TCA: Showtime Renews ‘The Affair,’ Among Other Series Announcements

In advance of The Affair Season Three finale, Showtime has picked up the fourth season in the series. The show's multi-perspective narrative has drawn critical acclaim for its unpredictability and originality. Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) lead a distingusihed cast which includes Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. Showtime President and CEO, David Nevins, made the annuoncement during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

The Season Three finale airs Sunday January 29th at 10pm.

Showtime Picks Up Chi, Adds Jason Mitchell

After a successful one-hour pilot, Showtime has given a series order for Chi. Created, written, and executive produced by Lena Waithe (Master of None), the show is based off Waithe's experiences growing up in the South Side of Chicago. It's a relevant and timely coming of age story.

Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) joins the show as Brandon; an ambitious young man with dreams of opening a restaurant. Academy Award Winner and Chicago-native, Common also joins as an executive producer.

Air Dates Announced for I'm Dying Up Here and Guerilla

I'm Dying Up Here will debut Sunday June 4th at 10pm. Executive produced by Jim Carrey, the show takes place during the famed 70s comedic scene in Los Angeles, CA. Back when the golden ticket meant a stand-up spot on the Johnny Carson Show, a close knit but competitive group of friends search for their big break. The show stars Melissa Leo (Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Erik Griffin (Workaholics).

Guerilla is a six-part limited event series from Academy Award Winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). It's a love story set during one of the more politically explosive times in UK history, as a couple forms a radical underground cell in 70s London. Idris Elba (Luther) co-stars and executive produces the mini-series, which casts Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Getting On) as the leads.

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