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Showtime Going With Super Bowl Counter-Programming This Year

Not HBO

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If it's good enough for Downton Abbey, maybe it'll be smart move for the less-refined folks on Shameless.

Showtime announced Friday that, contrary to last year, it is changing gears and programming original episodes of its Sunday lineup against the unbeatable Super Bowl. Feb. 2 will now bring original outings ofShameless, House of Lies and Episodes. This comes after news that HBO decided to migrate Sunday comedies Girls and Looking to Saturday and nix the weekend's True Detective completely.