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‘Penny Dreadful’ Renewed For Season 3

Penny-Dreadful- renewed for season 3

Showtime revealed Tuesday, its hit series “Penny Dreadful” has been picked up for a third season.

The drama series has a nine-episode order, which will shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland and debut in 2016.

“[Writer and executive producer] John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of “Penny Dreadful,” together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for Season 3.” Showtime Networks Inc. president David Nevins said in a statement.

“Penny Dreadful” airs Sundays at 10/9 on Showtime.

‘House of Lies’ Renewed for Fifth Season

The dramedy “House of Lies” starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell has been renewed.

“House of Lies” has received a renewal for a fifth season, Showtime announced Tuesday.

The fifth season of 10-episode is slated to air in 2016.

“When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan, you expect something special, and House of Lies delivers for us each season,” Gary Levine, executive vice president of original programming at Showtime, said in a statement.

Are you happy about this renewal?

Showtime Renews ‘Shameless’ & ‘House of Lies’

Showtime renews Shameless House of Lies and Californication

Showtime renews “House of Lies,”  and “Shameless” for additional seasons.

The cable network has ordered 12-episode new seasons of both “Shameless” and “House of Lies,” Showtime announced Tuesday. “Shameless” renewed for its fifth season, and “House of Lies” for its fourth season.

“House of Lies” and “Shameless” currently air Sundays on Showtime.


‘Revenge’ Taps Oliver Martinez, ‘Bunheads’ Actor Joins ‘True Blood’ Final Season And More!

Oliver Martinez has been tapped to portray Margaux’s father, Pascal LeMarchal on “Revenge.” LeMarchal is described as media magnate, who has a competitive professional history with Conrad, and a romantic past with Victoria. [Deadline]

Louis C.K. hosting SNL

“Louie” season 4 will premiere in May 2014.

Showtime renews “Web Therapy” for a forth season of ten episodes.

Nathan Parsons will join “True Blood” for its upcoming season this summer. The “Bunheads” actor will replace Luke Grimes, who played James, Jessica’s love interest. [TV Guide]

FX will debut its limited series, “Fargo” on April 15.

‘Episodes Renewed For Fourth Season


Showtime renews “Episodes” for a fourth season, ahead of season 3 debut.

The comedy series starring Matt LeBlanc, as a fictionalized LeBlanc has been pick up for a fourth season of nine episodes, the network announced Wednesday.

Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig also star in the comedy series.

Production on season 4, is set to begin in 2014.

Season 3 of “Episodes” premieres Sunday, Jan. 12.

Showtime Cancels ‘Californication’

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Showtime has canceled “Californication.”

The series’ upcoming season will be its last, Showtime revealed Monday. The comedy’s seventh season of 12-episode is slated to debut in April.

“With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, “Californication” has been one of our groundbreaking signature series,” said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody.” As for how things will end for Hank, Nevins would not drop clues but assured that “Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and long-time fans alike.”

David Duchovny, Natasha McElhone, Evan Handler and Pamela Adlon star in the dark comedy series.

Will you miss this series?

Showtime Renews ‘Homeland’ and ‘Masters of Sex’

Masters of Sex

Showtime has renewed “Homeland” and “Masters of Sex” for additional seasons.

The thriller drama series “Homeland” has been picked up for a fourth season, while freshman series, “Masters of Sex,”  starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan has been renewed for a second season. Both series have been picked up for 12 episodes each.

“’Homeland’ continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “The critical and audience reaction to ‘Masters of Sex’ since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying.”

“Homeland” and “Masters of Sex” air Sundays, 9 p.m. ET.

‘Ray Donovan’ Renewed For Second Season


Showtime picks up “Ray Donovan” for a sophomore season.

The freshman drama starring Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan, Hollywood’s best fixer has been renewed for a second season. The upcoming season is set to debut in 2014.

“Ray Donovan is on track to be our biggest season 1 show ever,” said David Nevins, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, in a release. “Ann Biderman and the extraordinarily talented creative team, coupled with the brilliant ensemble cast led by Liev Schreiber, have produced one of the hottest new dramas of the year. We are proud and excited to pick up another season.”

“Ray Donovan” airs on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

‘Hemlock Grove’ Picked Up For A Second Season, ‘Blue’ Heading to Hulu And More

FX picks up untitled comedy series starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence as Chicago lawyers. [EW]

Netflix has renewed “Hemlock Grove” for a second season of 10 episodes, which is set to debut in 2014.


Hulu picks up WIGS’ program “Blue,” starring Julia Stiles. [Variety]

Showtime’s new series “Ray Donovan” which is set to debut on June 30, has been released online ahead of its premiere date. Watch the pilot episode below.