Originally owned by Viacom, Showtime launched in July 1, 1976 on a local cable TV system in Dublin, California.
On March 7, 1978, Showtime became a nationally distributed service after it was uplinked via satellite, officially turning the network into a pay cable competitor.
Showtime’s programming features original TV series, theatrically released motion pictures, boxing and mixed martial arts matches, stand-up comedy specials and made-for-cable movies.
As of August 2012, Showtime’s programming reaches over 21 million pay cable subscribers in the United States.
The ten original Showtime programs that follow are some of the best shows that television has to offer – enjoy!
Homeland stars Claire Danes(Romeo & Juliet, The Mod Squad) as bi-polar CIA officer Carrie Matheson, and Damian Lewis (Life, Band of Brothers) as USMC Scout Sniper Nicholas Brody – in addition, Mandy Patinkin (Criminal Minds, The Princess Bride) stars as Saul Berenson, Carrie’s mentor and the CIA’s Middle-East Division Chief, andMorena Baccarin (Firefly, V) as Jessica Brody, Nick’s wife.
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