Premium channel Showtime is launching its biggest free preview weekend ever Jan. 11-13, making the network available in more than 80 million homes across the country.
The network currently attracts 22 million subscribers and will be available to 58 million more, for one weekend only. Viewers across the country will have the opportunity to sample the premium network's programming on Showtime, Showtime HD, Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime. The Free Preview weekend will include the series premieres of the critically-acclaimed series Shameless, House of Lies and Californication, live offerings from Showtime Sports including ShoBox: The New Generation and Strikeforce, and the television premieres of the blockbuster hit The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I and The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep.
Free Preview Weekend viewers will also have access to every season of original series Dexter, Homeland, Nurse Jackie and Weeds, via Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime.
The premium network also will air a number of feature films and documentaries throughout the weekend, including My Week with Marilyn, The Help, War Horse,Source Code, A Better Life, Our Idiot Brother, Real Steel,Scream 4,Fright Night,The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and 50/50. The Free Preview Weekend will be offered by nearly 50 distributors nationwide including AT&T U-verse, Cable One, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Dish Network, Mediacom, Suddenlink Communications, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.