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[09/11/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 11
Updates include: Vincent D'Onofrio cast in Epix's "Godfather of Harlem"; Melanie Griffith among latest bound for Showtime's "SMILF"; and Shane West to recur on final season of FOX's "Gotham."

[07/24/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 24
Updates include: Ally Sheedy, Matthew Morrison to visit Showtime's "SMILF"; Rob Morgan to recur on "This Is Us"; and comedian Tim Dillon to star in pilot for Comedy Central.

[07/11/18 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 11
Updates include: Madison Lawlor, Mia Serafino to lead "Juicy Stories" at E!; Frankie Shaw, Gary Lennon latest to sign overall deals; and Meredith Vieira to host syndicated game show "25 Words or Less."

[03/07/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 7
Updates include: Ginnifer Goodwin to star in ABC's "Steps"; Kether Donohue lands female lead in NBC's "Like Family"; and Brooke Elliott to topline Bobby Bowman's comedy pilot for the Alphabet.

[01/12/18 - 12:00 PM]
Showtime(R) Offers a Full Season Marathon of the Golden Globe(R) Nominated Series "SMILF"
The series is also available now on the Showtime streaming service, on Showtime Anytime and Showtime on Demand.

[12/28/17 - 11:03 AM]
Showtime Releases Sunday's "Shameless" and "SMILF" Early
Both installments will be available tomorrow ahead of their on-air debut this Sunday, December 31

[11/29/17 - 11:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up "SMILF" for Second Season
The season one finale will air on New Year's Eve, December 31 at 10:00/9:00c, with a special preview available online and On Demand on Friday, December 29.

[10/23/17 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Samples Series Premiere of New Comedy "SMILF"
The pay channel is releasing the pilot early, ahead of its on-air debut Sunday, November 5.

[10/12/17 - 12:00 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Trailer and Official Poster for "SMILF" Premiering November 5 at 10 PM ET/PT
The upcoming comedy series is created, starring and executive produced by Frankie Shaw and based on her Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name.

[09/29/17 - 11:18 AM]
Showtime(R) Releases Poster Art for "Shameless" and New Comedy "SMILF" Premiering Back-to-Back on Sunday, November 5 Starting at 9 PM ET/PT
Additionally, the network has released a new teaser highlighting the strong female leads in both series.

[09/11/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 11
Updates include: Amazon shutters "The Last Tycoon"; Garret Dillahunt to recur on FOX's "The Gifted"; and Jill Gordon to oversee season five of Amazon's "Transparent."

[08/31/17 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 31
Updates include: CBS Television Studios confirms initial episode orders; HBO formally renews "True Detective"; and Jill Blotevogel brings "Black Rose Anthology" to The CW.

[08/15/17 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 15
Updates include: Scott Glenn cast in Hulu's "Castle Rock"; Adam Goldberg signs onto NBC's "Taken"; Kirk Acevedo to recur on The CW's "Arrow."

[08/14/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 14
Updates include: Nia Vardalos is "Suburbs Famous" for Bravo; Jill Hennessy among latest bound for Paramount's "Yellowstone"; and Shay Mitchell tapped for Lifetime's "You."

[08/14/17 - 08:21 AM]
Emmy(R) Nominee Connie Britton to Guest Star on Showtime(R) Comedy Series "SMILF"
Britton will play Ally, Bridgette's (Frankie Shaw) unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in constant pursuit of self-betterment.

[08/07/17 - 06:30 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Fall Comedy Slate, Sets Premiere Dates for New Season of "Shameless" and New Series "White Famous" and "SMILF"
The Jay Pharoah-led "White Famous" will kick things off on Sunday, October 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/18/17 - 11:56 AM]
ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios Ramp Up Production for the 2017-18 Season
ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios had another successful selling season with 11 new shows going into production for a total of 21 series between the two studios.

[05/11/17 - 10:40 AM]
Showtime Orders New Comedy Series "SMILF"
Set in Boston, SMILF will take a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

[11/09/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 9
Updates include: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" gets four additional episodes; Rosie O'Donnell signs onto Showtime's "SMILF"; and Alison Wright bound for FX's "Feud."

[10/27/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 27
Updates include: Universal Television mulls "Will & Grace" revival; Jim Gaffigan bound for new season of "Fargo"; and TV Land taps trio for "Heathers."

[08/11/16 - 04:45 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders New Comedy Pilot "SMILF," Based on the Award-Winning Sundance Film Festival Short from Frankie Shaw
Set in Boston, "SMILF" will take a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

[04/17/15 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 17
Updates include: Dominic Cooper, Elizabeth Perkins cast in AMC's "Preacher"; John Ridley to pen Marvel project for ABC; and Sterling K. Brown to play Christopher Darden in FX's "American Crime Story."







SMILF (SHOWTIME)
Returns in January 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/5/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 11/29/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, November 2017) SHOWTIME is picking up its hit comedy series SMILF for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, starring and executive produced by Frankie Shaw, SMILF is a raw, honest look at the life of a 20-something single mom based on her Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name. The series also stars multiple Emmy(R) winner Rosie O'Donnell in her first series regular TV role. SMILF will go back into production next year. The season one finale will air on New Year's Eve, December 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with a special preview available online and On Demand on Friday, December 29. SMILF debuted with the biggest premiere week audience for a new SHOWTIME comedy since 2012, and had its best total night this week since the series premiere. The series is currently averaging 4.4 million weekly viewers across platforms. "From its first episode, the refreshingly honest point of view of SMILF broke through with audiences, the press and on social media," said Levine. "Frankie Shaw is a creative force to be reckoned with and we love having her on SHOWTIME. Her show is funny and forthright, pointed and poignant, irreverent and relevant, all at once. We can't wait to see where Frankie takes SMILF next season."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Brightman as Jesse
· Austin Abrams as Casey
· Connie Britton as Ally
· Frankie Shaw as Brigette
· Graham Rogers as David
· Kimberley Crossman as Kit-Cat
· Kyle Vincent Terry as Ben
· Marc Webber as Father Eddie
· Miguel Gomez as Rafi
· Raven Goodwin as Eliza
· Rosie O'Donnell as Tutu
· Samara Weaving as Nelson Rose
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Ismael Cruz as Rafi (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Frankie Shaw as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Gene Stupnitsky as EP
· Lee Eisenberg as EP
· Michael London as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature