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[04/10/17 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 10
Updates include: Asia Kate Dillon set as regular on Showtime's "Billions"; Mike Flanagan brings "The Haunting of Hill House" to Netflix; and Jeff Melvoin to step down as showrunner of ABC's "Designated Survivor."

[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.

[02/10/17 - 09:15 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers the Season Two Premiere of "Billions" for Early Sampling
Starting today, consumers who do not subscribe to Showtime can watch the season two premiere for free now on YouTube and SHO.com.

[02/03/17 - 01:10 PM]
Showtime 2017 Spring Programming Overview
Highlights include new stand-up specials from Nick Cannon, Natasha Leggero, Steve Byrne, Al Madrigal, Andrew Santino and Erik Griffin.

[12/15/16 - 01:02 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils the Poster Art and Teaser for Season Two of Its Powerful Hit Series "Billions"
The series, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, will premiere its second season on Sunday, February 19.

[11/17/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 17
Updates include: Courtney B. Vance to star in ABC's "Libby & Malcolm"; Holly Hunter first to board Alan Ball's new HBO drama; and Russell Hornsby cast in Netflix's "Seven Seconds."

[11/16/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 16
Updates include: The CW passes on additional episodes for "Frequency," "No Tomorrow"; Damon Wayans, Jr. is "The Henchman" for FOX; and Adam Beach among latest tapped for TNT's "Monsters of God."

[11/16/16 - 12:30 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases First Look at Season Two of Its Hit Drama "Billions"
Currently in production in New York, the series stars Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis.

[11/01/16 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 1
Updates include: Jai Courtney among latest bound for Netflix's "Wet Hot American Summer"; Molly Price cast in FX's "Feud"; and Juliana Harkavy to recur on The CW's "Arrow."

[08/12/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 12
Updates include: Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein team for potential comedy at CBS; Chris Distefano likewise sets up a half-hour at the Eye; and Sean Maguire to play Ian Fleming on NBC's "Timeless."

[08/11/16 - 04:44 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Winter Premiere Dates for "Homeland" and "Billions"
Said series are due back on Sunday, January 15 and Sunday, February 19, respectively.

[04/18/16 - 01:46 PM]
Showtime(R) to Air Weekly Encore Presentation of the Hit Drama Series "Billions" on Mondays at 10 PM ET/PT
The full season is currently available on the SHOWTIME streaming service, on SHOWTIME ANYTIME and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND.

[02/03/16 - 10:35 AM]
Hit Showtime Drama "Billions" to Air New Episode Featuring Metallica on Super Bowl Sunday
The show's ratings have continued to surge by double digits week after week since its premiere - delivering a series high for its most recent episode.

[01/26/16 - 11:57 AM]
Showtime Picks Up New Hit Series "Billions" for a Second Season
Starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, the series airs Sundays at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/19/16 - 01:48 PM]
"Billions" Delivers the Biggest Premiere Numbers Ever for a New Showtime Series Across Platforms
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, January 17.

[01/15/16 - 01:58 PM]
Showtime(R) to Offer Premium Spotify Memberships to Promote Its New Drama Series "Billions"
Showtime Networks will offer select non-premium users the chance to win a 3-month "Billionaire Status" premium membership via the two-day promotion, located on the Spotify homepage.

[01/11/16 - 11:25 AM]
Showtime(R) Will Be Available to Over 70 Million Homes for a Free Preview Weekend Starting on Saturday, January 16
Said preview, which runs through Monday, January 18, coincides with the launch of new drama "Billions" this Sunday.

[12/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
Showtime(R) Samples the Highly-Anticipated Premieres of "Billions" and "Shameless" Early Across Multiple Platforms
Viewers will be able to sample the TV-14 rated versions of both premieres for free on YouTube, Facebook and SHO.com.

[10/15/15 - 11:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Unveils Poster Art for Its New Drama Series "Billions," Starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis Premiering on Sunday, January 17th
The series is currently in production in New York for 12 one-hour episodes.

[09/22/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 22
Updates include: Susan Sarandon departs "Graves" at Epix; Paramount Television developing Jack Ryan TV series; and Mo Collins to star in potential comedy for ABC.

[08/17/15 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 17
Updates include: Aron Eli Coleite's "Home" to rebuild at TNT; Michael Cassidy joins "The Group" at TBS; and Malcolm Barrett books a role on NBC's "Coach" revival.

[08/11/15 - 11:35 AM]
Showtime(R) Announces Winter Premiere Date for "Billions" and "Shameless"
Look for both series on Sunday, January 17 beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/11/15 - 10:23 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Trailer for Its Powerful New Drama Series "Billions," Premiering Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM
Starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, the series is a 21st-century examination of the profit and peril of chasing the American dream.

[07/08/15 - 09:51 AM]
Video: Showtime Unveils First Look Teaser for New Drama "Billions"
The series, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, will premiere in early 2016 on the pay channel.

[03/24/15 - 10:06 AM]
Showtime(R) Invests in "Billions"
Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, the series is a complex and contemporary drama about power politics in the New York world of high finance.

[02/03/15 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 3
Updates include: The CW adds "Cheerleader Death Squad" to its pilot roster; Malin Akerman cast in Showtime's "Billions"; and Tone Bell bound for NBC's "People Are Talking."

[01/21/15 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 21
Updates include: J. Michael Straczynski to spearhead "Red Mars" for Spike TV; "Game of Silence" added to NBC's pilot roster; and Ron White among the latest cast in Showtime's "Roadies."

[01/08/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 8
Updates include: Guillermo del Toro brings "A Killing on Carnival Row" to Amazon; syndicated game show "Celebrity Name Game" gets second season; and Emmanuelle Chriqui joins the cast of TNT's "Murder in the First."

[12/09/14 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 9
Updates include: David Costabile cast in Showtime's "Billions"; Christopher McDonald latest set for TNT's "Cocaine Cowboys"; and ABC developing Ken Follett's "Fall of Giants" as a limited series.

[12/08/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 8
Updates include: Pivot pulls its flagship nightly program "TakePart Live"; Mark Hamill to reprise role of The Trickster on "The Flash"; and Maggie Siff bound for Showtime's "Billions."

[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[03/13/14 - 01:14 PM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up New Drama Project "Billions"
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Brian Koppelman and David Levien are behind the potential series.







BILLIONS (SHOWTIME)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/17/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's third) on 3/8/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, March 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." 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Condola Rashad as Kate
· Damian Lewis as Bobby "Axe" Axelrod
· David Costabile as Mike "Wags" Wagner
· Kerry Condon as Lara Axelrod (Originally Cast)
· Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades
· Malin Akerman as Lara Axelrod
· Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhodes
· Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Ross Sorkin as CRTR/EP
· Brian Koppelman as CRTR/EP
· David Levien as CRTR/EP
· Neil Burger as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available