Friday, August 2, 2019

Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for 'Homeland,' 'Kidding,' 'The L Word: Generation Q,' 'Ray Donovan,' 'Shameless' and 'Work In Progress'

During the premium cable network's presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Showtime announced premiere dates for returning series Homeland, Kidding, Ray Donovan and Shameless as well as the revival of The L Word titled Generation Q and new comedy Work In Progress.

The tenth season of Shameless will premiere on Sunday, November 3 at 9/8c.

Six months after the last season's finale, Frank uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible and his exploits lead him to an old friend. Emboldened by the $50,000 left to her by Fiona, Debbie has stepped in as the new matriarch, ruling over the Gallagher household with an iron fist. Lip navigates his relationship with a newly affectionate Tami. Carl has to decide what to do with his life as he finishes military school and heads back to the South side. Liam is committed to learning more about black history and culture under the tutelage of V as Kev faces an identity crisis. Ian and Mickey rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers.

The new season stars William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Christian Isaiah, Kate Miner and Noel Fisher.

John Wells, Nancy M. Pimental and Joe Lawson serve as executive producers. Warner Bros. Television, John Wells Productions and Bonanza Productions produce.

The second season of Kidding will launch on Sunday, November 3 at 10/9c., with back-to-back episodes airing every week.

The beloved Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time is off the air for the first time in 30 years, and Jeff must find a way to communicate with his many fans who still need him. He 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. As Jeff navigates the most complicated moral gray areas of his life, he discovers a new side of himself in a season full of music, magic, puppets and pathos. 

The comedy stars Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Catherine Keener, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris and Justin Kirk.

Carrey, Dave Holstein, Michel Gondry, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente executive produce.

The seventh season of Ray Donovan will debut on Sunday, November 17 at 8/7c.

The new season finds Ray working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot, there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC Mayor Ed Feratti, 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. And when Feratti's corruption brings a piece of Mickey's past back to New York, Ray is forced to seek answers to long-buried questions. Meanwhile, Bunchy, hoping for a fresh start, bunks in Ray's apartment and works stocking shelves at a pharmacy. Terry is offered a new, unconventional healing opportunity. Daryll struggles to figure out where he fits into the Donovan clan. Bridget and Smitty face the realities of married life.

The drama stars Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby, Graham Rogers and Jon Voight.

David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro serve as executive producers.

The eight-episode first season of The L Word: Generation Q will premiere on Sunday, December 8 at 10/9c.

The new take on The L Word continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter, Alice Pieszecki and Shane McCutcheon, along with new characters Dani Nuñez, Micah Lee, Finley, Sophie Suarez and Gigi as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in Los Angeles.

The cast includes Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, Sepideh Moafi, Brian Michael, Stephanie Allyne, Olivia Thirlby, Fortune Feimster and Latarsha Rose.

Original series creator Ilene Chaiken executive produces with new showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, Beals, Moennig, Hailey, Kristen Camp and director Steph Green.

The first season of new comedy Work In Progress will premiere on Sunday, December 8 at 11/10c.

Chicago improv star Abby McEnany stars 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 cast also features Karin Anglin, Celeste Pechous, Julia Sweeney and Theo Germaine.

McEnany co-created the comedy with Tim Mason and Lilly Wachowski. They executive produce with Lawrence Mattis, Ashley Berns, Josh Adler and Tony Hernandez. Circle of Confusion and Jax Media produce.

The eighth and final season of Homeland will launch on Sunday, February 9 at 9/8c.

The final season finds Carrie Mathison 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, now National Security Advisor to the newly ascendant President Warner. The top priority of Warner's young administration is an end to the "forever war" in Afghanistan, and Saul has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations. But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies - and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion's den - one last time.

The drama stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Maury Sterling, Linus Roache, Costa Ronin, Nimrat Kaur, Numan Acar and Beau Bridges.

Danes executive produces with Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Debora Cahn, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Michael Klick, Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Gideon Raff. Fox 21 Television Studios produces.