It's Showtime On Showcase This Spring

This Spring on Showcase viewers can indulge in a lineup of powerhouse network premieres, exclusive series and highly-anticipated returns. The schedule kicks off on March 29, with a gang of juvenile delinquents in the Showcase exclusive British series Misfits, followed by an unlawful society in British drama Survivors. For the first time ever the Showtime smash-hit series Californication makes its way onto off-pay television and lands on Showcase. Finally, viewers can hang-up their inhibitions for the tantalizing second season of Showtime series Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

The first season of the Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-winning series, Californication comes to Showcase. The acclaimed dramatic comedy stars David Duchovny as Hank Moody, a novelist who struggles to help raise his 13-year-old daughter, while pining for his ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone), all while trying to re-launch his writing career in LA. His obsession with honesty, self-destructive behaviour and women are taking Hank on a rollercoaster ride he can’t seem to get off. Californication airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 13.
Everyone’s favourite call girl returns to Showcase with a second season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Belle’s (Billie Piper) life is further complicated by a bubbly but clingy young call-girl-in-training named Bambi (Ashley Madekwe) who she takes under her wing. While her best friend Ben (Iddo Goldberg), the only person who knows about her secret life, settles into domestic bliss, Belle throws herself into her work. When she meets Alex (Callum Blue), a handsome doctor who she mistakes for a client in a hotel bar, Belle becomes conflicted with the most difficult question of all – can she keep having sex for money while falling in love? Secret Diary of a Call Girl airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 14.
The BBC breakout hit series Misfits adds further drama to the new schedule. Kelly, Nathan, Curtis, Alisha and Simon have each committed a crime. Needless to say, when they find themselves working together on community service, it doesn’t take long for the sparks to fly. When a freak electrical storm hits the town, strange things begin to happen to them, way beyond their control. They have no idea they’ve turned into superheroes, each with a power that reveals their deepest, darkest insecurities. Misfits airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning March 29.

Also from BBC comes the first season of science fiction drama Survivors that portrays the world stripped of all the conveniences of a modern society – no law, no shops, no communications, no transport, no electricity and no clean water. This is the apocalyptic scenario facing the heroes at the centre of this chilling drama series. Set in the present day, Survivors focuses on the world in the aftermath of a deadly virus as the lonely few who remain struggle to start over in a devastated world. Survivors airs Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT beginning March 29.
Full episodes of Californication, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Misfits and Survivors will also be available exclusively on Showcase.ca the day after broadcast.

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