And… I’m back!
And to start off, some good news that have transpired late last week from Showtime.
The cable network has announced that it has renewed its comedy “Episodes”, starring Matt LeBlanc, for a third season. Production is set to begin next year on nine half-hour episodes.
And today, Showtime has sent out another press release, announcing the premiere dates of three shows that will be returning early next year.
Actually, it’s just one date: Sunday, January 13.
At 9 PM ET/PT, “Shameless” returns for its third season, with Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) having moved into the Gallagher home, and Fiona (Emmy Rossum) soon realizing that a GED will only get her so far and that a long-term relationship with Jimmy isn’t as fulfilling as she expected. Meanwhile, Frank (William H. Macy) reappears south of the border with no idea as to how he got there.
10 PM ET/PT on the same night will see the return of “House of Lies”, which launches its second season. When the show returns, The Pod – especially Marty (Don Cheadle) and Jeannie (Kristen Bell) – must deal with the fall-out from the big merger showdown. Meanwhile, Marty is thrown by the arrival of a new ‘frenemy’ at work and by Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.), who decides to move in with his lunatic mother, Monica (Dawn Olivieri).
And at 10.30 PM ET/PT, “Californication” returns for its sixth season. Per the press release, “noted actress Maggie Grace (“Lost”) has signed on for nine episodes as the infamous rock groupie Faith, who develops an unconventional relationship with Hank. She is joined in two episodes by her former Lost co-star Jorge Garcia as an old contact from Faith’s past. International comedy star Tim Minchin takes on the role of Atticus Fetch, a mad-as-a-hatter rock star who will write the music for the Broadway production of Hank’s hit novel. Fetch enlists the ever-cynical Hank to collaborate on the project, which he calls “…a rock opera about love conquering all.” Notorious rocker Marilyn Manson will also make a guest appearance.”