New TV Series From Showtime- Spring/Summer Season
SEB: Showtime new series 2011
Showtime has released their spring/summer schedule. Open your calendars:
New TV Shows 2011 Spring/Summer:
Premiere: Sunday, April 3rd, 9 PM ET/PT.
What it’s about: The series is set in one of the most significant periods in history: the Western Renaissance and the discovery of the New World. The series begins as Rodrigo (Oscar®-winning actor Jeremy Irons ), bribes, buys and muscles his way into the papacy becoming Pope Alexander VI. the Borgias were controversial and heretical, not so much for performing acts unheard of in their time, but for being better at it than their enemies. Along the way, the family commits virtually every sin in the book and invented more than a few of their own.
Watch out for: Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) serves as creator, executive producer and writer of all nine episodes, in addition to directing the first two episodes.
Premiere: Thursday, April 7th, 11 PM ET/PT.
What it’s about: Gigolos is a half-hour reality series (8 episodes) following a tight-knit group of regular Vegas guys — they hit the gym, balance relationships, provide for their families — and they just so happen to be high-end male escorts.
Premiere: Tuesday, July 19th at 11 PM ET/PT.
What it’s about: Web Therapy stars Emmy® Award-winning actress Lisa Kudrow as “Dr. Fiona Wallice,” a self-professed psychotherapist who treats patients via webcam in weekly, three-minute sessions – a modality she believes more effective than the traditional 50-minute talk-a-thons heralded by other mental health professionals. However, she spends more time feigning boredom, interrupting and giving meaningless personal data than hearing her patient’s issues. Her “patients” including Jane Lynch (Glee), Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), and, veteran star Bob Balaban (For Your Consideration), among others, are given a script framework, but ad-lib their performances with riotous results. The series will also delve into the doctor’s personal life and will feature Lily Tomlin as her mother and Victor Garber (Alias) as her husband.
Watch out for: Friends reunite?
New Seasons For Existing TV Shows 2011 Spring/Summer:
Nurse Jackie Season 3
Premiere: Monday, March 28th at 10 PM ET/PT.
Edie Falco returns for another 12 episodes.
What happens on the first episode: Picking up right where she left off, Jackie (EDIE FALCO) takes the contents of the medicine cabinet, throws it in a laundry bag and dumps it at Kevin’s (DOMINIC FUMUSA) feet. She attacks him right back about spending, the girls’ school and her bad back—she’s no drug addict. Akalitus (ANNA DEVEARE SMITH) announces that nearby hospitals have closed down and that the staff should remain on their toes. A hungover Sam (ARJUN GUPTA) is now totally beholden to Jackie and Thor (STEPHEN WALLEM) for their help. Post intervention, things are tense with O’Hara (EVE BEST) and Jackie, and O’Hara goes to Akalitus hoping to avoid working with Jackie. Dr. Cooper (PETER FACINELLI) avoids Sam and treats a little boy who stuck a small mirror up his nose, trying to see his brain. Zoey (MERRITT WEVER) confesses to everyone that she and Lenny (LENNY JACOBSON) had sex. Kevin enrolls Fiona (MACKENZIE ALADJEM) in Immaculate Virgin and shows up unannounced at the ER, causing a stir and freaking out Eddie (PAUL SCHULZE) and Jackie. After her shift, Jackie shows up at the softball field to cheer Kevin and his bar team on. Things are strained, but she’s not showing it.
United States Of Tara Season 3
Premiere: Monday, March 28th at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
Toni Collette and her personas will return fora12 episodes third season.
What happens on the first episode: Season 3 begins with Tara (TONI COLLETTE) returning to the family’s Labor Day barbecue, after a transition to Buck leads her on an unexpected mission. Kate (BRIE LARSON) is trying desperately to plan the next phase of her life, one that does not include college or living with her very pregnant Aunt Charmaine (ROSEMARIE DEWITT), who, in her own way, avoids committing to Neil (PATTON OSWALT). Meanwhile, student filmmakers Marshall (KEIR GILCHRIST) and Lionel Trane (MICHAEL WILLETT) make their first commitment together when they purchase a new video camera for film class. All the college talk makes Tara realize how badly she wants to finish the last few credits of her own degree, and so, with the help of Ted Mayo (MICHAEL HITCHCOCK), Tara enrolls in a few classes, including a psychology course taught by the charismatic Dr. Jack Hattaras (EDDIE IZZARD). But Max (JOHN CORBETT) is fearful that the stress of college will cause Tara to transition…or worse.
Want more of USOT? Check out my post about season 3 spoilers and the official promo.
More new seasons: Secret Diary Of A Call Girl returnsfor a final season, which will premiere on April 7th. 8 episodes have been ordered.
The Real L Word returns for a 9-episodes second season this summer (season premiere on June 5th).
Weeds‘ season 7 will premiere on June 27th, and will have 13 episodes. Will there be another season of Weeds? No official announcement just yet.
The Big C and Laura Linney will continue for a 13-episodes second season, starting June 27th.