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Jim Carrey in 'Kidding' (Showtime)

Jim Carrey Plays it Straight in Showtime’s ‘Kidding’

“Feel it and you can heal it,” sings Mr. Pickles. “Isn’t growing up funny?” Showtime’s new half-hour dramedy Kidding, starring Jim Carrey as a kids TV host in crisis, is freighted with an odd mix of expectations, coming as it does after the rapturously received Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the Mr. Rogers documentary whose…

Homeland S7 on Showtime

‘Homeland’ Hits Close to Home

Back in the day, Law & Order billed itself as “ripped from the headlines.” SHOWTIME’s Homeland has taken that approach and gone all-out 2018 on it, creating some of the best hours of television in the process. The recently concluded season—available on demand to Sling subscribers during the SHOWTIME Free Preview Weekend, now through Sunday,…

Kelly Aucoin as "Dollar" Bill Stearn, Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor and David Costabile as Wags in 'Billions'

Season 3 of ‘Billions’: Worth It

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which would otherwise heal. –Francis Bacon When we last saw billionaire investor and sometime financial crook Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and his dogged, ethically flexible pursuer, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), Axe had seemingly checkmated Chuck, sabotaging the IPO that Chuck, his father, and…

Frankie Shaw stars in Showtime's new original comedy SMILF.

SHOWTIME’s ‘SMILF’ A Gloriously Gritty New Dark Comedy

Showtime’s newest comedy SMILF takes a gritty look at what it’s like to be a young, single mother whose trying to meet her personal needs without compromising the needs and well-being of her son. Adapted from Frankie Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury award-winning short film, Shaw stars as Bridgette Bird, a young single mom living in…

Emmy Rossum in Season 8 of 'Shameless'

The Gallaghers Pick Up the Pieces in Season 8 of ‘Shameless’

Death comes for us all, and it comes a little sooner for lifelong drug addicts self-medicating their bipolar disorder with methamphetamine. So while the death of wayward Gallagher matriarch Monica in the season 7 finale of Shameless may not have come as much of a surprise to her family, and (with a couple of exceptions)…

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath in 'Black Sabbath: The End of the End'

‘Black Sabbath: The End of the End’ a Fitting Swan Song

Twenty-five years after “retiring” with his solo “No More Tours” outing in 1992, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath (allegedly) played their final performance in their hometown of Birmingham, England on February 4, 2017, an avalanche of hits and classics from the band that many credit with inventing heavy metal. This being Black Sabbath, a band…