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    Why Does Showtime Run Shows Like 'Nurse Jackie' Into the Ground?

    Showtime is a freakish hybrid of HBO and a standard broadcast network, one that has a penchant for keeping its hit shows on for far too long.

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    Showtime Gives Thumbs Up to Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's 'Roadies' Pilot

    Showtime is producing an hour-long pilot for Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's long-wished half-hour comedy "Roadies," which will focus on a group of characters that works behind-the-scenes on a traveling rock tour.

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    Showtime Orders Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies,' a Comedy Pilot About the Crew Powering Rock Concerts

    Cameron Crowe already gave us a film based on his touring experiences as a music journalist for Rolling Stone. Now, the director's latest project, a comedy TV pilot ordered by Showtime, will take a look at the unexamined lives of crew members on tour.

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    Review: 'Penny Dreadful' Kicks Into a Terrifying New Gear in Episode 6 as Eva Green Takes BDSM to Another Level

    "What Death Can Join Together," the sixth episode of Showtime's Victorian Era horror series "Penny Dreadful," marks a much-welcomed departure for the show. Last night's episode was a dark, sexy and beautiful hour of television, an episode that not only left us excited for the final two installments,...

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    Watch: Bloody, Boozy, Brawling Trailer for Season 2 of 'Ray Donovan'

    In advance of the second season premiere next month, Showtime has released a trailer for "Ray Donovan." Set in Los Angeles, the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, the critically acclaimed show stars Liev Schreiber as a professional fixer/celebrity spin doctor.

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    Cameron Crowe Teams With J.J. Abrams & 'My So-Called Life' Creator For Showtime Comedy Series 'Roadies'

    Nearly ten years on, and Cameron Crowe's career is still putting itself back together after "Elizabethtown." Before that, Crowe was riding high with a number of hits in a row, most notably "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," but the much-derided Orlando Bloom/Kirsten Dunst film ended his run of suc...

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    Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here's How

    Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different outlets means that one-size no longer fits...

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    Showtime Renews Mendes and Logan's Horror Lit Series 'Penny Dreadful' (TRAILER, REVIEW)

    Midway through the show’s first eight-episode run, Showtime is renewing the horrific “Penny Dreadful” for a second season. Sam Mendes and John Logan's series featuring horror lit all-stars such as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray has drawn solid ratings especially with the prized 18-34 demo on Showtime’...

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    Showtime Renews 'Penny Dreadful' For Season 2 Thanks to High On Demand Viewership

    VOD may not have saved "Penny Dreadful" from cancelation -- it's doing fine without it -- but it's certainly improved the numbers for a show trumpeted early on as a mediocre performer.

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    The Dark, Dank World of Penny Dreadful

    by Darwyn Carson — Victorian era pulp fiction by another name could have been Penny Awful, Penny Number, Penny Blood or Penny Horrible. The name that caught was Penny Dreadful.

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