Showtime has announced the movies, TV shows and sports programming coming to the service in September. The Showtime September 2022 lineup includes the documentary McEnroe, Alan Cumming’s Showtime debut, and new crime drama American Gigolo.
Kicking off the month on September 2 is McEnroe, which chronicles the life of the former No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world, John McEnroe. McEnroe reflects on his turbulent personal life and its influence on his on-court behavior which, in part, comprises his legacy.
The same day, Emmy nominee and Tony winner Alan Cumming stars in the special Club Cumming Presents A Queer Comedy Extravaganza!. Featuring a diverse spectrum of queer comedians with a variety of comedic styles, the 75-minute special includes sets from Joe Castle Baker, Julia Shiplett, duo Zach Teague & Drew Lausch, Nori Reed, Pat Regan and Larry Owens.
The cabaret-style special is produced by Matt Schuler with Alan Cumming serving as executive producer and Ryan Cunningham serving as director and executive producer.
Exactly a week later on Friday, September 9, Jon Bernthal’s new crime-drama American Gigolo ushers in a new era for the fictitious male escort, Julian Kay, in an episodic reimagining of the original film starring Richard Gere. After Kay is framed for his client’s murder and serves 15 years in prison, he is exonerated when it is revealed that his client was the target of a hitman.
Reluctant to return to his lucrative career as a gigolo, Kay navigates the world that left him behind and the relationships he left on ice, all during his attempt to uncover the details of his wrongful incarceration.
Back in the South Side of Chicago, season five of The Chi wraps up on Friday, September 2, as the community’s close-knit relationships become increasingly complicated and interwoven. This season of The Chi continues to leave fans on the edge of their seats as they wait for the futures of their favorite characters to materialize.
In what has felt like a year filled with a never-ending onslaught of unprecedented events, the VICE team has yet to waiver on their storytelling mission, having spared no detail or inconvenient truths pursuant to their duty to unrelenting journalism. The season concludes on Sunday, September 18th with two back-to-back episodes.
Additionally, season three of City on a Hill ends this month as DeCourcy prepares to take Sinclair Dryden to trial despite pushback from the Suffolk County District Attorney while Jackie tracks down a key witness. Meanwhile, Siobhan reaches a settlement on behalf of the Mendoza family only for her moment in the spotlight to be cut short as Caysen is offered a second chance by a loved one and Jenny meets her long-lost half-brother.
In ShoBox: The New Generation, which airs on Friday, September 9, Joseph Adorno goes head-to-head with Hugo Alberto Roldan live from Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. Though he’s earned the nickname “Blessed Hands,” Adorno’s fiery, one-punch knockout power gives his opponents hell, which leaves competitor Roldan with a bumpy, but possible, path to victory.
Bellator will return on Friday, September 23 when Irish fighter Peter Queally returns to the octagon following his recovery from an injury to face off against formidable No. 3-ranked Benson Henderson who recently defeated the highly-regarded Islam Mamedov.
This September, subscribers will also have access to a handful of new films including Pleasure, a new drama film streaming on Showtime that takes viewers on a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel).
Strong, self-confident and determined, Bella embarks on a mission to challenge the system and become the best at any cost. The theatrical “uncut” version will be available to stream as well.
The Showtime September 2022 slate also includes streaming collections such as the “Hispanic Heritage Month Films & Series” collection, which highlights movies and Showtime original content that includes Latinx talent and stories, including Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain, My Tender Matador and The Last Matinee.
Furthermore, the “Bloody Good: Horror Cult & Classic” collection will feature iconic horror films and campy cult classics like the first three films of the Scream franchise, Grindhouse: Planet Terror and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
You can view the Showtime September 2022 originals, followed by the movie release schedule and streaming collections, below.
SHOWTIME SEPTEMBER 2022 ORIGINALS
MCENROE – Streaming Documentary Premiere: Friday, September 2
“McEnroe” is an intimate portrait of one of the most explosive and compelling sporting icons of all time. Number One in the world in four consecutive years, John’s epic battles with Bjorn Borg helped define the golden era of tennis, yet intense bouts of self-destruction caused huge controversy on and off the court and betrayed the conflict in his head.
Set over one New York night, John journeys into memory to explore why a desperate need for connection both drove him and nearly broke him. “McEnroe” features completely unseen archive from some of the biggest matches in tennis history — including the US Open and Wimbledon — as well as home video footage from John himself.
Contributions from John’s children and his wife Patty Smyth provide a level of intimacy that takes the film beyond a sports biopic and into the realms of something deeply confessional. Compassionate and heartfelt, featuring icons such as Billie Jean King, Bjorn Borg and Keith Richards, “McEnroe” is the definitive portrait of a force of nature powered by the beating heart of New York.
CLUB CUMMING PRESENTS A QUEER COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA! – Comedy Special Premiere: Friday, September 2
Emmy nominee and Tony winner Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Cabaret) will debut his first Showtime comedy special, Club Cumming Presents A Queer Comedy Extravaganza!, streaming on Friday, September 2.
Cumming hosts this cabaret-style gathering featuring seven up-and-coming queer comedians that represent not only the diversity of the queer spectrum, but also of comedy styling – from stand-up to characters to musical performances.
The 75-minute special features Joe Castle Baker, Julia Shiplett, duo Zach Teague & Drew Lausch, Nori Reed, Pat Regan, and Larry Owens.
AMERICAN GIGOLO – Streaming Series Premiere: Friday, September 9
A present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film, “American Gigolo” follows Julian Kaye (Jon Bernthal) after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol), his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him.
While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.
Additional casting includes Lizzie Brocheré as Isabelle, the heiress to a ring of sex workers; Gabriel LaBelle as Johnny, a younger version of Julian; Leland Orser as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire; and guest star Wayne Brady as Julian’s best friend and mentor Lorenzo. Alex Fernandez, Sandrine Holt, Yolonda Ross and Melora Walters also guest star.
THE CHI – Streaming Season Finale: Friday, September 2
This season of “The Chi” delves deeply into the many joys and complications of Black love: relationships, children, career, community and self. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannaha Hall) forge ahead as co-parents, while Tiff grows closer with Rob (Iman Shumpert). Kevin (Alex Hibbert) finds new love in an unexpected place, while Jake (Michael V. Epps) and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) try to resolve things with Jemma (Judae’a Brown) and Maisha (Genesis Denise Hale).
New mom Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) works to build her life with baby Ronnie, while Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam A. Hyman) work at rebuilding their union as they support Lynae (Zara Primer). Jada (Yolonda Ross) assesses her life post-cancer and where Suede (Bernard Gilbert) fits, while Darnell (Rolando Boyce) considers the past for guidance on his future with Dom (La La Anthony).
Roselyn’s (Kandi Burruss) new pet project places her at odds with Tracy (Tai Davis). Meanwhile, with a push from Douda (Curtiss Cook) and a helping hand from Shaad (Jason Weaver), Trig (Luke James) considers a political run that might help his city, but at what cost to him and his family?
VICE – Streaming Season Finale: Sunday, September 18
Each half-hour episode of “VICE” relentlessly pursues untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from remote parts of the world and on domestic grounds. The “VICE” reporting team includes a diverse group of award-winning journalists, including Hind Hassan, Alzo Slade, Seb Walker, Paola Ramos, Gianna Toboni, Ben C. Solomon, David Noriega, and Krishna Andavolu.
The series was honored with a 2021 Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University Award for excellence in journalism. This season has since covered a variety of top stories this year, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United States, Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia, rising inflation and the war in Ukraine.
CITY ON A HILL – Streaming Season Finale: Friday, September 23
Season three of “City on a Hill” brings us to Boston’s high society Beacon Hill. Having left the FBI and thrown his badge into Boston Harbor, Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) lands a lavish new gig running security for a wealthy family. Life is good until secrets begin to unravel. When an investigation opens, ADA DeCourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) sees an opportunity to finally rip out the machinery perpetuating a broken criminal justice system.
Siobhan Quays (Lauren E. Banks), representing a construction worker who was severely injured on the Big Dig, encounters the city’s corruption firsthand, all while coping with the traumatic events of her past year. As Jenny Rohr (Jill Hennessy) can attest, given her history with her father, some experiences will haunt you beyond your breaking point.
SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION – Friday, September 9, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno, a former amateur standout with one-punch knockout power, faces Hugo Alberto Roldan in the 10-round super lightweight main event from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. The co-feature matches undefeated Filipino prospect Bernard Angelo Torres against once-beaten Dominican Frency Fortunato in a 10-round featherweight attraction.
The telecast opens with “ShoBox” returnee Janelson Bocachica taking on knockout artist Roiman Villa in an eight-round welterweight battle.
BELLATOR 285: Henderson vs. Queally – Friday September 23, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
“Bellator” returns to Dublin as Irish star Peter Queally makes his comeback from injury and looks to launch a renewed charge for the world title in front of his home crowd with a commanding victory. Standing in his way is the formidable challenge of No. 3-ranked Benson Henderson, who is coming off of a victory over the highly regarded Islam Mamedov. In the co-main event, No. 7-ranked light heavyweight veteran Yoel Romero meets Melvin Manhoef in a long-awaited clash.
A look at the movies that will be available as part of the Showtime September 2022 lineup.
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1
Any Which Way You Can
Body of Lies
Call Me By Your Name
Dallas Buyers Club
Do The Right Thing
Dressed to Kill
Every Which Way But Loose
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
From Dusk Till Dawn
Hit the Road
Hotel for Dogs
In the Company of Men
In the Line of Fire
John Carpenter’s Escape from L.A.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Last Tango in Paris
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Margot at the Wedding
Mario Puzo’s The Godfather: The Death of Michael Corleone
More American Graffiti
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Blue Brothers
The Godfather: Part II
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid: Part II
The Karate Kid: Part III
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Quick and the Dead
The Shape of Things
Throw Momma from the Train
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
You Got Served
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 15
The Dark Crystal
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 16
Everybody Wants Some!!
In addition to the Showtime September 2022 schedule, you can check out these collections on the streaming service next month.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILMS & SERIES
American Rust, Assault in the Ring, Bad Hombres, Cypress Hill: Insane In The Brain, Desus & Mero, Ema, La Madrina: The Savage Life of Lorine Padilla, MACHO: The Hector Camacho Story, My Tender Matador, Nacho Libre, Rumba Love, Signature Move, Spotlights (In France Michelle is a Man’s Name, Ponyboi, Pozole, Sebastion), The Cuban, The Gasoline Thieves, The Kings, The L Word, The Last Matinee, and Windows on the World.
BLOODY GOOD: HORROR CULT & CLASSIC
Ganja & Hess, Ghoulies, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Rosemary’s Baby, Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Sleepy Hollow, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.