SHOWTIME Free Preview Weekend Starts January 7

Showtime Shows - Dexter, Weeds, Californication

I don’t know about everyone else out there, but I really look forward to these “Free Preview Weekends”. They give me a chance to watch shows I don’t normally get to see and check out what those premium cable networks have to offer. Since all of my friends have told me that Dexter is an incredible show, I think I’ll be checking that one out for sure. Also I’ll be doing what one of my friends suggested once, and record a bunch of movies on my DVR to be watched later at my leisure. I tell ya, the invention of the DVR just makes these preview weekends even more worthwhile.

So set your DVRs folks..

SHOWTIME will be available in a record 61 million households for a Free Preview Weekend from Friday, January 7 through Monday, January 10. Viewers across the country will have the opportunity to sample the premium network’s award-winning programming on Showtime, Showtime HD and Showtime On Demand. The Free Preview weekend will include the anticipated series premieres of two new original series Shameless and Episodes, the fourth season premiere of Californication, the Sports mixed martial arts series Strikeforce Challengers live from Nashville, and the premium television premiere of The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Free Preview Weekend viewers will also have access to the critically-acclaimed original series The Big C, Californication, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara and Weeds.

Showtime will also air a variety of feature films and documentaries including Nine, Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Extraordinary Measures, Cairo Time and Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.

The fun starts on Friday, January 7 at 11 p. m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with the popular prospect-oriented Mixed Martial Arts series, Strikeforce Challengers.

Then on Saturday, January 8 at 8 p. m. ET/PT stay tuned because The Twilight Saga: New Moon will make its premium television debut.

Finally, on Sunday, January 9 from 9 to 11 p. m. ET/PT, Showtime will unveil its “Biggest. Sunday. Ever.” with the fourth season premiere of Californication (9 p. m. ET/PT), and the new original series premieres of Episodes (9:30 p. m. ET/PT) and Shameless (10 p. m. ET/PT).

The Free Preview Weekend is available to digital subscribers of participating providers only. Not all services are available in all areas. Previews may contain PG, PG-13, TV-14, TVMA and R rated programming. You must be a digital subscriber to receive video on demand and HD. Viewers who tune in and order Showtime for the first time, can get $25 cash back. For additional details on the offer go to SHO. com/order and for Showtime Free Preview weekend, go to SHO. com/freepreview.

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