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Showtime may be a subsidiary of the CBS Corporation and primarily associated with movies, but it still had some of the best shows of 2019. This is a list of the best Show shows, ranked by fans who couldn't wait to see what the Showtime put out next. Along with channels like HBO and Starz, cable networks like Showtime feature some of the best new shows on TV right now.
Showtime's slogan is "Brace Yourself" and in 2019, you better. There may not have been a lot of new Showtime shows in 2019, but each one felt perfectly picked. A follow up to Penny Dreadful, the 1930s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels aired in 2019. For a totally different kind of period piece, the new comedy Black Monday is set during the 1987 stock market crash.
Which were the best shows that premiered on Showtime in 2019? Vote up the best new Showtime series you couldn't wait to watch and vote down the shows that you can still live without.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime, 2020) is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan, and a spinoff of the 2014 series. In 1930s Los Angeles, LAPD's first Mexican-American detective (Daniel Zovatto) and a veteran officer (Nathan Lane) investigates a brutal murder, embroiling them in the city's rich history. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza, Nathan Lane, Rory Kinnear
Genres (Tv): Period drama, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean. District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) and corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rhodes (Kevin Bacon) take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s citywide criminal justice system. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Kevin Chapman, Amanda Clayton, Rory Culkin, + more
Genres (Tv): Crime drama
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series created by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky. Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise, a cultish, flag waving, multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Ted Levine, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto
Genres (Tv): Comedy, Dark comedy
The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, 2019) is an American television drama and a revival-sequel to the 2004 series The L Word. Original characters Bette (Jennifer Beals), Alice (Leisha Hailey), and Shane (Katherine Moennig) will return, accompanied by new characters including Dani and Michah. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig
Genres (Tv): Drama