Showtime offers up chance to get hooked on ‘Shameless,’ ‘House of Lies,’ more

House of LiesOn Saturday, we posted some of the first teasers for the return of “Shameless,” “House of Lies,” and “Californication” on Showtime January 13. This is going to be a big night for Showtime, as they have to try and carry over some of their success from the record-breaking “Dexter” and “Homeland” lineup into 2013.

Now, the network is also doing just about everything within its power to ensure that viewers are hooked on the shows before their free preview weekend on January 11-13 by checking out some past episodes of the show for free. If you head on over to Showtime’s official YouTube page (so long as you are in America, anyway), you can watch the first episodes of the aforementioned shows’ past seasons, including the recently-aired “Dexter” season 7 and “Homeland” season 2, without having to pay out any money at all.

2013 is shaping up to be a rather huge year for the network, as in addition to bringing these shows back on the air with new episodes, they are also launching a pair of high-profile new dramas later in the year in the crime story “Ray Donovan” coupled with the historical drama “Masters of Sex,” which features a “Party Down” favorite in Lizzy Caplan. With HBO on the rise now courtesy of both “Game of Thrones” and “Girls,” this is an opportunity for Showtime to keep up the pace and remind everyone that they also have some ridiculously-entertaining programming that is worth checking out.

What Showtime series are you the most excited to see more about in the new year? Just in case you want to start speculating on the future of “Homeland” a little bit early, you can do so by checking out the story that is online over at the link here.

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