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The Best Shows of 2018 – Oct 1, 2018

How Billions Ranks Out of the Top 46 Television Shows

by John Sellers | The Thrillist | October 1, 2018

With more than 500 scripted series set to air in 2018, finding the TV shows that will change your life — or at least your weekend — is harder than ever. That’s where this ranking comes in. Just like we do with movies and music and more, this constantly updated compendium will point you to all the best TV shows released this year so you’ll always have something to watch. To see what shows made the cut, and to see a photo of Zach Galifianakis getting stomped on by a baby goat, read on.

Note: Before you yell at me for leaving out Vanderpump Rules, please note that I’m assessing only episodic scripted programs here — so none of the excellent reality shows (like Queer Eye), docuseries (e.g., Wild Wild Country), or talk shows (The Break with Michelle Wolf) that have aired this year. Also, to qualify, a show has to have begun a new season or made its US debut during calendar year 2018. Either way, keep checking back, because I’ll be updating and re-ranking this puppy frequently.

#6 Billions (Showtime)

Season 3, 12 episodes
The only thing that would make this Showtime drama any more like Face/Off, the beloved 1997 action movie starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, is if Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis switched faces. The glee with which they fuck with each other, sans face-swap, is at the same level of intensity, and it’s just as much fun to watch

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Categories Boxing Events Screenings

Damian Attends Cradle of Champions Premiere – Sept 21, 2018

The Night was a Knock-Out!

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 21, 2017

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 Damian attended the exclusive premiere screening of Showtime’s Cradle of Champions at Village East Cinema, a movie theater located in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. The story is about three young boxers fighting for their lives in the oldest, biggest, most important amateur boxing tournament in the world: New York’s Daily News Golden Gloves. The Golden Gloves is an amateur competition originating in 1927 as an U.S. intercities tournament, the winner receiving a gold medal and a pair of miniature golden gloves.

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TV Guide’s 100 Best Shows of 2018 – Sept 10, 2018

TV Guide Ranks Peak TV’s Finest Offerings

by TV Guide Editors | TV Guide | September 10, 2018

Why is TV Guide ranking the 100 best shows right now? Tony Soprano once said, “Those who want respect, give respect.” He also said, “A wrong decision is better than indecision.”

But this list isn’t about Tony Soprano. Or Don Draper. Or Olivia Pope or Mary Richards or Blanche Devereaux. This list is about today’s golden age of television. Peak TV deserves its own spotlight, a ranking of the very best shows that are being created right now, across every platform.

Here’s how we came up with the list: We limited eligibility for the 100 Best Shows Right Now to ongoing shows that have at least one more season slated to air — guidelines that disqualified limited series like Sharp Objects, as well as shows that just ended, like Adventure Time. With that in mind, every staffer nominated 25 shows (for a total of 149), and the most-nominated shows made our shortlist. Then, each staffer voted on the ranking order, and to help adjust for bias, one ballot was based on sister site Metacritic’s TV rankings. With the complicated math out the way, the final rank order was determined after much passionate debate among TV Guide’s editors.

The range of programming showcased below reveals just how many quality TV shows are airing today — and just how subjective the idea of “quality” can be. As you’ll discover, Vanderpump Rules and Chicago Fire are featured side-by-side with prestige dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones. A quarter of the list is devoted to shows that have had only one season so far. Some creators and stars work on multiple shows in the ranking, including Ryan Murphy, Samira Wiley, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Noah Hawley, Michael Schur, and many more, but none has Tobias Menzies beat. YouTube Premium series Cobra Kai and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television made the cut, but The Walking Dead didn’t. Maybe you disagree with us on the ranking, but we’re pretty sure your new favorite show (quiz) is somewhere on this list.

Here are the 100 Best Shows Right Now:

#75 – Billions (Showtime)

How to watch: ShowtimeAmazon Prime with Showtime add-onHulu with Showtime add-on

Billions never stops going for it. It swings for the fences every time. Every performance is excessive, every twist is game-changing, every line of dialogue sounds like it was written by someone who laughed out loud after they wrote it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that makes it more fun to watch than any other expensive, A-list cable drama. – Liam Mathews

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Categories Award Submissions Billions Emmy Video

VIDEOS: For Your Consideration, Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod – June 5, 2018

Emmys: For Your Consideration Billions Video Playlist

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 5, 2018

“Lewis remains riveting.” – IndieWire

To view more Billions Emmy submissions, please visit the video Playlist

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Billions Has Moved to a New Timeslot – May 4, 2018

Billions Announcement

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 4, 2018

Billions on Showtime has now moved from the 10:00 EST/9:00 CST timeslot to 9:00 EST/8:00 CST beginning this Sunday, May 6 so check your local listing. Be sure to adjust your watch parties, live tweeting, and check your DVR settings!