Showtime Summer 2010 TV Show Premieres

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Showtime has announced its summer 2010 TV shows premieres. In addition to returning programming, we’ll discover three new series: THE BIG C, THE REAL L WORD and THE GREEN ROOM WITH PAUL PROVENZA.

The new dark comedy series THE BIG C will premiere on August 16th at 10:30pm. It stars Laura Linney as a wife, mother and teacher who upends her life after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. Oliver Platt (Huff, Frost/Nixon) stars as her immature, yet well-meaning husband, and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) plays her precocious student.

THE REAL L WORD, which premieres on Sunday, June 20th at 10pm, is a new reality show inspired by the famed, long-running SHOWTIME series. Produced by the original producer of THE L WORD, Ilene Chaiken, and Magical Elves (Project Runway, Top Chef), this show will follow a group of real-life, hot and happening lesbians in their daily lives at work and play in Los Angeles. Sometimes real life is even more compelling than fiction.

The new comedy series, THE GREEN ROOM WITH PAUL PROVENZA, which premieres Thursday, June 10th at 10:30p, features comedian/actor/producer Paul Provenza and the world’s greatest comedians in a roundtable setting, speaking off-the-cuff and uncensored before a studio audience. Panelists include Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Eddie Izzard, Paul Mooney, Bob Saget, and Jonathan Winters, among other notable and legendary talents.

Showtime’s Summer 2010 TV premiere dates:

Thursday, June 10th

PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! – 10 pm
THE GREEN ROOM WITH PAUL PROVENZA – 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 20th

THE REAL L WORD – 10 pm

Monday, August 16th

WEEDS – 10 pm
THE BIG C – 10:30 pm