Showtime renews "The Tudors"

TV Arts

David
A Royal Decree for Season Three! SHOWTIME's THE TUDORS Gets 3rd Season
Pick-Up

New Season Follows King Henry as He Weds Jane Seymour and Anne of
Cleves

LOS ANGELES, April 22 -- As episode six of THE TUDORS' second season
debuts this coming Sunday on SHOWTIME, the network is ramping up for a
third season of palace intrigue and royal drama, premiering in 2009.
Production is slated to begin on June 16th in Dublin, Ireland with
series star Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to return.

THE TUDORS took SHOWTIME subscribers and the media by storm when it
premiered in April 2006, generating record viewership and critical
acclaim. Last year, both the series and Rhys Meyers earned Golden
Globe(R) nominations. And, season one of THE TUDORS is currently one
of CBS Home Entertainment's top-selling titles.

"THE TUDORS is now a fixture for us at SHOWTIME and we're on our way
to completing the entire saga of all six wives of Henry VIII," says
SHOWTIME President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. "We are
enormously proud of this show, the extraordinary cast, and the
production team that recreates the grandeur of the Renaissance year in
and year out. There is nothing like this anywhere on American
television."

Viewers and critics alike have been enthralled watching the storied
exploits of the sexy, hard-bodied King Henry VIII (Rhys Meyers) as he
weds Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer) while working to declare his
marriage invalid to Queen Katherine (Maria Doyle Kennedy). This
prompts Pope Paul III (Peter O'Toole) to have him excommunicated -- a
fall-out that changed the course of history. Anne's failure to deliver
a male heir sets the wheels in motion for her beheading, and sends
Henry straight into the arms of yet another prospect -- Jane Seymour
(Anita Briem), who dies from an infection after finally giving him his
coveted male heir.

THE TUDORS is an Ireland-Canada co-production, executive produced by
Morgan O'Sullivan for Octagon Films; Benjamin Silverman and Teri
Weinberg for Reveille Productions; Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for
Working Title Films, and Sheila Hockin; and is created, written and
executive produced by Michael Hirst. SHOWTIME presents the series in
association with Peace Arch Entertainment.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS
Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks
SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(R) and FLIX(R), as well as the
multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2(TM), SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME
EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R),
SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL(R) XTRA. SNI also offers
SHOWTIME HD(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(R) HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and THE
MOVIE CHANNEL(R) ON DEMAND. SNI is also an owner and manager of
SUNDANCE CHANNEL(R), a venture of NBC Universal, Robert Redford and
SNI. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between
SNI and the Smithsonian Institution. All SNI feeds provide enhanced
sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and
entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view
basis through SHOWTIME PPV(R).
                                            
ravenlynne
Yahoo!  I looooooove this show! My guilty pleasure...gorgeous costuming 
and lots of sex! It's good to be king I guess!