TCA: Showtime Adds Live Feed to Authenticated App

Network sets January returns for ‘Episodes,’ ‘Shameless,’ ‘House of Lies’

Los Angeles -- Showtime Anytime, the authenticated TV Everywhere service, will introduce live east and west coast feeds of the network’s programming, the network announced at the TCA press tour on Tuesday.

In a first for a first for a premium network, Showtime’s series, movie library, specials and sports will be available for subscribers to watch live on iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android phones and tablets in the U.S.

Other announcements made Tuesday include:

• Showtime announced its January 2014 premiere schedule, with the fourth season of Shameless premiering on Sunday, Jan 12 at 9 p.m. followed by House of Lies at 10 p.m. and the return of Episodes at 10:30 p.m. Californication’s seventh season moves to April, where it will be paired with the sixth season of Nurse Jackie.

• The network has ordered the six-part documentary series Time of Death, which will spotlight people facing the end stage of life. The series is from Magical Elves and is currently in post-production for a fall debut.

• Showtime has inked a two-year overall deal with Dexter executive producer Scott Buck to develop new projects for the network. He is currently supervising the script for an adaptation of Matthew Spektor’s novel American Dream Machine.

• The network has ordered a pilot for Trending Down, a comedy attacking our youth-obsessed culture, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn.

• Josh Harnett and Eva Green will star in upcoming horror drama series Penny Dreadful from executive producers Sam Mendes and John Logan that is set to premiere in 2014.