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New on Showtime: September 2018

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This Month’s Highlights

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

In a lovely bit of streaming serendipity, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is coming back to Showtime the same month the Jim Carrey-starring Kidding premieres (see below) — which means there’s no reason not to dive into one of the most lovely and melancholic love stories in recent memory. Over a decade later, its story of lovelorn grief and the possibility of having heartbreak erased from your memory is still powerful, primal stuff, and it’s a joy to revisit. Arrives September 1.


“What if Mr. Rogers had a breakdown?” is maybe the saddest premise for a TV show ever, but it’s also the premise behind one of the most promising new series this fall. A big part of this comes down to the people in front of and behind the camera: Kidding marks the reunion of Jim Carrey and director Michel Gondry. As Jeff, a beloved children’s TV personality known as Mr. Pickles, suffers a devastating loss, he begins to lose faith in his mission, and slowly breaks down. Carrey is perfectly cast in what might be his most interesting and rich roles in years, and Gondry, who will helm a few of this season’s episodes, is the sort of director you’d never think to find on television. Kidding looks like it will be beautiful, devastating stuff. Arrives September 9.

Full List of What’s New to Showtime - September 2018

Noteworthy selections in bold.

Arriving September 1

American Graffiti
• Basic Instinct 2
• Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
• The Bone Collector
• Breakdown
• Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power
The Cider House Rules
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
• First Sunday
• The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
The Hurt Locker
Jerry Maguire
Legally Blonde
• Patch Adams
• Pearl Harbor
• The People Vs. Larry Flynt
Pitch Black
• The Queen
Rescue Dawn
• A River Runs Through It
• Serving Sara
• Spy Game
• Texas Rangers

Arriving September 7

• Sweet Virginia

Arriving September 9

• Shameless

Arriving September 15

• Anthropoid

Arriving September 16

Moonrise Kingdom

For more coverage of the best movies and TV shows available on NetflixHBO, Amazon PrimeHulu, and Showtime, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

For next month’s guide, check out October’s list. For last month’s guide, see August’s list.

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