SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR RETURNING HIT SERIES SHAMELESS, KIDDING AND RAY DONOVAN

SHAMELESS Season 10 Premieres November 3 at 9 PM ET/PT

KIDDING Season Two Premieres On November 3 at 10 PM ET/PT

RAY DONOVAN Season 7 Premieres November 17 at 8 PM ET/PT In New Time Slot

LOS ANGELES – August 2, 2019– SHOWTIME has announced its fall lineup of returning series with SHAMELESS Season 10 starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and SAG Award® winner William H. Macy returning on Sunday, November 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It will be directly followed by the second season premiere of the half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe® winner Jim Carrey airing two back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT every Sunday. The seventh season premiere of RAY DONOVAN starring Emmy® and SAG Award nominee Liev Schreiber will debut in a new, earlier time period at 8 p.m. ET/PT on November 17. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour.

The tenth season of SHAMELESS  picks up six months after last season’s finale: Frank (Macy) uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible and his exploits lead him to an old friend. Debbie (Emma Kenney), emboldened by the $50,000 left to her by Fiona, has stepped in as the new matriarch, ruling over the Gallagher household with an iron fist. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) navigates his relationship with a newly affectionate Tami (Kate Miner). Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) has to decide what to do with his life as he finishes military school and heads back to the South side. Liam (Christian Isaiah) is committed to learning more about black history and culture under the tutelage of V (Shanola Hampton) as Kev (Steve Howey) faces an identity crisis. Gallavich returns this season as Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers. Created by Paul Abbott, SHAMELESS is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Developed for American television by John Wells, the series is executive produced by Wells, Nancy M. Pimental, and Joe Lawson.

Jim Carrey returns in his Golden Globe nominated performance as the iconic children’s television host, Jeff Pickles, in the second season of KIDDING. This season picks up moments after season one’s cliffhanger, and with his beloved Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time off the air for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Pickles must find a way to communicate with his many fans who still need him. Jeff creates a new and controversial method to talk directly to children across the world only to become the target of animosity for the first time in his career. As Jeff navigates the most complicated moral gray areas of his life, he discovers a new side of himself in a season full of music, magic, puppets and pathos.  The series also stars Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out), Judy Greer (Married), Cole Allen, Juliet Morris and Justin Kirk (WEEDS). KIDDING is executive produced by Carrey, Dave Holstein, Michel Gondry, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Emmy nominee Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente. To watch and share the KIDDING trailer, go to: https://youtu.be/ywdShPl5HEw.

Season seven of RAY DONOVAN finds Ray (Liev Schreiber in his three-time Emmy nominated and five-time Golden Globe nominated role) working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (five-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alan Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti (Zach Grenier), an unrelenting NYPD officer hunting for the truth and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find the balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself. And when Feratti’s corruption brings a piece of Mickey’s past (Jon Voight, in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role) back to New York, Ray is forced to seek answers to long-buried questions. Meanwhile, Bunchy (Dash Mihok), hoping for a fresh start, bunks in Ray’s apartment and works stocking shelves at a pharmacy. Terry (Eddie Marsan) is offered a new, unconventional healing opportunity. Daryll (Pooch Hall) struggles to figure out where he fits into the Donovan clan. Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) and Smitty (Graham Rogers) face the realities of married life. A SHOWTIME production,  RAY DONOVAN is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro, and was created by Ann Biderman. 

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CONTACTS:

FOR SHAMELESS:

Frank Marceshini                                         Chloe Comins

(310) 234-5342                                             (617) 505-5304                             

frank.marchesini@showtime.net              chloe.comins@showtime.net          

 

FOR KIDDING:

Nicole Elice                                                   Amanda Cary

(310) 234-5218                                             (212) 708-1593

nicole.elice@showtime.net                        amanda.cary@showtime.net

 

FOR RAY DONOVAN

Nicole Elice                                                   Chloe Comins

(310) 234-5218                                             (617) 505-5304                             

nicole.elice@showtime.net                        chloe.comins@showtime.net