Showtime To Pick Up Drama ‘The Affair’, Philip Seymour Hoffman Comedy To Series

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 9:15am PST
Nellie Andreeva

showtime_logo__121211185844__130120002910__130730210613__131210182749Showtime is expected to announce during their TCA session this morning that it has picked up to series drama pilot The Affair, starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, and comedy pilot Happyish (formerly Trending Down), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifan. Both will receive 10-episode orders. This is the second consecutive year that Showtime is picking up two of its three pilots to series. (The third 2013 pilot, drama The Vatican, did not go forward.) Since David Nevins joined the network as an entertainment president, he has ordered a total of eight pilots, six of which have gone to series. The first four series, Homeland, House Of Lies, Ray Donovan and Masters Of Sex all have been critical and commercial successes. (Add to that CBS’ Under The Dome, which was fully developed at Showtime.) They will now be joined by The Affair and Happyish as well as the upcoming direct-to-series genre drama Penny Dreadful. Read More »

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‘Fringe’s Joshua Jackson To Co-Star In Showtime Pilot ‘The Affair’

By | Monday August 26, 2013 @ 3:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fringe star Joshua Jackson is rounding out the quartet of leads of Showtime‘s drama pilot The Affair. From playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and co-creator Hagai Levi, The Affair is an intense and intimate exploration … Read More »

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Dominic West To Star In Showtime Pilot ‘The Affair’

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 8:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After lengthy negotiations, Dominic West (The Wire, The Hour) has been tapped as the male lead in Showtime‘s drama pilot The Affair. From playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and co-creator Hagai Levi, The Affair is an … Read More »

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