History Creator / Showtime

3rd Oct '15 4:04:17 PM fop1234
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A pay channel in the model of {{Creator/HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Creator/{{Cinemax}} and Creator/{{Starz}}/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].
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A pay channel in the model of {{Creator/HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, {{Viacom}}, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Creator/{{Cinemax}} and Creator/{{Starz}}/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].
22nd Sep '15 9:57:55 AM themisterfree
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A pay channel in the model of {{Creator/HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Cinemax and Creator/{{Starz}}/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].
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A pay channel in the model of {{Creator/HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Cinemax HBO/Creator/{{Cinemax}} and Creator/{{Starz}}/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].
22nd Jul '15 11:58:47 AM twilicorn
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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video.
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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, {{all star cast}}s, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video. video. A SpiritualSuccessor called ''Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories'' also ran for three years in the 90's. Another notable early original series was ''Brothers'', one of the first shows to address [[GayAesop gay issues]], which is also notable for the novelty of Yeardley Smith, best known for her role as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]], in a live-action setting, and for being [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes hard to find]].

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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video.\n* ''A New Day In Eden'' (1982-1983)

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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video.\n* ''Bizarre'' (1980-1985)

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Back in TheEighties one * ''Brothers'' (1984-1989) * ''The Busy World of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video. Richard Scarry'' (1993-95)

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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video.\n* ''It's Garry Shandling's Show'' (1986-1990)

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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video.\n* ''Creator/{{Motown}} On Showtime'' (1987-89)

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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video.\n* ''The Paper Chase'' (1983-86)

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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video.\n* ''Sherman Oaks'' (1995-97)

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Back in TheEighties one of its earliest original series was ''Shelley Duvall's Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'', a low budget but well-acted * ''Steven Banks Home Entertainment Center'' (1989) * ''Super Dave'' (1987-1994) * ''Tall Tales and written series that re-told classic fairy tales with all-star casts, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The series was so popular that it became one of the earliest series to get released on home video. Legends'' (1985-87)
9th Jul '15 3:33:13 AM TrollBrutal
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* ''Series/{{Billions}}'' (2016)
15th May '15 10:43:31 AM themisterfree
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15th May '15 10:42:46 AM themisterfree
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A pay channel in the model of {{Creator/HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Cinemax and Starz/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].
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A pay channel in the model of {{Creator/HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Cinemax and Starz/Encore, Creator/{{Starz}}/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].

Being a premium network, it has more lenient standards when it comes to profanity and nudity (this is after all where Creator/DavidDuchovny got his start as the "host" of ''Series/RedShoeDiaries''); something which has been lampshaded over the years.
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Being a premium network, it has more lenient standards when it comes to profanity and nudity (this is after all where Creator/DavidDuchovny got his start as the "host" of ''Series/RedShoeDiaries''); ''Red Shoe Diaries''); something which has been lampshaded over the years.
7th Apr '15 8:51:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Series/Episodes}}'' (2011-present)
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* ''{{Series/Episodes}}'' ''Series/{{Episodes}}'' (2011-present)

* ''ThisAmericanLife'', television version (2007-2009)
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* ''ThisAmericanLife'', ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', television version (2007-2009)(2007-2009) * ''Series/TotalRecall2070'' (1999)

* ''UnitedStatesOfTara'' (2009-2011)
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* ''UnitedStatesOfTara'' ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' (2009-2011)

* ''WebTherapy'' (2011 -present)
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* ''WebTherapy'' ''WebVideo/WebTherapy'' (2011 -present)
4th Apr '15 10:09:53 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Series/FatActress'' (2005)
30th Mar '15 1:34:11 AM pepsimax
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* ''{{Series/Shameless}}'' (US remake, 2011-present)
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* ''{{Series/Shameless}}'' (US remake, ''Series/ShamelessUS'' (remake of the [[Series/{{Shameless}} UK series]], 2011-present)
30th Dec '14 12:12:27 PM nombretomado
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A pay channel in the model of {{HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Cinemax and Starz/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].
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A pay channel in the model of {{HBO}}, {{Creator/HBO}}, Showtime debuted on the market in 1976. Originally based in California, the network expanded to national markets two years later. Its original owner was the first incarnation of Viacom, which is now known as Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, and has the Smithsonian Channel as a sister network as part of a unique deal with that institution for rights to programming involving Smithsonian exhibits and properties (blame this for why you see more programs like ''IceRoadTruckers'' on the History Channel). Showtime lags behind its rivals, HBO/Cinemax and Starz/Encore, primarily due to the other networks' stronger movie offerings; it lost the film libraries of its largest providers, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures (which was its corporate cousin from 1994 to 2005), MetroGoldwynMayer and Creator/LionsGate, to their own Epix in 2009, but it hasn't been hurt by it at all (while Epix toils in MyNetworkTV-esque obscurity, as several major providers refuse to carry it). However, Showtime does hold the rights to the ''{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, which they air [[AdoredByTheNetwork plenty of times]].
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