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Will The Chi be the first series to do Chicago right?

No city is a “character.” As much as creators like to elevate their stories by claiming a location, it’s just a clichéd attempt to make something sound important without earning it. Cities are complicated places, and nowhere is that more obvious than in Showtime’s new drama series, The Chi. As much as recent headlines…

The Patrick Melrose trailer introduces us to Benedict Cumberbatch's latest literary egomaniac

Here’s one for anyone who’s ever wanted to see Benedict Cumberbatch play a famous literary egomaniac, except without all those Sherlock clues and mysteries always flitting around and getting in the way. Showtime today released the trailer for Cumberbatch’s upcoming five-episode series Patrick Melrose, based on Edward…

Stephen Colbert's Our Cartoon President takes some uncharacteristically weak Trump jabs in its first trailer

After releasing a teaser two weeks ago, Showtime deployed the first full trailer for its Stephen Colbert-produced animated political satire Our Cartoon President today, as part of the network’s showing at the ongoing TCA press tour. Starring voice-acting veteran Jeff Bergman as a grotesque, Muppet-esque take on Donald…

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Alexander Payne developing Showtime series that sounds a bit like What About Bob?

According to Deadline, Alexander Payne is developing a series for Showtime based on a Dutch show called Holland’s Hoop. Payne’s U.S. version will be called Kilroy County, and it will concern a forensic psychologist who works with “criminally insane” patients at a “high security facility near Chicago.” When his father…