Showtime Sunday Night Block Open Thread

Welcome back to the TV Open Thread, where BAD readers can vent, theorize, gush and spoil to your heart's content. On tonight's schedule, the premieres of SHAMELESS and CALIFORNICATION, and the pilot of HOUSE OF LIES, all in the new Showtime Sunday night block.

Welcome back to the TV Open Thread, where BAD readers can vent, theorize, gush and spoil to your heart's content. On tonight's schedule, the premieres of Shameless and Californication, and the pilot of House of  Lies, all in the new Showtime Sunday night block. The discussion starts half an hour before showtime.

First up at 9/8c, Shameless Episode 2.01 "Summertime" 

Summary, from the Showtime website:

In the Season 2 premiere, despite her breakup with Steve, Fiona tends bar at a local hotspot with Veronica, hangs out with a successful young business executive, and enjoys her youth; Debbie runs a daycare with Carl; Ian takes over at the Kash and Grab when Kash leaves town; Lip runs a Little League book and helps Kev out with their annual ice cream/pot truck; despite Eddie's disappearance, Sheila takes small steps to finally leave the house; Frank loses a bet and surrenders Liam as collateral.

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At 10/9c, House of Lies Pilot Episode "Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments" (starring Don Cheadle and featuring the return of Kristen Bell to TV!)

Summary:

In the Season 1 premiere, Marty and The Pod travel to New York to consult for MetroCapital, a bank looking for a plan to unscrupulously justify their year-end bonuses as the financial world around them burns, but Marty makes an enemy of Greg Norbert, MetroCapital's number two executive. Back at home, Marty receives unwanted parenting advice from his live-in father Jeremiah when his son Roscoe decides to audition for the female lead in a school play.

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At 10:30/9:30c, Californication Episode 5.01 "JFK-->LAX"

Summary:

In the Season 5 premiere, a few years have passed and Hank is living in New York but looking for a ticket out of town after his latest breakup. He accepts an invitation from Charlie to come to Los Angeles for a job writing a film starring rapper/actor Samurai Apocalypse, then reunites with Karen, her former professor and now-husband Richard, and his daughter Becca, who now has a boyfriend named Tyler that is the spitting image of Hank himself ... in the worst possible way.

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Open up in the comments on any of the above shows, and let us know what other series you'd like to see get the Open Thread treatment this season!

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