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Showtime Previews City on a Hill, Couples Therapy, and Ziwe

At today’s Television Critics Association Press Tour panels, Showtime showed new trailers for the second seasons of City on a Hill and Couples Therapy, and announced the premiere of Ziwe.

Showtime Previews City on a Hill, Couples Therapy, and Ziwe

CITY ON A HILL

City on a Hill is the acclaimed drama series starring Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon and Screen Actors Guild award winner Aldis Hodge.

The series will return for season two on Sunday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Beginning April 18, the series will move to 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Season two centers on a federal housing project in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston that is plagued with drug violence and a rightful distrust in local law enforcement. As coalition leader Grace Campbell (Pernell Walker) works tirelessly on behalf of the community, her efforts are undermined by gang activity happening right under her nose.

Enter irreverent FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Bacon), who is here to exploit Boston’s defective criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. Unfortunately for Jackie, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) is onto his adversary’s latest misstep.

In time, the personal antagonism between these two escalates to an all-out war between the offices of the U.S. Attorney and the Suffolk DA. No one is safe from the collateral damage.

Season two also stars Lauren E. Banks, Mark O’Brien, Amanda Clayton, Matthew Del Negro and Jill Hennessy with guest stars Pernell Walker, Keiko Elizabeth, Lucia Ryan, Kameron Kierce, Shannon Wallace, John Doman, and Michael O’Keefe.

City on a Hill is executive produced by multiple Emmy winner Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street), who also serves as showrunner.

In addition, City on a Hill is executive produced by Jennifer Todd, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jorge Zamacona Barry Levinson, Chuck MacLean and Michael Cuesta. Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge and Michele Giordano serve as co-executive producers.

COUPLES THERAPY

Showtime has also released the trailer for the second season of Couples Therapy, the critically-acclaimed docuseries providing viewers an authentic and visceral look at weekly therapy sessions with world-class therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik.

The nine-episode season will premiere Sunday, April 18, with the first two episodes airing back-to-back at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

New episodes will continue to air back-to-back on Sunday nights for four weeks, with the finale airing on May 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The entire season will also release for on-demand streaming on Showtime and across all Showtime partner platforms on April 18.

Couples Therapy follows eight months of therapy sessions with Dr. Guralnik as she deftly guides couples through honest confrontation with each other, revealing real-life struggles and extraordinary breakthroughs.

The second season features three entirely new couples working through intense conflicts: a single mother’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to examine if the father is actually the man she wants to be with, a woman confronts her husband for failing to deliver the life she wants, and the raw trauma of near-fatal alcoholism reveals unexpected consequences for a young gay couple.

Couples Therapy is produced by Edgeline Films for Showtime and directed by Kim Roberts and Josh Kriegman. Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli Despres serve as executive producers.

ZIWE

Showtime announced today that Ziwe, the new variety series starring and executive produced by Ziwe (Desus & Mero, Our Cartoon President), will premiere Sunday, May 9 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

The six-episode season will feature interviews, musical numbers, guest stars, sketches and more – including unscripted and unpredictable interactions with everyday people.

Writer, comedian and performer Ziwe, who also serves as showrunner on the series, brings her singular, riotously funny, no-holds-barred brand to Showtime with her new eponymous late-night variety show, Ziwe.

Previously, Ziwe wrote for Desus & Mero, Our Cartoon President and Dickinson and rose to viral popularity with her ground-breaking and provocative Instagram Live series questioning cultural figures on race.

She has also voiced Vice President Kamala Harris and other roles for Our Cartoon President, as well as Tooning Out the News, and appears in her own Pop Show, which she created and performs at Brooklyn’s Union Hall with original pop songs off her album Generation Ziwe.

Ziwe is produced by A24. In addition to Ziwe, Jamund Washington and Hunter Speese serve as executive producers.


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