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Billions and Other Series That Showcase Casting at its Best – May 10, 2019

Billions: An Overflowing Fountain of Talent

by Kristi Turnquist | The Oregonian | May 10, 2019

When it comes to discussing why some TV shows seize our attention while others don’t quite click, viewers and critics often talk about stars, scripts or whether the network scheduled the show at the wrong time.

Yes, all of those are important. But what truly makes the difference between an ambitious dud, and a show you can’t wait to watch? Terrific casting.

Talking about which actors are cast in a TV show may sound about as thrilling as watching reruns. But from the stars to the supporting cast, pairing the right roles with the right actors is essential to making shows stand out.

That’s been true since the I Love Lucy days – who knew Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz would add up to TV gold? – and it’s more important than ever now, in our content-saturated culture.

Here are some contemporary shows and specials that demonstrate what an impact well-cast actors make.

Billions (Showtime): If you’re not watching this smart, sharply written drama about the big personalities, major egos, outsize ambitions and huge fortunes, set among New York financial sharks and politicians, you’re missing out on the best-cast show on TV.

From stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a New York politico, and Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, an up-from-the-streets hedge fund titan, to recurring characters, Billions is an overflowing fountain of talent. Even if the writing weren’t so clever, the array of top-flight actors digging into their roles with knife, fork and special sauce would make the show a juicy treat.

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Billions Renewed for Season 5 – May 8, 2019

More Billions to Be Made

by Denise Petski | Deadline | May 8, 2019

It’s official. Showtime announced that Billions will be back for season five! That means more Damian on our tele. Showtime tweeted:

Then co-creator and show runner Brian Koppelman tweeted:

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The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs from Billions Season 4 Episode 8 – May 8, 2019

Billions MVP Fanbook

by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | May 8, 2019

Source: Twitter @KellyAuCoin77

Welcome back to our ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ a compilation post commemorating all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched badasses to date – from sports references, music, and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks.

In case you missed our previous awards, you can catch up with season four episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, episode six, and episode seven. Now, let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) this week.

Here are our Billions awards for Season 4, Episode 8, “Fight Night.”

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Next Time on Billions Season 4 Episode 9 – May 6, 2019

Season 4, Episode 9: “American Champion”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 6, 2019

On the next episode of Billions season 4 episode 9, Chuck makes a dramatic move to help Wendy and Senior. Taylor goes after Axe by trying to sabotage someone close to him. Axe contends with difficulties at Axe Capital. Chuck reveals his priorities. Episode airs on Sunday, May 12, 2019 on Showtime.

To view more sneak peek photos, please visit our Gallery

Episode 9 trailers:

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Billions Season 4 Episode 8 Recap: Forbes – May 6, 2019

Everyone Takes A Swing In Fight Night

by Dana Feldman | Forbes | May 6, 2019

“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight,” or so the classic Survivor song “Eye Of The Tiger” goes. It’s in the name of charity, but when it’s Axe versus Mason Capital in the boxing ring, it’s about much more than helping a good cause. As the lyrics continue in the song, it’s also about “Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival.”

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