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[03/08/17 - 12:35 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders Third Season of Powerhouse Drama "Billions"
The series had its best telecast of the season this past Sunday night, up 13 percent versus the season two premiere telecast.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME(R) ORDERS THIRD SEASON OF POWERHOUSE DRAMA "BILLIONS"

BILLIONS Currently Airs Sundays At 10 PM ET/PT On SHOWTIME

NEW YORK - March 8, 2017 - SHOWTIME has picked up the hit drama series BILLIONS for a third season. BILLIONS delivered the network's biggest sophomore debut since HOMELAND, and had its best telecast of the season this past Sunday night, up 13 percent versus the season two premiere telecast. Starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman, BILLIONS airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

"BILLIONS continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance," said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. "It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season two is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience's appetite for what will come in season three."

To watch and share a tease of this week's episode, including special guest star Mark Cuban, go to: https://youtu.be/jc9TdTMbuMg.

Season two of BILLIONS picked up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It's law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance. Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck's estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe's fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. Season two finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it's a choice between evolution and extinction. Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. Season two guest stars include Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler, Asia Kate Dillon and Eric Bogosian. BILLIONS is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin. For more information about BILLIONS, visit SHO.com, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Billions.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND(R), and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R). Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME(R). SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation(TM) Vue and Amazon Channels. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks(TM), a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel(TM), and offers Smithsonian Earth(TM) through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.





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