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  • Showtime welcomes new comedies 'Shameless' and 'Episodes'

    Despite frequent attempts, many hit British TV series haven't been able to make a successful transition across the big pond to American television. For every success like NBC's "The Office," there's a bomb like the same network's "Coupling." Or, on a variety of channels, "Cracker," "Cold Feet," "Eleventh Hour," "Life on Mars," "Teachers," "Viva Laughlin!" and "Touching Evil."
  • 'State of Play'

    Like Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," "State of Play" compresses a British television miniseries into a stand-alone American thriller and does a pretty good job of it. It's best to see the remake first and catch up with the 2003 BBC miniseries afterward....

    Showtime to remake BAFTA-winning series 'Shameless' with William H. Macy

     
    Two-time Emmy winner William H. Macy could be starring in his first regular TV series gig if Showtime greenlights a remake of the Brit hit "Shameless." In the pilot, announced Wednesday, Macy will play the alcoholic patriarch of a working-class Chicago...

    Showtime remaking BAFTA Award-winning series 'Shameless' with William H. Macy

     
    Two-time Emmy winner William H. Macy has signed on for his first regular TV series gig, the Showtime remake of the Brit hit "Shameless." Macy will play the alcoholic patriarch of a working-class Chicago family who, after his wife abandons ship, leaves the...

    Showtime orders 'Shameless' to series

     
    Another British import is coming to the small screen, and this one stars William H. Macy."Shameless" is inspired by executive producer Paul Abbott's ("State of Play") life growing up in a working-class family with 10 children. The U.S. version, which...