Showtime and Paramount Network Launch ‘George & Tammy’ Limited Series

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Showtime and Paramount Network will simulcast the first episode of the premium service’s limited series on December 4 George and TammieShowtime said Friday.

The series, which chronicles the life of country music powerhouse couple Tammy Wynette and George Jones, will debut on Paramount Network commercial-free on Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. — after an episode of Yellowstone – as well as on Showtime. The remaining episodes of the six-part series will air exclusively on Showtime, the network said.

Oscar-winning actress Jessica Chastain and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon will star in the limited series, created by Abe Sylvia and produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, Freckle Films, Mad Chance, Brolin Productions, Aunt Sylvia’s Moving Picture Co. and Blank Films Inc.

The series is based on the book, The Three of Us: Growing Up With Tammy and Georgewritten by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones, Showtime said.

“Jessica and Michael are truly extraordinary as Tammy and George and their blistering performances and undeniable chemistry bring to life the legendary relationship of the king and queen of country music,” said the President and CEO of Showtime and Paramount Media Networks, Chris McCarthy. the entire cast delivered a series with the subtlety, nuance and complexity that characterizes the Showtime brand and what our viewers deserve and demand.

George and Tammie is produced by Sylvia, Chastain, Andrew Lazar, Josh Brolin, Kelly Carmichael, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Bob Yari and John Hillcoat. ■

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