Showtime To Offer Early Look At `The Affair’

Showtime will allow viewers to sample the pilot episode of its new drama series The Affair before its debut Sunday.

The series, which explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair, can be seen starting today (Oct. 6) on YouTube,, and several free on demand channels and websites as well as Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime.

In addition, the pilot can be seen on iPhone, iPad, Android, phones and tablets, Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360 and Apple TV streaming players.

The Affair, which stars Dominic West (The Wire), Ruth Wilson (Luther), Maura Tierney (ER) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe), debuts Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 p.m.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.