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Vulture WatchHave the mighty fallen? Will the Billions TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Billions season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, the Billions TV show stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashād. Eric Bogosian will recur and Mary Louise Parker will guest star in season two. Billions follows U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). The second installment picks up right after the season one finale, which ended in a confrontation between Rhoades and hedge fund king "Axe." Now, the duo will engage in a "scorched-earth battle" »
“Billions” cashed in big with its Season 2 finale, with the Sunday night episode outperforming both the Season 1 finale and the Season 2 premiere.
According to Nielsen data, the Season 2 finale drew in an estimated 1.02 million viewers, airing at 10 p.m. on Showtime. The season premiere averaged 753,000 viewers in its initial airing, meaning this season’s finale improved on the premiere by 35%. It also managed to edge out the Season 1 finale, which drew 1.01 million viewers back in April 2016. Across multiple airings, the Season 2 finale managed 1.32 million viewers for the night. Based on eight weeks of available data, the second season is averaging 4.6 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms.
This season of the critically-acclaimed series picked up shortly after the events of the explosive Season 1 finale. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) will stop at nothing to settle their personal war. But both men will have to contend with »
- Joe Otterson
“What do the words ‘actor’ and ‘actress’ mean to you regarding the awards?” “Billions” star Asia Kate Dillon recalled asking the Television Academy when they were deciding whether to submit under supporting actor or supporting actress for this year’s Emmy Awards.
Dillon, who identifies as gender non-binary (using the pronouns they, their, and them) and plays a non-binary character on the hit Showtime drama, eventually chose to submit in the supporting actor category after learning from the Television Academy that “any performer can enter either category for any reason.” Dillon, who plays Taylor Mason, a financial genius who becomes a potent weapon for Damian Lewis’ hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod, also mentioned a definition they learned for the term “actor,” which, in the late 1500s was often referenced as a non-gender and non-sex word.
“I’ve been aware of binaries in awards systems since I’ve been aware of awards ceremonies,” Dillon »
- Jason Pham
Taylor Mason is sticking around. Deadline reports Asia Kate Dillon has been promoted to series regular for season three of the Showtime TV series Billions.Dillon plays "financial whiz" Taylor Mason on the drama, which also stars Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad. Showtime renewed Billions for a third season in March.Read More… »
When it premiered at the start of 2016, you might have been forgiven for overlooking “Billions.” At the time when the term Peak TV was becoming inescapable, it was another prestige cable TV drama centered on white dudes in a world of wealth and privilege. Even the cast seemed to be recycled from other acclaimed shows: Damian Lewis from “Homeland,” Paul Giamatti from “John Adams,” Maggie Siff from “Sons Of Anarchy,” Toby Leonard Moore from “Daredevil,” David Costabile from “Breaking Bad,” Jeffrey DeMunn from “The Walking Dead.”
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The territory — big money on Wall Street — felt like it had been well-trodden recently on the big screen too, with the success of “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and “The Big Short.” So all told, it felt like it was destined to be overshadowed by other shows like HBO’s “Vinyl,” which debuted around the same time »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Last year, the Billions TV show had solid ratings for a Showtime series. Will viewers return for season two? Will this series be renewed for a third season or, will Billions be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.On the Billions TV show, sharp U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) leads the charge against corruption in American finance. Meanwhile, a self-made billionaire named Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) controls one of the most lucrative hedge funds in the world. With stakes in the billions of dollars, the two are on a collision course and use their intelligence, power, and influence to outsmart the other. The rest of the cast also includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.3/8 Update: Showtime has renewed Billions for a third season. Details here.Read More… »
Chuck and Bobby will have plenty of time to settle their scores. The Billions TV show has been renewed for a third season on Showtime.Billions stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashād. Get the scoop from the Showtime press release, and don't miss the preview of the upcoming episode, featuring Mark Cuban. Read More… »
“‘Billions’ continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in Season 3.”
Season 2, currently airing, picked up immediately after the Season 1 finale. Hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. The series explores the dynamic in the battle of law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the »
- Oriana Schwindt
One episode was provided prior to broadcast.
When Billions first debuted, it appeared on the surface that it would tell the clichéd story of the downfall of a greedy Wall Street fat cat getting his comeuppance. What no one could have seen coming is the fact that viewers would end up rooting for Bobby “Axe” Axelrod every bit as much as U.S. Attorney Charles “Chuck” Rhoades Jr., as we quickly learned that there was more to both men than met the eye. TV shows making us root for the bad guy is nothing new (just look at The Sopranos), but with two leads that both have questionable morals, Billions has played a tug of war with its audience every bit as much as it has with characters like Wendy Rhoades and Bryan Connerty.
Following that tense confrontation at the end of season 1, the season 2 premiere takes something of a »
- Josh Wilding
Fans of Billions are in for a surprise treat. Today, Showtime released the series' season two premiere online ahead of its TV debut next week.The drama centers on the conflict between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The cast also includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.Read More… »
According to CBS, "When Bull assists the U.S. Attorney's Office with a manslaughter trial against a real estate magnate, Andrew Withrow (Toby Leonard Moore), he finds himself once again opposing Diana Lindsay (Jill Flint), his romantic rival. As the case gets underway, Bull's penchant for winning goes into overdrive when he realizes the defendant is a clinical sociopath determined to use Diana to antagonize him during the proceedings."
A selection of new TV promos have arrived on this week, giving us a look at the upcoming shows Beyond, Trial & Error, 24: Legacy, Chicago Justice, along with the second seasons of Billions and The Magicians; check them out here…
“Beyond” is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?
Trial & Error is your new weekly addiction. A serialized murder-mystery comedy from Jeff Astrof (Ground Floor, Friends) and Matt Miller (Forever, Chuck), this documentary-style single-camera series goes into the heart of a quirky, small Southern town to follow the arrest and murder trial »
- Amie Cranswick
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