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Showtime removes many popular series from its streaming platforms

Showtime is now the latest network to remove popular series from its streaming platforms. to me Hollywood ReporterShowtime has pulled several series from broadcasting — including both American Gigolo And Let the right one, both of which were canceled on Mondays after only one season. Also removed starring Jim Carrey mixthe first season of super infusionAnd On becoming a god in Central FloridaAnd American RussianR. Seasons of acquired shows, including The End and Wakefield, have also been removed, and more shows are expected to be included.

The removals follow major news that Showtime and the premium version of Paramount+ will be renamed Paramount+ on Showtime later this year. Public. Showtime is owned by Paramount Global.

“Showtime has captivated audiences for decades with ambitious original series that defined premium content and fandom,” Paramount CEO Bob Bakish wrote in the company note. “Its name will always stand for groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed entertainment and creative excellence. Now, with the integration of Showtime content into our flagship streaming service, and select original Paramount+ joining the linear offering, Paramount+ will become the definitive multi-platform brand in the broadcast space — And the first of its kind to integrate live broadcast and linear content in this way.”

Regarding the series being removed from Showtime’s streaming platforms, THR reports that the rights holder of the affected series will be allowed to show the series. Let Right One In already be marketed to other outlets. Titles are also expected to be removed from Paramount+ as well — subscribers who pay for Showtime’s bundled service currently have access. This is expected to happen in the coming days.

“We are very proud of this series and the outstanding work of Demian Bashir, Madison Taylor Bays, Anika Noni Rose, showrunner Andrew Hendricker and fellow executive producers, and the entire cast and crew,” said a channel spokesperson. TVLine. “We’d like to thank all of them and our partners at Tomorrow Studios, and wish everyone the best moving forward.”

Another show was also affected by the changes at Showtime on Monday following broadcast changes. Shailene Woodley starring three women was announced by the network before its first season aired even though production had been completed. The series is said to be “quietly marketed by its producers” with Deadline reporting that at least one show is already on the table.

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