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The season premieres of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" are all now available.

[via press release from Showtime]



SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES And EPISODES Return To SHOWTIME This Sunday, January 12 Beginning At 9 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK - January 7, 2014 - SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide an opportunity to sample the new season premieres of SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and EPISODES across multiple platforms now. The new season premiere episodes can be accessed across multiple platforms including the SHOWTIME website, on YouTube, via select television providers' free On Demand channels and websites, on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R). The season premieres are also available on the SHOWTIME Preview app for iPhone(R), iPod Touch(R), Android(TM) smartphones and tablets, Roku(R) devices, Nook(R) and Kindle Fire(TM) tablets, on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic and Sony, as well as for download as a free video podcast on iTunes. Subscribers can catch up on full seasons of all three series on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND and SHOWTIME ANYTIME prior to the season premieres this Sunday, January 12 beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

SHAMELESS stars Academy Award(R) nominee William H. Macy and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum, along with Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Noel Fisher and Emma Greenwell, and special guest star Joan Cusack. Season four will pick up a few weeks after season three left off - with the Gallaghers braving another brutal Chicago winter and waiting on the medical fate of their flawed, permanently pickled patriarch, Frank (Macy). With Fiona (Rossum) in a stable job and relationship, and Lip (White) enrolled in college, can the Gallaghers finally realize the middle class American dream? Based on the long-running hit UK series, SHAMELESS is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winning television and film producer John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Mark Mylod and Nancy Pimental. Wells developed the series for American television. Paul Abbott serves as executive consultant. SHAMELESS is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Season four of SHAMELESS returns Sunday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. To watch the season four premiere of SHAMELESS, go to: http://s.sho.com/1lxt10E.

HOUSE OF LIES is the edgy, provocative hit SHOWTIME comedy series starring Don Cheadle in his twice Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role as elite consultant Marty Kaan, a man with a single-minded pursuit: power. This quest is eternally complicated at work by his relationships with his "Pod" of co-workers: sexy, whip-smart co-conspirator Jeannie (Kristen Bell) and underlings Clyde (Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson). At home, he's forced to juggle unwanted advice from his psychoanalyst father Jeremiah (Emmy winner Glynn Turman), drama from his demented ex-wife Monica (Dawn Olivieri), all while being a loving father to his gender-fluid teenage son Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.). We start season 3 as the wreckage from Marty's decision to launch his own firm has spilled onto the Pod - the almighty quartet is disbanded. But while Marty is preoccupied with hustling up new clients, his former mentee Jeannie is channeling her inner Kaan and making big moves in his absence. With everything now turned upside-down, it's anyone's game and anyone's guess as to who will come out on top - at work and at play. Season three guest stars include Grammy(R) Award winner T.I. (American Gangster, Identity Thief), Mekhi Phifer (Lie to Me, ER), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, Scrubs) and Daniel Stern (Home Alone, The Wonder Years). Previous guest stars Griffin Dunne ("The Rainmaker"), Bess Armstrong ("Julianne") and Jenny Slate ("Sarah") will also return this season. Season three of HOUSE OF LIES premieres on Sunday, January 12 at 10 p.m. To watch the season three premiere of HOUSE OF LIES, go to: http://s.sho.com/1cHgDTF.

EPISODES stars Matt LeBlanc in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning role as a fictionalized version of himself. At the start of the third season, Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig), the English couple whose hit U.K. sitcom is remade for U.S. audiences and corrupted beyond recognition, are back together but they soon discover that it's not so easy to heal old wounds. Things get no easier for Matt this year as his career and ego continue to be pummeled. The series also stars Mircea Monroe, Kathleen Rose Perkins and John Pankow. Season three's new guest stars include Chris Diamantopoulos (24) in a season-long arc; Roger Bart (Revenge) appears in four episodes as LeBlanc's agent; along with Tracy Spiridakos (Revolution) as a family member of Morning's (Monroe). A SHOWTIME and BBC co-production, the series comes from visionary creators David Crane (Friends) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You). Season three of EPISODES returns Sunday, January 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. To watch the season three premiere of EPISODES, go to: http://s.sho.com/1iJIIlu.

  [january 2014]  


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