January 16, 2014

THE SKED: Showtime Premiere Dates


It’s Showtime’s turn at TCA, so along with announcing some series pick-ups (Happyish with Philips Seymour Hoffman, and the probably self-explanatory The Affair), some premiere dates were unveiled.

On Sunday, April 13, NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION make their returns (this will be the final season of the latter) in the 9PM hour, followed by the 4-part documentary series YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, about climate change.  On May 11, the new historical thriller PENNY DREADFUL, which features a fully-stocked pantry of monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein, Dorian Gray),takes over the 10PM hour.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."