Over the past year or so, the DISH TV blog has covered a lot of Showtime® original programming, as this is definitely one of the most popular premium channels with DISH customers. And when DISH gives you free premium channels for 3 months when you switch, you get a sweet deal. DISH offers free Showtime® (and HBO®, Cinemax®, and Starz®) free for 3 months when you sign up and order a qualifying DISH package.
Showtime Delivers Quality Original Programming—Whether Dramatic or Comedic
What makes Showtime® original programming so great? Some shows are gritty, hard-hitting, dramas that capture human vulnerabilities and pain with such realism that you find yourself believing the characters are truly suffering. Other Showtime® hits are uproariously funny, filled with situations and commentary you can relate to, while others are “period” series that depict events and times in history with stunning realism and attention to detail. And often, the great series can incorporate a touch of all of these elements.
Simply put, Showtime® has it all: their original programming will make you laugh, will make you cry and will keep you on the edge of your seat. When these shows end, you will find yourself anxiously awaiting next week’s episode. With nine different channels, five in HD, you get so much more in addition to Emmy®-winning original series. Movies, concerts, documentaries and other programming will make Showtime your favorite premium channel, and you’ll finally get to see the shows that so many people are talking about! And don’t worry if are some are going into their third or fourth season; many of Showtime’s biggest hits are out on DVD or On Demand, so you can catch up and be ready for the new season when it premieres.
Showtime Original Programming
Before explaining how to get Showtime® added to your existing package or how to sign up for DISH and enjoy 3 free months of Showtime®, let’s take a look at just some of the hits that are making Showtime® one of the most popular premium channels. Many of these series contain mature subject matter and may not be suitable for younger audiences. By clicking on each of the links, you can learn what the show’s about, who stars in it and if it might be the show for you!
- The Big C
- The Borgias
- Dexter (season 7 premiere Sunday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. EST)
- The Franchise
- The Green Room
- Homeland (season 2 premiere Sunday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m. EST)
- House of Lies
- Inside Comedy
- Inside NASCAR
- Inside the NFL
- Nurse Jackie
- The Real L Word (season 3 premiere Thursday, July 12 at 10 p.m. EST
- The Tudors
- Web Therapy (season 2 premiere Monday, July 2 at 11:00 p.m. EST)
- Weeds (season 8 premiere Sunday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m. EST)
As you can see, a number of Showtime® original series will have their season premieres soon. How do you get Showtime® on DISH? It’s easy! You can add this premium channel to your existing DISH package for a low monthly rate or you can bundle and save.
By bundling, you simply order multiple premium TV and movie packages and save even more money. For example, when you choose one premium channel, such as Showtime, you pay $13.00 per month. When you order two premium channels, you save $3. When you order three premium channels, you save $7 each month, and when you order all four great premium channels, you pay only $44 a month, for a total savings of $11 each month.
Get Showtime® on DISH today!