 - 11:33 AM]
Freeform Serves Up a Fifth Season of Popular Comedy "Young & Hungry"
The new season will kick off production next week and will premiere in 2017.

[10/27/16 - 11:01 AM]
Pop Orders Second Season of Its Original Scripted Comedy "Nightcap" in Advance of Its Nov. 16 Series Premiere
Pop will premiere with two back-to-back episodes featuring guest stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Andy Cohen in episode one, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Norton and Nate Berkus in episode two.

[10/27/16 - 10:33 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Six New and Returning Series Growing the Network's Robust Slate
The network confirmed new season orders for fan-favorites "Southern Charm" season four as well as "Shahs of Sunset" season six and "Million Dollar Listing New York" season six.

[10/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Mommy Dead and Dearest," The Shocking True Crime Story About the Murder of Dee Dee Blanchard and the Disturbing Life of Her Daughter, Gypsy Rose, to Debut in March 2017, Exclusively on HBO
In the film, provocative documentarian Erin Lee Carr again explores a crime in the age of social media.

[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
Freeform Celebrates 20 Years of Christmas Cheer with the "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Event Starting Thursday, December 1
This year's merriest programming stunt includes the network television premiere of "Holiday Joy" and the Freeform premieres of "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups," "Snow Buddies" and "Just Friends."

[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Bones: The Final Chapter" to Premiere Tuesday, January 3, on FOX
The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.

[10/27/16 - 09:59 AM]
"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge," Television's Most Physically Demanding Competition Series, Returns for a Punishing New Season on Sunday, November 13 at 10PM ET/PT
The bigger-and-badder than ever physical competition series, starring sports and entertainment icon "Stone-Cold" Steve Austin, attracted nearly four million weekly viewers last season.

[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Delivers Big for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 2 is up 36% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[10/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
World Series Game 2 Posts 11.3 Overnight Rating, Drives FOX to Primetime Victory for Second Consecutive Night
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/16 - 08:52 AM]
TV One's "Rickey Smiley for Real" Returns for a Third Season, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 P.M. ET
While Rickey Smiley continues to struggle to maintain his sanity by juggling his hectic business, family and personal schedules, the show will also follow the hilarity and hi-jinx of his family and co-workers.

[10/27/16 - 08:16 AM]
Disney Channel Sees Future in Spin-Off of "That's So Raven"
As the pilot story goes, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

[10/27/16 - 07:38 AM]
James Bay, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Vives with Shakira to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting.

[10/27/16 - 07:00 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Two Live Shows During Election Week on CBS
On Monday, November 7, Stephen Colbert will be joined by Don Cheadle, Katherine Waterston and musical guest Drive-By Truckers.

[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.