Showtime to Offer Previews of Damian Lewis Drama ‘Billions,’ ‘Shameless’ Season Six

Showtime is toll in 2016 with a special treat.

The compensate cabler will offer a array premiere of new Wall Street play Billions, starring Homeland‘s Damian Lewis and Oscar hopeful Paul Giamatti, and a deteriorate 6 premiere of family dramedy Shameless commencement Jan. 1.

Viewers will be means to representation a episodes for giveaway on YouTube, Facebook and on Showtime’s central website,, as good as streaming services including Hulu, Roku and PlayStation Vue. They will both also be accessible for download as video podcasts on iTunes, and around a array of radio providers’ giveaway On Demand channels and websites.

Showtime subscribers will also be means to watch a array and deteriorate premieres, respectively, on Showtime Anytime, a network’s stand-alone streaming service.

The digital hide demeanour comes 9 days forward of Shameless’ lapse on Sunday, Jan. 10 during 9 p.m., and some-more than dual weeks before Billions premieres on Sunday, Jan. 17 during 10 p.m. Showtime has used a same plan in a past, permitting viewers an early demeanour during a array of The Affair in 2014.

Billions, set in a Manhattan universe of high finance, tells a contemporary story of energy politics.The hourlong play will lane a imminent collision between dual huge figures: a hard-charging, politically savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), and a ambitious, shining sidestep account aristocrat Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star.

The array is created and executive constructed by Rounders‘ Brian Koppelman and David Levien along with The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin and director Neil Burger (Divergent), who helmed a pilot.

Shameless is entrance off of the initial Emmy win for guest singer Joan Cusack. Star William H. Macy also took home his initial Screen Actors Guild Award for his purpose progressing this year.