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Showtime to Provide Early Look at ‘Happyish,’ ‘Penny Dreadful’

Showtime will offer early sampling on its new comedy series HAPPYish and its sophomore horror series Penny Dreadful prior to their debuts on the network.

The premiere episode HAPPYish and the second season premiere episode of Penny Dreadful are currently available on YouTube and as well as on cable operator, telco and satellite distributors' free on demand channels and websites, according to Showtime. The episodes are also available on Showtime On Demand, as well as on portable devices such as iPads, iPhones and Andriod phones and tablets, said network officials.

HAPPYish debuts on the network April 26, while Penny Dreadful debuts May 3.

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.