Showtime has announced the premiere dates for several of its returning shows, as well as some new ones.
At the network’s Television Critics Association summer press tour, Showtime president of entertainment Jana Winograde revealed that “Shameless” season 10 will premiere on November 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The tenth season picks up six months after last season’s finale with Frank (William H. Macy) using his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible. Debbie (Emma Kenney), emboldened by the $50,000 left to her by Fiona, has stepped in as the new matriarch, ruling over the Gallagher household with an iron fist. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) navigates his relationship with a newly affectionate Tami (Kate Miner). Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) has to decide what to do with his life as he finishes military school and heads back to the South side. Liam (Christian Isaiah) is committed to learning more about black history and culture under the tutelage of V (Shanola Hampton) as Kev (Steve Howey) faces an identity crisis. Gallavich returns this season as Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers.
The eighth and final season of “Homeland” will debut on February 9, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“Homeland”‘s curtain call season finds Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured – which is a problem for Saul (Mandy Patinkin), now National Security Advisor to the newly ascendant President Warner (Beau Bridges).
Immediately following “Shameless” on Nov. 3, season 2 of the Jim Carrey show “Kidding” will premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Carrey returns as the iconic children’s television host, Jeff Pickles. Season 2 picks up moments after season one’s cliffhanger, and with his beloved Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time off the air for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Pickles must find a way to communicate with his many fans who still need him. Jeff creates a new and controversial method to talk directly to children across the world only to become the target of animosity for the first time in his career.
In addition, Showtime revealed that season 7 of “Ray Donovan” will premiere on November 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
This season finds Ray (Liev Schreiber) working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (Alan Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti (Zach Grenier), an unrelenting NYPD officer hunting for the truth and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find the balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself.
“The L Word: Generation Q,” the sequel to the American-Canadian series which premiered in 2004, will debut on December 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The series continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), along with new characters Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A. The series is currently in production on eight episodes in Los Angeles.
“Work In Progress,” a new half-hour comedy from Lilly Wachowski and Chicago improv mainstays Abby McEnany and Tim Mason, will premiere on December 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
The series features McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.
The new docu-series “Couples Therapy” will debut on September 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The series hails from “Weiner” filmmakers Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, and Eli Despres and brings viewers into the authentic and visceral experience of weekly therapy with four couples. Therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik guides the couples through the minefield of honest confrontation with each other and with themselves, revealing the real-life struggles and breakthroughs which typically remain hidden behind closed doors.