Showtime really, really wants you to kick off 2015 with a good laugh.
The premium cable network isn’t just hosting a free preview of its stations this weekend to coincide with the debuts of three comedy series, it’s also releasing them all online for free. “Episodes,” “House of Lies” and “Shameless” all start new seasons this Sunday, but you don’t have to wait to see them. Watch the premiere episodes of each season below right now.
“Episodes,” starring Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc, is entering its fourth season in 2015. The former “Friends” star plays a selfish version of himself in the very meta British adaptation which co-stars John Pankow (“Mad About You”) and Kathleen Rose Perkins.
“House of Lies” has also gotten some Globes love, earning Cheadle a win in its debut season for playing the consultant everyone wants to hire but no one wants to emulate. He’s an antihero for the ages, even if that age is rapidly ending.
Finally, the William H. Macy-led ensemble of “Shameless” returns for a fifth season to continue tracking the trials and tribulations of an alcoholic’s caustic effect on his family.
Both Cheadle and Macy are nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series at Sunday’s 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Free sampling of the episodes below will be available until February 11 at 11:59pm, so start watching now. Catch the rest of the seasons Sunday nights on Showtime, starting with “Shameless” at 9pm, and “House of Lies” and “Episodes” right after, respectively.
“House of Lies”: