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Steve Carell has his first post-Office gig — and it’s behind the scenes.

Carell and David Steinberg will serve as executive producers on a new Showtime interview series, titled Laughing Stock, president David Nevins announced this morning during the Television Critics Association press tour. The series will feature one-on-one interviews with “the world’s funniest personalities.” Steinberg will serve as host on the series, which has been picked up for… Continue reading Showtime announces pick-up of Steve Carell-produced series

The freshman season of The Borgias finished strong for Showtime on Sunday: The period drama that stars Jeremy Irons averaged 810,000 viewers at 10 p.m. and 1.1 million viewers for the night. Overall this season, the series about a crime family in Italy circa 1492 lured 3.3 million weekly viewers and outperformed the highest-rated season of  ‘The Borgias’ finishes strong on Showtime

Jack of all trades Nick Cannon has tackled movies (Drumline), TV (America’s Got Talent) and music (Nick Cannon). But now the multihyphenate is returning to stand-up comedy, the skill that initially led to him being discovered at a young age. Cannon is starring in his first stand-up special, Mr. Showbiz, which premieres this Saturday on  Nick Cannon discusses his Showtime comedy special and his newborn twins with wife Mariah Carey

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More good Sunday night ratings news: Showtime’s new series The Borgias had the pay TV network’s strongest drama premiere in seven years. The Jeremy Irons historical drama had 1.06 million viewers for its premiere, then added another 432,000 viewers during its encore for a 1.5 million tally. That’s up notably from the series debut of  ‘Borgias’ sets Showtime ratings record

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Showtime to Adapt Chew

Showtime has plans to develop Image’s hit comic book series “Chew” for the small screen, Deadline reports.

Launched in 2009, the ongoing series is written by John Layman and illustrated by Rob Guillory. It deals with a police detective, Tony chu, who happens to be a “cibopath”, someone with the supernatural ability to gain a psychic impression of an object by eating it. Throughout his investigations, Chu comes up against… Continue reading Showtime to Adapt Chew