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Watch Showtime Premieres Without a Subscription

Toni Collette in The United States of Tara

Still deciding whether to renew your Showtime subscription? Maybe some free previews will help.

On Thursday, January 8th, Netflix will offer advanced access to United States of Tara. The series - which won’t officially debut until January 18 - lists Steven Spielberg and as two of the program’s executive producers. Cody (Juno) also penned the show’s pilot.

Tara tells the story of a woman () with dissociative identity disorder (a.k.a. multiple personalities). John Corbett (Sex and the City), Brie Larson and Keir Gilchrist play the family members who must deal with the appearances of the “provocative teenager,” the “gun-toting Vietnam vet” and the “Betty Crocker homemaker.”

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Beginning January 18, Netflix will also offer free previews of and Secret Diary of a Call Girl. (Both programs will premiere on the pay cable channel that same day.) All three shows can be viewed instantly until the end of the month.



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