Both “Billions” and “Black Monday” will have to air their upcoming seasons in two parts due to the production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Showtime announced on Wednesday.“Billions,” is set to premiere its fifth season on Sunday, May 3, will run weekly through its first seven episodes of the season, with the remainder to air later this year. “Black Monday” will air its first six episodes starting Sunday, April 12, with the final four episodes of the season following later in the year.The new schedules come after Showtime was forced to shut down production on both series because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Billions” and “Black Monday” join a growing list of shows that have had to rethink their airdates after the virus brought nearly all TV production to a halt earlier this month.Also Read: 'Empire' to End Early Due to Coronavirus Shutdown, Fox Sets Episode 18 as Series Finale (Video)Earlier this month, AMC said it was unable to complete work on the season finale episode of “The Walking Dead” and Season 10 of the zombie drama would be forced to end early. A number of broadcast dramas that had not completed work on their seasons were forced to make similar moves, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and Fox’s “Empire.”In order to compensate for the gaps in its schedule, Showtime also announced on Wednesday that it would move up the premiere date of “The Chi” Season 3 to Sunday, June 21. The drama, which has completed work on its entire season, was originally scheduled to debut in July.The first season of the network’s upcoming “Penny Dreadful” spinoff “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” has also been completed and will air uninterrupted beginning Sunday, April 26.Read original story Showtime Changes Schedules for ‘Billions,’ ‘Black Monday’ and ‘The Chi’ Due to Production Delays At TheWrap
"Billions" has been renewed for a fifth season at Showtime. The news comes as the hit drama series is still in the midst of its fourth season, with the fourth season finale set to air on June 9. The series was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. […]
"Billions" star Malin Akerman swung by Conan to talk about her 3-year-old son Sebastian, who is happy to talk about his peeper with anyone who is willing to listen.
Malin Akerman, star of Showtime’s Billions, was on Late Night when Seth Meyers whipped out a risque picture from her modeling days. Akerman began her showbiz career modeling for brands like Abercrombie and Fitch, but quickly found that the clothing industry could be rather revealing. Considering that this garment ad contained almost no attire whatsoever, Meyers had to ask the question we were all thinking, “And you are selling clothes, right?” Akerman laughed but agreed, “I don’t know what we were selling. We got to set, and after two shots, the clothes came off.”
In Billions–which hopes to comfort your loss of The Affair Sunday nights on Showtime–Damian Lewis stars as Bobby Axelrod, a hedge-fund billionaire who favors tight t-shirts as formal wear and likes Metallica cranked up to 11. Billions, created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, is set up to be a high-quality, insider look at insider trading, with the promise that we’ll see a greedy egomaniac brought low. For every macho-creep thing done by Axe—that’s what everyone who really knows Axelrod calls him—he’s also shown to be a frequently generous guy, loyal to old friends and an active participant in a solid marriage to Malin Akerman’s Lara.
We’re already very invested in Malin Akerman’s new Showtime series. The actress took over Yahoo TV’s Instagram account to give us a behind-the-scenes look at a day on the set of her new drama, Billions, and judging by the photos of the A-list cast and top-of-the-line crew, it appears to be a worthy investment. Related: Watch the Premiere of ‘Billions’ Here Now Akerman starts her day with an early morning shout-out with her driver and a snap from her hairstyling chair (a billion bucks can buy a lot of glam), before posing with co-stars Damian Lewis (her TV hubby, hedge-fund king Bobby Axelrod) and Maggie Siff (Bobby’s star employee, Wendy Rhodes). In a separate snap, she warns Siff’s character to “keep her distance” from her man.
It’s a new year, and 2016 brings us a slew of new shows to watch, dissect, binge, and obsess over. Mega stars Jennifer Lopez and Joan Allen headline the thrillers Shades of Blue and The Family, while spinoffs Legends of Tomorrow and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders extend familiar universes. FX and Ryan Murphy take us back to the mid-’90s with a dramatized look at “The Trial of the Century” in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J.
Created by the screenwriting team of Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and financial world journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions is the tale of two Wall Street titans on a head-to-head collision course. In one corner, there’s hedge fund wizard Bobby Axelrod (Homeland’s Damian Lewis), who is as popular with his employees and the public as he is envied by fellow would-be Masters of the Universe.