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How Showtime's Gigolos Gets Away With Showing Escorts at Work

Gigolos

"How is this legal?" I asked myself several times watching the premiere of Showtime's Gigolos (tonight, 11/10c). The show portrays five male workers in the slippery field of escorting. To many, the words "escort" and "gigolo" are euphemisms for "prostitute," but Garren James, the owner of the escort company Cowboys 4 Angels that's profiled on this show, draws the line early on to new hire Vin...
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Showtime Orders up Homeland and House of Lies

House of Lies

Showtime is adding two more original series to its lineup.

The cable channel announced Thursday it had ordered a 12-episode season of the drama Homeland, starring Claire Danes, and the comedy House of Lies, starring Don Cheadle. Both series will begin production in the summer.

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Hugh Dancy and Parker Posey Join Showtime's The Big C

Hugh Dancy, Parker Posey

British actor Hugh Dancy and indie film darling Parker Posey will guest-star on the second season of The Big C, Showtime announced Thursday.

Dancy will appear in at least six episodes, playing a cancer patient who befriends Cathy (Laura Linney). Posey will play Poppy, a woman who has a surprising relationship with Cathy's teenaged son Adam (Gabriel Basso).

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Californication: What's Ahead in Season 5?

Carla Gugino, David Duchovny

If you thought Hank Moody driving off into the sunset during the closing moments of Californication's fourth season felt like a series finale, you weren't the only one.

"This could have functioned as a series ending if we needed it to be," creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com. "It was a nice little bookend to the opening of the pilot in a sense. So, I was fine with it sort of feeling like some closure, but at the same time, it was open for... read more

Alan Alda, Hugh Dancy to Guest-Star on The Big C

Alan Alda

Alan Alda will appear in an episode of The Big C's upcoming second season, Showtime announced Monday.

The five-time Emmy winner, 75, will scrub in as Dr. Atticus Sherman, an oncologist whom Cathy (Laura Linney) meets with after her... read more

Nurse Jackie: Has the Truth Finally Caught Up with Jackie?

Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie executive producer Liz Brixius remembers the exact moment she helped Jackie emerge from the bathroom in which she had locked herself last season. Inspiration struck just as Glee's Lea Michele was ripping through "Don't Rain on My Parade" during the 2010 Tony Awards.

"I'm shaking and sweating... and then it comes to me," Brixius recalls. "Jackie's ripping apart the bathroom. Destroying it. She is going to go down — and then she's going to be like... read more

Californication Finale: Is Hank Heading to the Big House?

David Duchovny and Carla Gugino, Californication

Now that Californication's Hank Moody has been convicted of statutory rape, it's time for him to face the music.

Sunday's season finale (9/8c on Showtime) finds Hank (David Duchovny) awaiting his sentencing, and the outcome floors him. But you shouldn't necessarily expect the show's next season to resemble Oz.

With Hank's secret revealed, how much Californication is left?

"The consequences were never about the true legal repercussions," creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com... read more

Episodes: The Creation of "Matt LeBlanc" (and the Destruction of Joey)

Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc is a pretty big jerk on Episodes, and not in the neurotic Larry David-on-Curb Your Enthusiasm-kind of way. In the Showtime comedy, LeBlanc plays himself as a lame-brained has-been — with a stinky Joey cologne line to match — but also a womanizer, bum dad, and most recently, the kind of guy who sleeps with his friend's wife without remorse.

It's a complicated if depressing alter ego to take on, and certainly one attention-grabbing way for the real-life LeBlanc to jump back into the spotlight following the 2006 failure of Joey. Executive producers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik say that they didn't craft the part around the real LeBlanc, who in person is pleasant but serious, relaxed but not overly friendly. "Occasionally, he'll be playful, but he's not Joey," Klarik says.

Are the creators of Showtime's Episodes bitter? They don't think so!

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Kristen Bell Joins Showtime's House of Lies

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell heading back to the small screen: The Veronica Mars alum has joined the new Showtime pilot House of Lies, Showtime announced Tuesday.

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Based on Martin Kihn's tell-all House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, the dark comedy stars Don Cheadle as Marty, a cutthroat consultant ...
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9 Favorite Scenes: Modern Family's Sexcapades and Glee's Girl-on-Girl

Modern Family

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are a time to celebrate actors, and what better way to do that than by celebrating their favorite scenes — plus, it's an easy way to get scoop on our favorite TV shows, including Modern Family, Glee and 30 Rock.

9. Modern Family: Julie Bowen's all-time favorite scene will always be the kids walking in on Claire and Phil (Ty Burrell) having sex, but an upcoming episode may rival that excitement. "This year's Valentine's Day episode is pretty insane," Bowen says. "It's different than last year's. Clive and Julianna are back, but Clive is in the more compromising position this time instead of Julianna."

Boardwalk Empire, The King's Speech top SAG Awards

8. Glee: The series will start to explore Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany's relationship on a deeper level. "A lot of my stuff is getting generally serious in a way," Heather Morris says. "We just got a new script. ... Santana and Brittany don't want to... read more

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