Showtime has announced the movies and TV shows coming to the service in August. The Showtime August 2020 lineup includes the premiere of the new drama series We Hunt Together. A gripping twist on a classic cat-and-mouse story, the series explores the intoxication of sexual attraction and the dangerous power of emotional manipulation.
The Chi will conclude its third season on Sunday, August 23. The Circus will return on Sunday, August 16, focusing on the upcoming 2020 presidential election. True crime docu-series Love Fraud premieres on Sunday, August 30. Late night icons Desus & Mero will continue with new episodes on Sundays and Thursdays.
Subscribers will also have access to the network’s premium collection of hit films, with August spotlighting ’90s teen classics such as Mean Girls, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Rudy and She’s All That, as well as iconic chick flicks like Bridget Jones’s Diary, Failure to Launch, Five Feet Apart and Kate & Leopold.
Showtime August 2020 Original Series
WE HUNT TOGETHER
Series Premiere Sunday, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A gripping twist on a classic cat-and-mouse story, WE HUNT TOGETHER explores the intoxication of sexual attraction and the dangerous power of emotional manipulation. As two conflicted detectives (Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay) track down a pair of deadly killers (Hermione Corfield and Dipo Ola), the series reveals how finding a volatile form of solace in one another can have dire consequences.
Series Returns Sunday, August 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
THE CIRCUS returns to SHOWTIME as America approaches a monumental presidential election, confronts systemic racism and endures a deadly pandemic and economic upheaval. Co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon will again take viewers behind the scenes as the Trump and Biden campaigns hurtle toward a historic Election Day in November. New will premiere on Sundays and continue through the election.
Series Premiere Sunday, August 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The four-part docu-series LOVE FRAUD follows the search for one man, Richard Scott Smith, who over the past 20 years has used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women in search of love — conning them out of their money and dignity. Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady capture the story as it unravels in real time as his victims band together to seek sweet revenge by turning to a bounty hunter when they feel the justice system has failed them.
Series Finale Sunday, August 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Pat Kondelis, five-part docu-series OUTCRY examines the gripping story of Texas high school football star Greg Kelley, his controversial conviction for child molestation, and the quest for truth and justice that followed in the wake of his sentencing. The series captures a raw and divided community over the course of three years as both sides of the appeal process work in pursuit of opposing truths.
Season Finale Sunday, August 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
As season three of THE CHI continues, Kevin (Alex Hibbert), his mom Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and her new wife Dre (Miriam A. Hyman) are on edge waiting for any shred of news about Kiesha’s (Birgundi Baker) disappearance. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and his new business partner Dom (La La Anthony) make progress in their food venture with Zeke’s (Lil Rel Howery) help. Jada (Yolonda Ross) decides to take a leap in life and with her co-worker Tomás (Salvador Chacon). A struggling Ronnie (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) seeks absolution from his past. With his estranged wife Roselyn (Kandi Burruss) as his adviser, Douda (Curtiss Cook) notches up the heat on his mayoral campaign against rival Camille (Lena Waithe). Trig (Luke James) ramps up his bid for custody of his younger brother Jake (Michael V. Epps) with help from girlfriend Imani (Jasmine Davis). Playing the hero, Papa (Shamon Brown) swoops in to help girlfriend Maisha (Genesis Denise Hale).
DESUS & MERO
Sundays and Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Previously airing Mondays and Thursdays, DESUS & MERO now airs weekly on Sunday and Thursday nights, continuing to shoot remotely from the hosts’ own homes. Each episode features Desus Nice (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez) giving their take on the day’s hot topics and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Saturday, August 1 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Philadelphia’s 122-pound rising star Stephen Fulton Jr. will square-off against talented, fellow undefeated contender Angelo Leo in a 12-round matchup for the vacant WBO junior featherweight world title live from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. This will mark the first live boxing event on SHOWTIME since ShoBox: The New Generation on March 13.
Saturday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Undefeated David Benavidez, one of the brightest and youngest champions in the sport of boxing, will kick off his second reign as WBC Super Middleweight Champion as he defends his title against power-puncher Romer Alexis Angulo live from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Available August 1
Along Came a Spider
The Bounce Back
Children of Men
The Devil’s Own
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Little Mermaid
Man on the Moon
The Manchurian Candidate
MI-5: The Greater Good
My Week With Marilyn
Night of the Living Dead
Punisher: War Zone
The Pursuit of Happyness
Scent of a Woman
She’s All That
Stand Up Guys
Wayne’s World 2
What Lies Beneath
Woman Walks Ahead
You Can Count on Me
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Three Christs (Premiere)
The Little Mermaid
Available August 20
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Run This Town (Premiere)
Available August 24
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Woman Walks Ahead
Available August 28
Girls’ Night In:
Beastly, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Employee of the Month, Failure to Launch, Five Feet Apart, Ghost, Good Luck Chuck, Good Will Hunting, Kate & Leopold, Laggies, Leap Year, Letters To Juliet, Mean Girls, Obvious Child, Pretty In Pink, Sabrina, Second Act, She’s All That, Stepmom, The Switch, When In Rome
The Craft, Fear, Good Will Hunting, Higher Learning, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Metropolitan, Rudy, Scent of a Woman, She’s All That, Urban Legend