The curtain’s coming down on Showtime… sort of

Now…they are together. | Image: Paramount Plus

The Showtime cable network feels like it’s in a quantum state, both very much dead and very much alive. Only, I think more people will understand quantum states than what’s going on with the network this week, which is now being renamed Paramount Plus with Showtime.

Try to squeeze that mouthful into a cable guide.

Variety is reporting that the rebranding of the traditional Showtime TV channel will go into effect on January 8th, 2024. Showtime’s parent company, Paramount, made the announcement today with a new launch video that indicates a small collection of Paramount Plus shows like Halo, Star Trek: Discovery, and Taylor Sheridan’s Mayor of Kingstown will be coming to the newly christened channel.

Notably absent from the list are…

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