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Showtime September 2021 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Showtime has announced the movies, TV shows and sports programming coming to the service in September. The Showtime September 2021 lineup includes the new drama series American Rust, based on Philipp Meyer’s debut novel and starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney.

The Showtime September 2021 schedule also features the return of Billions, documentary series The Circus, and acclaimed comedy series Back to Life.

Showtime September 2021 Movies and TV Titles Announced

The L Word: Generation Q will continue to release new episodes Fridays, while comedy series Work in Progress will premiere new episodes on Sundays throughout September.

The Showtime September 2021 slate includes two in-depth documentary features. Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James provides an intimate yet propulsive look at James, featuring rare footage of his incredible live shows, never-before-seen home video, original interviews with legendary artists, collaborators and friends, and a treasure trove of recorded interviews.

Showtime September 2021 - American Rust

Detainee 101 unpacks the mysteries surrounding the young American man John Walker Lindh found on the battlefield in Afghanistan alongside the people who were supposed to be his enemies. Also, the four-part docuseries Gossip will air its finale GOSSIP.

This month on Showtime Sports, WBC champion Brandon Figueroa and WBO champion Stephen Fulton Jr. meet in a title unification bout headlining a three-fight card from Park Theater in Las Vegas. Sho Box: The Next Generation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, returns with an exciting tripleheader displaying hot talent from top to bottom; the main event features Detroit’s unbeaten Jarico O’Quinn against Saul Sanchez in a 10-round bantamweight bout.

Showtime September 2021 - Billions

Subscribers will also have access to the network’s premium collection of hit films. This September, the streamer highlights Hispanic Heritage Month with talented Latinx performers in films such as Act of Valor, Barely Lethal, Blue Jasmine, The Captive, Children of Men, Ex Machina, Four Brothers, Guess Who, Hustlers, Mojave, A Most Violent Year, Spring Breakers and Step Up Revolution.

You can view the Showtime September 2021 originals, followed by the full schedule and streaming collections, below.

SHOWTIME SEPTEMBER 2021 ORIGINALS

BILLIONS
Series Returns Sunday, September 5

In the second half of season five, the presence of powerful billionaire Mike Prince sends ripples through Axe Capital and gives Chuck Rhoades a potential new weapon in his fight against Bobby Axelrod. Alliances form, get ripped apart and form anew, and everyone from Taylor to Wendy gets roped into the conflict, which comes very close to destroying all they hold dear.

AMERICAN RUST
Series premiere Sunday, September 12

Based on Philipp Meyer’s celebrated debut novel, American Rust, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney, is a compelling family drama and a timeless story of wanting a brighter future while being held prisoner by the past. The story of survival and transcendence is told through the eyes of Del Harris, the complicated and compromised chief of police of a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town full of good people making bad choices. When news of a murder rips through the town, Harris must decide what lengths he is willing to take to protect the son of the woman he loves.

BACK TO LIFE
Season Premiere Monday, September 13

Season two of Back to Life picks up three weeks after the season one finale, and six weeks after Miri leaves prison. She is optimistic about her future. Her probation officer, Janice, has gotten her a trial shift at the supermarket, she and her neighbor Billy have been spending more time together, and she’s found her hair crimper. However, Miri’s not talking to her mother Caroline after the revelation that she was having an affair with Miri’s ex-boyfriend Dom, and she’ll need a lot of shifts at the supermarket before she can afford to move out.

She’s also avoiding her best friend Mandy after learning that Mandy’s secret affair with Lara’s father, John Boback led to Lara’s death all those years ago. Things are about to get a whole lot worse with the arrival in Hythe of Lara’s mother, Norah. Still grieving her daughter, it’s clear her presence will ensure Miri cannot escape her past.

THE CIRCUS
Mid-Season Premiere Sunday, September 19

The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth returns for an eight-episode run this fall. The acclaimed weekly docu-series, now in its sixth season and nominated this year for two Emmy Awards, is hosted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner and Jennifer Palmieri.

With the virus resurgent, Afghanistan in chaos, Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic agenda on the line in Congress and the Republican Party still in thrall to Donald Trump and his Big Lie about 2020 election fraud, The Circus once again will take viewers behind the scenes and beyond the headlines at a moment when American politics is more convulsive than ever — and the stakes for the country have never been higher.

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q
New Episodes Fridays

Based on the groundbreaking drama series The L Word, season two of The L Word: Generation Q will continue to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter, Shane McCutcheon, Alice Pieszecki, Dani Nùñez, Micah Lee, Sarah Finley, Sophie Suarez, Gigi Ghorbani and Angelica Porter-Kennard as they experience love, heartbreak, setbacks and success in L.A.

Season two is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, along with series creator Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, Maisha Closson, and original series stars Beals, Moennig and Hailey. Emmy winner Rosie O’Donnell, Donald Faison, Emmy, Academy Award nominee Griffin Dunne and Vanessa Williams have signed on to guest star in multiple episodes.

WORK IN PROGRESS
New Episodes Sundays

The second season of Work in Progress, a half-hour comedy series helmed by Abby McEnany and Lilly Wachowski, picks back up with the character of Abby in the wake of her breakup (and almost out of almonds). Abby, a 46-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke, begrudgingly accepts that she’s too busy to kill herself. In fact, she’s just starting to get her head above water…until a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces Abby into uncharted territory.

DOCUMENTARIES

BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES
Documentary Premiere Friday, September 3 at 9 PM ET/PT

Bitchin’ is an intimate yet propulsive look at Rick James, one of rock, funk and R&B’s most legendary and often underappreciated figures. Featuring rare footage of James’ incredible live shows, never-before-seen home video, original interviews with legendary artists, collaborators and friends, and a treasure trove of recorded interviews with James (who died in 2004), the documentary presents a full picture of James’ dramatic rise and fall, focusing in on the “Punk-Funk” music he left behind.

DETAINEE 001
Documentary Premiere Friday, September 10 at 9 PM ET/PT

Detainee 001 unpacks the mysteries surrounding the young American man, John Walker Lindh found on the battlefield in Afghanistan alongside the people who were supposed to be his enemy. The story reveals how society views the “enemy from within,” and the shifting allegiances during the war on terror.

GOSSIP
Docuseries Finale Sunday, September 12

Directed by Jenny Carchman and produced by Imagine Documentaries, Gossip delves deep into the world of tabloid journalism, which rose to popularity in New York City in the late ‘70s and took the world by storm. The city’s most prominent gossip columnists, notably Queen of Gossip Cindy Adams, built their careers reporting on and creating icons; even sometimes becoming celebrities themselves. Each episode distinctly dissects and dishes on how gossip evolved across a different decade and highlights the biggest scoops and scandals that helped reshape journalism and set the agenda for the highest levels of society.

SPORTS

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Saturday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Undefeated 122-pound world champions are set to square off in a highly anticipated matchup as WBC champion Brandon Figueroa and WBO champion Stephen Fulton Jr. meet in a title unification bout headlining a three-fight card from Park Theater in Las Vegas. The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast is the first part of a special combat sports doubleheader that also features Bellator MMA 266: Davis vs. Romero immediately following the conclusion of the live boxing event.

BELLATOR MMA 266: DAVIS VS. ROMERO
Saturday, September 18 Immediately following 9/18 SCB

A pair of elite mixed martial artists will meet in the main event of Bellator MMA 266 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. when former 205-pound champion and No. 3-ranked Phil Davis meets MMA superstar Yoel Romero in a light heavyweight bout. In addition, former title challenger and No. 5-ranked Alejandra Lara squares off against DeAnna Bennett in a flyweight contest. Bellator 266 is the second half of a special combat sports doubleheader that kicks off with Showtime Championship Boxing featuring Brandon Figueroa and Stephen Fulton Jr. in a 122-pound world championship unification bout.

SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
Friday, September 24 at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT

The prospect developmental series, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on the air this year, returns with an exciting tripleheader displaying hot talent from top to bottom. The main event features Detroit’s unbeaten Jarico O’Quinn against Saul Sanchez in a 10-round bantamweight bout. In the co-feature, undefeated light heavyweight Ali Izmailov faces fellow undefeated Nurzat Sabirov in an eight-round bout. Unbeaten Otar Eranosyan will face off against ShoBox returnee Alejandro “Pork Chop” Guerrero in the eight-round lightweight bout opening the telecast.

NEW MOVIES

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

A Room with a View

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

American Badger

Aquarium of the Dead

Asylum

Beat the Devil

Beauty Shop

Benny Loves You

Blown Away

Bone Daddy

Boomerang

Burn After Reading

Cadillac Man

Chinatown

Con Air

Crank

Dazed and Confused

Drag Me To Hell

Elizabethtown

For Love of the Game

Forces of Nature

G.I. Jane

Gridiron Gang

Guest Artist

Kick-Ass

Major Arcana

Mallrats

My Tender Matador

Nightwatch

Old School

Out of Sight

Panic Room

Psycho

Rear Window

Ronin

Skin

Sound of Violence

Stone

The American President

The Bad News Bears

The Big Lebowski

The Birds

The Death of Dick Long

The Express

The Get Together

The Ghost and the Darkness

The Haunting

The House of Yes

The One I Love

The Retreat

The Rock

Top Five

United 93

Vertigo

Walking Tall

Wild Hogs

Windows on the World

Young Adult

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1

The Mauritanian (Premiere)

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2

Young Adult

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4

My Tender Matador

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 5

Windows on the World

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 9

The War With Grandpa (Premiere)

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 11

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 12

The Get Together

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 15

American Badger

Major Arcana

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 18

Blithe Spirit (Premiere)

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 21

Aquarium of the Dead

Skin

Sound of Violence

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 24

The Show (Premiere)

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 27

The Death of Dick Long

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 30

The One I Love

Walking Tall

STREAMING COLLECTIONS

In addition to the Showtime September 2021 schedule, you can check out these collections next month.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH TALENT

Act of Valor, Barely Lethal, Blue Jasmine, The Captive, Children of Men, Crisis, Dead in Tombstone, Ex Machina, The Faculty, Four Brothers, Guess Who, Hoodlum, Hustlers, Inside the Rain, Into the Blue, Jexi, Max Steel, Mid90s, Mimic, Mojave, A Most Violent Year, Out of Sight, Out of the Furnace, Sahara, Semper Fi, Shooter, Spring Breakers, Step Up Revolution, The To Do List, Waves, The Words

GUYS NIGHT IN… OR WHEN YOU CAN’T MAKE THE BACHELOR PARTY

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Act of Valor, The Big Lebowski, Con Air, Django Unchained, The Express, Full Metal Jacket, The Gentlemen, Gridiron Gang, The Longest Yard (2005), Old School, Platoon, Rescue Dawn, The Rock, Saving Private Ryan, Shooter, Wild Hogs


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