Showtime Sets Premiere Dates For United States Of Tara And The Final Season Of The L Word


On Sunday, January 18th, SHOWTIME will kick off the New Year with a tempting trio of new and returning shows: the premiere of the dark comedy series UNITED STATES OF TARA starring Oscar® nominee Toni Collette; season two of the sex-tacular romp SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL; and the final farewell of the long-running acclaimed drama THE L WORD®.

At 10pm, SHOWTIME premieres the new half-hour dark comedy series UNITED STATES OF TARA starring Collette (Little Miss Sunshine) as a suburban wife and mother whose dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder) ensures that her dysfunctional family is tethered to a permanent roller coaster — they never quite know which version of her they’re going to get on any given day. John Corbett (Sex & the City) stars as her beguiled and beleaguered husband Max. A co-production of SHOWTIME Networks and Dreamworks Television, TARA is executive produced by Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Diablo Cody (Juno), Justin Falvey (Las Vegas), Darryl Frank (Las Vegas), and Alexa Junge (Friends).

At 10:30pm, Belle du Jour (Billie Piper) returns for the second season of SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL, which follows the storied and glamorous exploits of a high-class escort. This season, Belle breaks out on her own while acting as mentor to a clingy newcomer (Ashley Madekwe) and trying to stay neutral with a hot new client (Callum Blue).

The eight-episode finale of THE L WORD® premieres at 9pm. After six seasons, audiences bid a fond farewell to the groundbreaking drama that wowed viewers and critics alike with its nuanced, provocative portrayals of a core group of Los Angeles-based lesbians (headed by principal cast members Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Rachel Shelley, Daniela Sea and Pam Grier) as they navigate careers, families, friendships and romantic entanglements.