ICYMI: Photos from the SHOWTIME TCA sessions at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

TCA NEWS:
SHOWTIME will premiere provocative new drama series THE AFFAIR on Sunday, October 19th at 10 pm ET/PT. The series stars Golden Globe nominees Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe). As an added bonus, an early look at footage from the seductive one-hour drama is now available: http://s.sho.com/TheAffair

THE AFFAIR explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The provocative drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives – using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Jackson), struggles to keep it all together, both with his wife and the financially-strained ranch that has been in his family for generations. Their emotionally-charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Alison begins an affair with Noah (West), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist who is spending the summer at his in-laws’ estate out on the island. Tierney plays Helen, Noah’s college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) wrote the original script from a story created with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi’s show In Treatment. Treem and Levi will both serve as executive producers, along with executive producer and director Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) and executive producer Eric Overmyer.

  

TCA NEWS:

SHOWTIME will premiere provocative new drama series THE AFFAIR on Sunday, October 19th at 10 pm ET/PT. The series stars Golden Globe nominees Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe). As an added bonus, an early look at footage from the seductive one-hour drama is now available: http://s.sho.com/TheAffair

THE AFFAIR explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The provocative drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives – using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Jackson), struggles to keep it all together, both with his wife and the financially-strained ranch that has been in his family for generations. Their emotionally-charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Alison begins an affair with Noah (West), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist who is spending the summer at his in-laws’ estate out on the island. Tierney plays Helen, Noah’s college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) wrote the original script from a story created with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi’s show In Treatment. Treem and Levi will both serve as executive producers, along with executive producer and director Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) and executive producer Eric Overmyer.

  

TCA NEWS:

SHOWTIME will premiere captivating new original documentary LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED on Friday, November 21st at 9:00 p.m. Produced by Oscar winner T Bone Burnett and Sam Jones and directed by Jones, the documentary chronicles the recording of new music from long-lost lyrics penned by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan. 

LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED is an exclusive and intimate look at five of today’s most acclaimed artists - Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) – as they create music for two-dozen recently discovered lyrics written by Bob Dylan. 

TCA NEWS:
Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the season four poster for its No. 1 series HOMELAND, premiering on Sunday, October 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The highly-anticipated drama stars Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a bi-polar CIA officer who plays by her own rules. Averaging seven million total weekly viewers, HOMELAND has garnered a total of 25 Emmy nominations and seven Golden Globe nominations. For an early look at season four, go to: http://s.sho.com/1jFILkq

TCA NEWS:

Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the season four poster for its No. 1 series HOMELAND, premiering on Sunday, October 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The highly-anticipated drama stars Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a bi-polar CIA officer who plays by her own rules. Averaging seven million total weekly viewers, HOMELAND has garnered a total of 25 Emmy nominations and seven Golden Globe nominations. For an early look at season four, go to: http://s.sho.com/1jFILkq

ICYMI: Some photos from last night’s MASTERS OF SEX TCA set visit!

As PENNY DREADFUL makes its San Diego Comic-Con debut, SHOWTIME will host autograph signings featuring cast members Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and creator, writer and executive producer John Logan on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th. This marks the series’ first trip to the world-famous gathering in San Diego. Headlining the opening night of Comic-Con, PENNY DREADFUL’s panel session, moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (The Talk, Archer), will be presented on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm in Ballroom 20. A special package of PENNY DREADFUL-inspired tarot cards will be given to all fans who attend the panel session. Additionally, four lucky members of the panel audience will have the opportunity to win tickets to an exclusive PENNY DREADFUL party that evening.

SHOWTIME PENNY DREADFUL Cast at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) Signing Schedule:

*All times subject to change – check the booth for details

Thursday, July 2410:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Josh Hartnett and Reeve Carney

Friday, July 2510:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. –  John Logan and Harry Treadaway

The handsome Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) has joined season 5 of hit comedy series SHAMELESS in a major recurring role! He will play ex-bad boy and recovering addict Sean Pierce, Fiona’s (Emmy Rossum) new manager at Patsy’s Pies. Their relationship is very flirtatious… Will they act on the sexual tension?

The handsome Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) has joined season 5 of hit comedy series SHAMELESS in a major recurring role! He will play ex-bad boy and recovering addict Sean Pierce, Fiona’s (Emmy Rossum) new manager at Patsy’s Pies. Their relationship is very flirtatious… Will they act on the sexual tension?

In case you missed it, check out the cast of RAY DONOVAN from last night’s Red Carpet Premiere at Nobu Malibu! Season 2 of RAY DONOVAN premieres THIS Sunday, July 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 

This morning SHOWTIME received a total of 24 Emmy nominations, 11 in the acting categories! SHOWTIME received the most lead actor and actress series nominations of any broadcast or cable network with 6 noms!

8 out of 9 eligible SHOWTIME series were nominated this year across multiple categories - which equates to a 90% nomination rate for the network’s series!

MASTERS OF SEX:
Lizzy Caplan was recognized for her 1st ever Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category! Additionally, congratulations to Beau Bridges on his 15th nomination and Allison Janney on her 7th, both recognized in the Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress categories. MASTERS OF SEX also received nods for Art Direction and Main Title Design.

NURSE JACKIE:
Congratulations to Edie Falco, who received her 5th nomination for NURSE JACKIE, 12th overall. NURSE JACKIE was also recognized for Casting and Sound Mixing.

HOMELAND:
This morning, Claire Danes received her 4th Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and 5th nomination overall! Mandy Patinkin was recognized for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for a 2nd time, his 5th overall. HOMELAND also received nominations for Cinematography and Sound Mixing.

RAY DONOVAN:
Congratulations to Jon Voight on his 3rd Emmy nomination, 1st for the series!

SHAMELESS:
This morning, William H. Macy received his 3rd Emmy nomination, his 1st in a leading series role. Joan Cusack received her 4th consecutive nomination for her role on SHAMELESS! The series also received a nomination for Stunt Coordination.

HOUSE OF LIES:
Congratulations to Don Cheadle for his nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series! This marks Don’s 7th Emmy nomination, 3rd for HOUSE OF LIES. The series was also nominated for Art Direction.

EPISODES:
Matt LeBlanc received his 6th Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series! EPISODES was also nominated for Directing and Writing.

CALIFORNICATION:
The series received a nomination for Sound Mixing.

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY:
This documentary received 2 nominations: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Writing!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES!

Who’s going to Comic-Con this year? PENNY DREADFUL will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th at 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20 on the first day of the world-famous annual gathering in San Diego!

Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (The Talk, Archer) will moderate the panel, which includes stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway as well as creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.