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Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan Get Season 3 Premiere Dates

25 March 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Showtime has set a Sunday, July 12 premiere date for the third seasons of both Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan.

Ray will open the night at 9/8c, followed by Sex. Each season will run 12 episodes.

RelatedDamian Lewis-Paul Giamatti Drama Billions Gets Series Order at Showtime

Season 3 of Ray Donovan finds the titular fixer adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss. Meanwhile, his father Mickey finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire.

Joining the show this season are guest stars Ian McShane, »

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Vivica A. Fox Has Joined Independence Day 2

24 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Vivica A. Fox will play her original character in the sequel - Vulture Stories you never knew about The Wire - HuffPost Entertainment Showtime picks up Damian Lewis's new drama series - Hitfix Liam Neeson's latest flick didn't do so well - Moviefone 4 movie heroes who could be viewed as psychopaths - Cracked The saddest moments from ABC Family's The Fosters this season - BuddyTV 17 times Tyler Blackburn made you swoon - Pretty Little Liars Watch Patti Labelle dance to 50 Cent on DWTS - Buzzfeed Jurassic Park with Legos is the best - Popsugar Tech »

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Showtime Orders Full Season of Billions, Starring Damian Lewis

24 March 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Showtime is getting into the business…business. The premium cable network just ordered a full season of Billions, a new drama set in the modern-day world of Manhattan finance. The show stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a formidable, insightful U.S. attorney who goes up against Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), a risky, adept, and highly intelligent hedge fund manager. The series is currently slated to start production later this year, under writers and executive producers David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Brian Koppelman, with a planned 2016 release for the series. President of Showtime David Nevins announced the pick-up, saying, “With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity and insider look will have great appeal to a discerning audience.” [caption id="attachment_430917" align="alignright" width="351"] Image via Showtime[/caption] Lewis, of course, has a long history with Showtime, headlining the first three seasons of Homeland alongside Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin. »

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Showtime Orders 'Billions' to Series with Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis

24 March 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: 2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Series Even with two award-winning dramas still in their prime, Showtime isn't done bolstering its originals lineup. Today, President David Nevins announced the 12-episode order of "Billions," a new drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis set in New York's financial world. The hour-long series will join "The Affair" and "Homeland" on the premium cable network, making for a formidable — and awards-friendly — lineup come 2016. "The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show," Nevins said in a statement. "Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood’s most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly timely and buzzy subject. With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity...

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Showtime Orders 'Billions' to Series with Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis

24 March 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Series Even with two award-winning dramas still in their prime, Showtime isn't done bolstering its originals lineup. Today, President David Nevins announced the 12-episode order of "Billions," a new drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis set in New York's financial world. The hour-long series will join "The Affair" and "Homeland" on the premium cable network, making for a formidable — and awards-friendly — lineup come 2016. "The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show," Nevins said in a statement. "Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood’s most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly timely and buzzy subject. With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity »

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Showtime Orders Damian Lewis-Paul Giamatti Drama ‘Billions’ to Series

24 March 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has given a 12-episode series order to high-finance drama “Billions,” starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

Series revolves around politics and power in the world of Wall Street and New York investment firms. “Billions” was created by screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien and author-New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, who all exec produce. Koppelman and Levien will serve as showrunners.

Production is set to begin later this year in New York for a 2016 debut.

Giamatti plays a hard-driving U.S. attorney who clashes with a hedge fund titan played by Lewis. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. The pilot was helmed by Neil Burger, who is also an exec producer.

“The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show,” said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. »

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Damian Lewis-Paul Giamatti Drama Billions Gets Series Order at Showtime

24 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is money really the root of all evil?

Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are about to find out, now that Showtime has ordered 12 episodes of Billions — which the network describes as “a complex and contemporary drama about power politics in the New York world of high finance.”

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Lewis, an Emmy winner for Showtime’s Homeland, will play “brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king” Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, who’s on a collision course with the “hard-charging, politically savvy” U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Emmy winner Giamatti (John Adams, »

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Showtime Orders Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis Drama ‘Billions’ to Series

24 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Showtime has picked up Wall Street drama “Billions,” starring Paul Giamatti and “Homeland” alum Damian Lewis for 12 episodes. The series, described as a complex and contemporary drama about power politics in the New York world of high finance, is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (“Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Rounders”). Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of “Too Big To Fail,” which served as inspiration for the eponymous HBO film, also writes and executive produces. “The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show,” Showtime President. »

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‘Billions’ Financial Drama Starring Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis Gets Showtime Series Order

24 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After a short break, Homeland star Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime’s series lineup with a new drama, Billions. The pay cable network has picked up the Billions pilot, toplined by Lewis and Paul Gianatti, to series with a 12-episode order. Described as a complex contemporary drama about power politics in the New York world of high finance, Billions is written and executive produced by screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen), who will serve… »

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Showtime orders 'Billions' drama with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis

24 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Showtime is making a bet on "Billions," a new drama series set in the world of high finance, co-created by journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin and starring Emmy winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. The pay cable channel has ordered it to series, with a 12-episode first season to debut sometime next year. Per the Showtime announcement, "'Billions' is a fictional drama that takes an insider look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures – the hard charging, politically savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis). Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star." Sorkin, who knows this world well from his reporting (including "Too Big to Fail," the movie version of which featured Giamatti), and is writing and producing it with Brian Koppelman and David Levien. »

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Damian Lewis Is Returning to Showtime...but Not on Homeland! Get Scoop on His New Show

24 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Brody's back! Ok, not really! Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime, but not as everyone's favorite solider-turned-traitor-turned Claire Danes' leading man and baby daddy on Homeland. Lewis and Paul Giamatti are set to star in Showtime's new drama series Billions, the network announced on Tuesday.  "The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show," Showtime boss David Nevins said in a statement. "Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood's most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly »

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Showtime Orders Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis Drama 'Billions' to Series

24 March 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Showtime is investing in Billions. The premium cable network has ordered 12 episodes of the financial drama starring Homeland veteran Damian Lewis and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti. The hourlong entry, set in the Manhattan world of high finance, tells a contemporary tale of power politics. Billions is written and executive produced by Rounders' Brian Koppelman and David Levien along with The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, who famously chronicled the most recent financial crisis in his tome Too Big to Fail. (Given the dramatic nature of the crash, the latter was adapted into a critically acclaimed telepic starring Giamatti as

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Aussie cast in Netflix’s Daredevil

11 March 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Nikolai Nikolaeff.

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Nikolai Nikolaeff plays a supporting role in Daredevil, the Netflix-commissioned series based on the Marvel character created by Drew Goddard.

Charlie Cox (The Theory of Everything, Boardwalk Empire) is the lead, blind lawyer Matt Murdock by day and the crime-fighting superhero Daredevil by night in the Hell.s Kitchen neighbourhood of New York City.

Nikolaeff plays Vladimir, a Russian emigrant who with his brother Anatoly (Gideon Emery) is trying to forge a name for himself in the Us. He filmed his role in New York last year but the full cast has only just been revealed.

"Playing a character on a Marvel project and being in New York was an amazing experience for me," he told If today. "I can't tell quite articulate the feeling I had of getting off the subway in Red Hook (Brooklyn) that first day and walking down the street to set and seeing »

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

11 March 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Things are looking nowhere near as competitive in this category as they were last year, where Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those battling it out for the Emmy. With "Fargo" (and "True Detective," the next season of which will be eligible here) taking an eligibility period off, it's a pretty wide open race. Read More: 'True Detective' Season 2: Everything We Know Right Now (Almost) Veteran actors Richard Jenkins (who has somehow never received an Emmy nomination) and Bill Paxton seem like the arguable frontrunners for "Olive Kitteridge" and "Texas Rising," respectively, though definitely don't count out Adrien Brody ("Houdini"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Damian Lewis ("Wolf Hall"), Mark Rylance ("Wolf Hall"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime") and even Kiefer Sutherland ("24: Live Another Day"), all of whom would probably »

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

11 March 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Things are looking nowhere near as competitive in this category as they were last year, where Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those battling it out for the Emmy. With "Fargo" (and "True Detective," the next season of which will be eligible here) taking an eligibility period off, it's a pretty wide open race. Read More: 'True Detective' Season 2: Everything We Know Right Now (Almost) Veteran actors Richard Jenkins (who has somehow never received an Emmy nomination) and Bill Paxton seem like the arguable frontrunners for "Olive Kitteridge" and "Texas Rising," respectively, though definitely don't count out Adrien Brody ("Houdini"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Damian Lewis ("Wolf Hall"), Mark Rylance ("Wolf Hall"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime") and even Kiefer Sutherland ("24: Live Another Day"), all of whom would probably...

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Wolf Hall is BBC2's most popular drama since modern ratings began in 2002

6 March 2015 10:46 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Acclaimed Hilary Mantel adaptation had an average of 4.4 million viewers a week, a 15.8% share of the audience

BBC2’s acclaimed Hilary Mantel adaptation Wolf Hall has become the channel’s most popular drama since modern TV ratings began 13 years ago.

The six-part series, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damian Lewis as Henry VIII and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn, had an average of 4.4 million viewers a week, a 15.8% share of the audience.

Related: The strange and brilliant fiction of Hilary Mantel

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Wolf Hall: controversy, adaptation and poetic licence

3 March 2015 8:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We consider the controversies surrounding BBC Two's sumptuous Wolf Hall adaptation, feat. Damian Lewis, Mark Rylance and Claire Foy...

2015’s roster of prestige dramas is particularly dense, but the BBC’s take on Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall might just have already claimed its crown as the most controversial. It arrived freighted with the baggage always attached to adaptations of acclaimed novels, and further burdened by some thorny controversies all of its own. Mantel’s spirited attack on philosopher-saint Thomas More and equally fervent defence of his nemesis and her hero, Thomas Cromwell, was always bound to ignite debate. That, of course, is before we even touch on the subject of that rogue c-word and the choice to film night-time scenes by candlelight. We want accuracy, but only on our terms; when it jars with our perceptions of the past, out it goes.

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9 Historical Inaccuracies In BBC’s Wolf Hall

3 March 2015 3:59 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel “Wolf Hall” received much critical acclaim for its portrayal of the rapid rise of King Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell – yet it also garnered much criticism for several historical inaccuracies which featured in the show.

Damian Lewis’s portrayal of Henry VIII was fresh and quite magnificent, while Mark Rylance was brilliant as the opportunistic figure of Cromwell – whose rapid rise is facilitated by the demise of Thomas More (Anton Lesser).

Yet to what extent was Cromwell’s ascension to effective second-in-command in England achieved in the manner portrayed by the BBC’s six-part series?

Cromwell was confirmed as Henry VIII’s chief minister and principal secretary in April 1534, but in truth he had long since been the King’s closest confidante and most-trusted general. For once More had refused to acknowledge Henry VIII’s split from the Roman Catholic Church, »

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Allison Janney Confirms Masters of Sex Season 3 Return

2 March 2015 2:01 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Allison Janney‘s Sex-ual awakening will continue this summer.

The actress tells TVLine she is returning to Showtime’s Masters of Sex for Season 3 — reprising her role as the repressed but increasingly self-aware Margaret Scully for an arc that will last at least three episodes.

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Janney earned the 2014 Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series last year for her work in Season 1. She only appeared in a single Season 2 installment, after Margaret and her closeted gay husband Barton (Beau Bridges) took a »

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Wolf Hall: Claire Foy on why Damian Lewis is the perfect Henry VIII

2 March 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Why is Damian Lewis "perfect casting" as Henry VIII - and how similar is Claire Foy to Anne Boleyn?

Find out in a Digital Spy exclusive clip that sees Foy talk her role in ambitious historical drama Wolf Hall.

First broadcast on BBC Two in January 2015, Wolf Hall is a six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Mark Rylance leads the cast of the acclaimed series as Thomas Cromwell, chief minister to King Henry.

Mantel's third novel in her trilogy The Mirror and the Light is expected to be published later in 2015, with the team behind Wolf Hall also considering a TV follow-up.

Wolf Hall on DVD and Blu-ray is available to order from BBCShop.com.

BBC Two's Wolf Hall: Modern masterpiece or all bark and no bite? »

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