Kategoriarkiv: Showtime

Pilot Picks: Showtime (2015)

 

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Comedy

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

  • Rachel is a successful, driven and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, California

Actor: Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom

Status: Picked up to series at The CW


Happyish 

  • On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor… happiness. In a culture that reveres youth – a culture he helped create – Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he’s halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down.

Actor: Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan

Status: Picked up to series, 10-episode order


Roadies

  • The day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the crew members who help get the show on the road.

Actor: Carla Cugino

Carla Cugino

Status: Picked up to series


I’m Dying Up Here

  • Story revolves around the famous Hollywood comedy clubs of the 1970s, which launched the careers of a slew of comedy superstars. It delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the complex business of making an audience laugh. Based on the nonfiction book by William Knoedelseder.

Actor: Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan

Status: Not known yet

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Drama

Billions

  • Focuses on the collision and, at times, collusion between an aggressive U.S. attorney in New York and some of the richest hedge fund billionaires in the country.

Actor: Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

Status: Picked up to series; 12-episode order, first episode will air January 17th, 2016


Untitled Lena Waithe/Common

  • Set in Chicago, it’s the coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which growing up can be a matter of life and death.

Actor: Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks

Status: Not known yet