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New on Showtime: February 2019

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This Month’s Highlights

Desus & Mero

Bronx legends Desus Nice and The Kid Mero continue their ascent from Twitter comedy to podcast geniuses to premium TV with Desus & Mero, their new Showtime late-night show. What that show will actually look like is anybody’s guess — expect a few changes from what they did on Viceland — but there’s a slew of writing talent there to bolster the already god-tier improv comic stylings of the show’s stars. Whatever Desus & Mero ends up being is anybody’s guess, but it’ll definitely be very, very funny. Available February 21.

A Knight’s Tale

My personal favorite adaptation of The Canterbury Tales — because it has Queen songs and also Paul Bettany as Chaucer and doesn’t actually have anything in common with the Knight’s Tale from that book — A Knight’s Tale is an action-comedy about Heath Ledger overthrowing a wealthy and cruel count by just being handsome and good at jousting. Which, when you think about it, is probably why we don’t have jousting anymore, lest rich people be removed from power left and right. Available February 1.

Full List of What’s New to Showtime — February 2019

Noteworthy selections in bold.

Available February 1

21 Grams
About a Boy
Age of Summer
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
Black Hawk Down
The Boys Are Back
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Carter & June
Danger One
A Demon Within
Get The Gringo
The Hours
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
It’s a Party
Jackie Brown
The Kite Runner
A Knight’s Tale 
Mary Shelley
Midnight Run
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Pulp Fiction
The Road
Scary Movie
Scary Movie 2
Secondhand Hearts
The Shaggy Dog
Something’s Gotta Give
Sorority Row

Available February 2

7 Days in Entebbe
Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Available February 6

Mail Order Monster
Open Range

Available February 8

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me

Available February 12

Better Start Running

Available February 15

A Kid Like Jake

Available February 16

Midnight Sun

Available February 21

Desus & Mero

Available February 22

Tone Bell: Can’t Cancel This

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

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