[08/03/16 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 3
Updates include: PSN cancels "Powers" after two seasons; Jeremy Davies scores arc on FOX's "Sleepy Hollow"; and Maribeth Monroe cast in "World's End" at TBS.

[04/11/16 - 01:38 PM]
"Episodes" Starts Production on Fifth and Final Season
Jeffrey Klarik will direct all seven episodes, which will film in London and premiere on the network in 2017.

[02/08/16 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 8
Updates include: CBS cancels Jane Lynch-led "Angel from Hell"; Riley Smith to topline The CW's "Frequency"; and Matt LeBlanc to star in "I'm Not Your Friend" at CBS.

[08/27/15 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 27
Updates include: Amazon eyes small screen take on "Galaxy Quest"; Michelle Pfeiffer cast in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies"; and Shaquille O'Neal to drop by ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat."

[07/16/15 - 11:18 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored with Most Lead Actor/Actress Series Emmy(R) Nominations of Any Network or Streaming Service
"Nurse Jackie's" Edie Falco received her sixth nomination for the series' final season.

[06/10/15 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders More "Episodes"
"We are so pleased to continue working with David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, two of the sharpest creative minds in comedy, along with the incredibly talented cast, led by Matt LeBlanc," said David Nevins.

[01/09/15 - 09:10 AM]
Showtime(R) Samples the Premieres of Its Three Winter Comedy Series "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" Early Across Multiple Platforms
Viewers can now sample the TV-14 rated versions of the three winter series premieres for free on YouTube, as well as other providers.

[01/08/15 - 09:46 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off the New Year with Some "Friends"
Highlights include Matthew Perry guest starring on two episodes of "Web Therapy" beginning Wednesday, January 14.

[01/06/15 - 12:28 PM]
Showtime(R) Free Preview Weekend Available to Over 70 Million Homes Starting Friday, January 9
Said offering is timed with Sunday's return of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes."

[12/02/14 - 11:45 AM]
"Now That's Funny! On Set with TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special," To Be Broadcast Friday, Dec. 26 on the CBS Television Network
The special will share moments from the sets of "The Big Bang Theory," "Mom," "Modern Family," "Parks and Rec," "The Mindy Project," "Episodes," "Key and Peele" and "New Girl."

[11/13/14 - 12:52 PM]
Showtime(R) Debuts Season Five Poster Art for Its Hit Comedy Series "Shameless"
William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum return for a new season beginning Sunday, January 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/27/14 - 02:09 PM]
Showtime 2014/2015 Winter Programming Overview
As previously announced, "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" will kick off 2015 with new seasons.

[10/01/14 - 09:47 AM]
New Seasons of Hit Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" to Return Sunday, January 11th
Emmy-nominees William H. Macy, Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc are back with their respective series.

[08/18/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 18
Updates include: Sharlto Copley tapped as male lead on PSN's "Powers"; FOX formally passes on "Cabot College"; and Niels Arden Oplev to helm USA's "Mr. Robot."

[07/23/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 23
Updates include: FOX pulls the plug on its "Jump of the Century" special; Aimee Garcia, Mircea Monroe cast in TV Land's "Impastor; and Charley Koontz boards "CSI: Cyber" at CBS.

[07/10/14 - 10:27 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored with 24 Emmy(R) Nominations
The pay channel received the most lead actor and actress series nominations of any broadcast or cable network this year with six nominations.

[03/06/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 6
Updates include: Bebe Neuwirth among the latest cast in CBS's "Madam Secretary"; Spencer Grammer bound for ABC's "Saint Francis"; and Isaiah Washington to return for Sandra Oh's "Grey's Anatomy" farewell.

[02/18/14 - 11:05 AM]
Showtime Anytime(R) Now Available on Roku(R) Players
Subscribers can begin to stream the network's critically-acclaimed hit series, along with box office hits, comedy specials, documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming on their Roku player.

[02/18/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders New Seasons of Hit Series "Shameless" and "House of Lies"
As previously announced, "Episodes" was also renewed for a fourth season.

[01/07/14 - 08:45 AM]
Showtime(R) Samples the Season Premieres of Its January Shows One Week Early - Available on Multiple Platforms Now
The season premieres of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" are all now available.

[01/03/14 - 07:43 AM]
Showtime(R) to Marathon Full Seasons of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" Ahead of New Season Premieres on Sunday, January 12
Plus: look for the broadcast premieres of "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2."

[12/11/13 - 09:33 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Fourth Season of "Episodes"
The new season of the Showtime and BBC co-production will include nine episodes and will go back into production in 2014.

[11/08/13 - 02:26 PM]
Showtime 2013/2014 Winter Programming Overview
Highlights include the previously announced return of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" on Sunday, January 12.

[07/30/13 - 01:41 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces January 2014 Premiere Schedule
"Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" to all return Sunday, January 12 on the pay channel.

[07/18/13 - 09:48 AM]
Showtime(R) Makes History Honored with 32 Emmy(R) Nominations
The network is represented in all four lead actor and actress series categories with five actors nominated.

[06/20/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 20
Updates include: Ray Romano books return to NBC's "Parenthood"; Jesse Lee Soffer officially on board "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD"; and Zach Grenier named series regular on CBS's "The Good Wife."

[06/03/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 3
Updates include: Starz's "Outlander" to get series order; USA formally passes on ABC's "Happy Endings"; and Dan Harmon confirms his return to NBC's "Community."

[01/12/13 - 02:57 PM]
Showtime at TCA: "Episodes" Won't Be Back Until Early 2014
Plus: Matt Damon to guest on "House of Lies"; "Web Therapy" to return this summer; and David Nevins on the future of "Dexter."

[12/20/12 - 07:49 AM]
Showtime Offers Free Preview Weekend January 11-13, Available to Over 80 Million Homes
Said offering is timed with the season premieres of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication" that Sunday.

[12/19/12 - 11:38 AM]
Showtime Anytime(R) Now Available with DirecTV
The service is also available now nationwide to AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum TV and Verizon FiOS customers.

[12/13/12 - 11:13 AM]
CBS Corporation Divisions Garner 14 Golden Globe Award Nominations
"The Big Bang Theory," "The Good Wife," "Homeland," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" all received nods.

[12/13/12 - 07:46 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored with Seven Golden Globe(R) Nominations, Tied for the Most Series Nominations This Year
"Episodes" and "House of Lies" were both recognized alongside top honoree "Homeland."

[12/13/12 - 05:29 AM]
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
"Homeland" tops all series nominations with four, "Game Change" leads TV movies with five nods.

[09/13/12 - 09:40 AM]
Showtime(R) Renews "Episodes" for Third Season
Production will begin in both Los Angeles and London next year on nine new episodes.

[06/25/12 - 09:14 AM]
Premiere Episode of the Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Weeds" Available Online Now Exclusively on Facebook
Also available: the second season premieres of fellow comedy "Episodes."

[06/08/12 - 03:33 PM]
Showtime 2012 Summer Programming Overview
Highlights include new seasons of "Weeds," "Episodes" and "Web Therapy" plus various stand-up specials and documentaries.

[03/14/12 - 10:25 AM]
Season 8 of "Weeds" and Season 2 of "Episodes" to Debut Sunday, July 1st on Showtime
13 episodes of the former and nine of the latter are on tap this summer.

[01/10/12 - 07:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Announces the Network's Authentication Service "Showtime Anytime(R)" Is Now Available on the iPad(R)
The app gives subscribers the flexibility to watch more than 400 hours of the network's programming whenever and wherever they'd like to watch it.

[12/20/11 - 07:52 AM]
"We'll Take Manhattan" - Ovation's First Original Movie Premieres on February 11, 2012
Aneurin Barnard and Karen Gillan topline the film, written and directed by John McKay.

[12/15/11 - 09:57 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored With Eight Golden Globe(R) Nominations
Drama "Homeland" and comedy "Episodes" are up for Best TV Series in their respective genres.

[12/15/11 - 05:43 AM]
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
HBO receives 18 nods, including four for "Mildred Pierce" and three each for "Boardwalk Empire," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."

[12/07/11 - 10:08 AM]
2012 Writers Guild Awards Television, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced
The winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

[10/03/11 - 01:06 PM]
"Homeland" Posts Best Ratings for a New Showtime(R) Drama Series in Eight Years
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, October 2.

[09/12/11 - 01:21 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces a Dynamic New Leadership Team to Head Its Newly Named Production Company -- Universal Television
Tracey Pakosta and Russell Rothberg will spearhead the studio's comedy and drama departments, respectively.

[04/07/11 - 11:04 AM]
Q1 2011 Cable Ratings Recap: "The Game," "Tosh.0" & "Spartacus" See Largest Growth Among Scripted Series
"Hot in Cleveland," "Californication," "Big Love" conversely saw the biggest declines.

[04/05/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 5
Updates include: "The Chicago Code's" Shawn Ryan sets up shop at Sony; Brenda Strong reports to TNT's "Dallas"; and NBC confirms its remaining pilot directors.

[02/28/11 - 11:27 AM]
New Hit Showtime(R) Series "Shameless" and "Episodes" Get Second Season Pick-Ups
Both series will return in 2012 with sophomore seasons.

[01/26/11 - 02:17 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Showtime
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[01/26/11 - 01:52 PM]
Showtime to Run "Episodes" Marathon
The first three installments of the series will rebroadcast Friday, January 28 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/07/11 - 11:29 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Episodes" (Showtime)

[12/16/10 - 09:06 AM]
Showtime Free Preview Weekend Available to Over 60 Million Homes Starting Friday, January 7
Said stunt is timed with the January 9 premieres of "Californication," "Episodes" and "Shameless."

[09/22/10 - 01:16 PM]
Biggest Sunday Ever on Showtime! Shameless, Episodes & Californication to Premiere January 9th
"Californication" and "Episodes" were originally set to bow that Monday.

[07/12/10 - 10:40 AM]
Showtime Announces January Premiere Schedule - Shameless, Episodes & Californication Kick Off 2011
"Californation" and "Episodes" are set for Monday nights with "Shameless" due on Sundays.

[05/12/10 - 05:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 12
Updates include: FOX's "Wilde Kingdom," ABC's "No Ordinary Family" latest to series orders; Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini to star in HBO's "Cinema Verite"; and FX greenlights its "Wilfred" pilot.

[04/29/10 - 10:06 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 29
Updates include: ABC gives series order to "The Six"; E!, OWN to tackle eating disorders; and TLC renews "LA Ink."

[03/31/10 - 12:02 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 31
Updates include: Ryan Hansen to star in NBC's "Friends With Benefits"; Orlando Jones joins "Tax Man" at FOX; and Mircea Monroe reports for Showtime's "Episodes."

[03/22/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Monday, March 22
Updates include: "The Forgotten's" Christian Slater books FOX pilot; Thomas Haden Church joins Showtime's "Episodes"; and Tate Donovan is added to ABC's "No Ordinary Family."

[03/03/10 - 12:08 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 3
Updates include: Michael Imperioli reports to ABC's "187 Detroit"; Jason Isaacs is "Pleading Guilty" for FOX; and HBO moves forward with its "Game of Thrones."

[09/30/09 - 06:33 AM]
Matt Leblanc Makes Friends of Showtime & BBC in Sitcom Satire
The single-camera comedy revolves around "a British couple whose hit UK show is turned into a dumbed-down American sit-com starring LeBlanc (as himself)."

Returns in TBA 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
1/9/11 - ???
returning in 2016/2017 (date TBA)
not on the schedule
5 (7 episodes)
the show's current season will be its last
(from Showtime's press release, April 2016) After four critically-acclaimed seasons, the hit SHOWTIME comedy series EPISODES begins production next week on its fifth and final season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. The series, starring Matt LeBlanc in his four-time Emmy(R) nominated and Golden Globe-winning role playing a fictionalized version of himself, is created by award-winning writing partners David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. Klarik will direct all seven episodes, which will film in London and premiere on the network in 2017. "EPISODES' scathing portrait of network executives has kept me on my best behavior these last several years, for which I am grudgingly grateful to Jeffrey and David," said Levine. "I love this show and can't wait to see what comic heights Matt and company will scale during the fifth and final season of our inspired series." "We have had the best time making this show," said Crane and Klarik. "SHOWTIME has been the opposite of every network we write about. If it were up to them we could go on making EPISODES forever. But we've told the story we set out to tell and we'd never want to outstay our welcome."
· John Pankow as Merc Lapidus
· Kathleen Rose Perkins as Carol Rance
· Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc
· Mircea Monroe as Morning Randolph
· Stephen Mangan as Sean Lincoln
· Tamsin Greig as Beverly Lincoln
· Claire Forlani as Beverly (Originally Cast)
· Thomas Haden Church as Merc Lapidus (Originally Cast)
· David Crane as CRTR/EP
· Jeffrey Klarik as CRTR/EP
· Jimmy Mulville as EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· Hat Trick Productions