Reminder: Free Preview of Showtime for Multiple Providers

Free Preview Begins: May 9, 2014 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends: May 11, 2014 (Sunday)


Update 5/9/14 – Looks like Dish won’t be turning on this free preview until today at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Good news! The free preview of Showtime that I reported DirecTV getting last month is also going to be shown on AT&T, Cable One, Century Link, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Mediacom, RCN, and Verizon.

Check the listing here to see exactly what Showtime programming you’ll be getting. Some providers are only showing Showtime while others are including On Demand and Showtime Anytime.

This free preview of Showtime is to promote the series premiere of Penny Dreadful. Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Impossible are a few of the movies playing.

Thank you Rachel and Wendy for letting us know about this free preview! Do you know about an upcoming free preview? Let me know about it!

Channel Lineup:

Check with your local provider.


  1. haven’t seen ANYTHING yet from Optimum/Cablevision – OY!!

  2. When will hbo start channel 103 says the 4 through the 7th what’s up

  3. For dish network, we know until May 6, 2014.

  4. For dish network, we will know on May 6, 2014. Ooops, for first entry, its early A.m.

  5. What about charter

  6. Showtime has a really nice free preview page. Check it out:

  7. Here it is the 9th of May and there’s no free Showtime on my Dish Network.

  8. Anybody else with Dish not getting the free preview yet?

  9. I have Dish and I’m not getting it yet either. Odd, they are usually on time.

  10. Called dish. They r aware of problem & trying to get it available for preview.

  11. Thanks for the update Brooke!

  12. Yes admin, they usually r on time.. this why I thought it strange that it wasn’t coming thru.. and ur welcome :-)

  13. If you go on the dish Facebook page, they are saying that it will either be turned on or by 5 pm est.
    This is especially strange since the hbo preview usually starts a touch early and this one is only going to be three days long (shorter now, I guess).

  14. dish now says the free preview will begin @ 5 Eastern today

  15. That’s disappointing. They usually turn it on the night before it’s scheduled to start.

  16. I have Comcast Garden State in N.J. Our Showtime free preview is OnDemand only — not on the Showtime channels.

  17. I called earlier about this and they said it would be working by 1pm. I can view the Showtime channels now but when I go on the guide it won’t let me record anything past 4pm today? ?

  18. I just called Comcast and was told by someone at Comcast that they do not have any Showtime Free Weekend today.

  19. Wow not fair that brighthouse isn’t offering this…may consider other cable options

  20. Well, its almost midnight/going on the 10th and still no free preview…att uverse – California.

  21. Suddenlink not pertaining. On showtime free weekend.

  22. Unable to record any showtime movies. Dish.

  23. unable to record=NO Showtime Subscription from Dish Network.

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