Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder play a married couple who aspire to HGTV stardom while trying to conceive a child and facing a supposed hex in The Curse, a limited dark comedy series co-created by Fielder and Benny Safdie. Called an “exhilarating, exhausting cringe comedy” by The Hollywood Reporter‘s Daniel Feinberg, the A24 and Showtime co-produced show’s first episode is available to stream now on Paramount+ with Showtime, while the series premieres on cable on Showtime this Sunday.
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Paramount+ with Showtime is also available as an add-on at Amazon’s Prime Video, which offers a free seven-day trial of the network; after that, it auto-renews at $11.99 per month. Those with subscriptions to streaming and internet-based cable TV services, such as DirecTV Stream or Hulu, can add Showtime to their package for an extra $10.99 per month in addition to base plan prices.
Ahead, keep reading for more about The Curse‘s premiere date and air time, how to watch the TV show with and without cable and more.
Watch The Curse Without Cable: Premiere Date and Time, Episode Release Schedule
The 10-episode dark comedy series The Curse begins streaming today on Paramount+ with Showtime and premieres on cable this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Subsequent episodes will follow the same cadence with each part available to stream first every Friday on Paramount+ with Showtime before airing on Showtime on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The limited series’ finale streams on Jan. 12, 2024, and broadcasts on Jan. 14, 2024.
For those who already have an existing live TV streaming service subscription, Paramount+ is available as an add-on channel for $10.99-$11.99 per month (on top of the base plan price) through Prime Video, DirecTV Stream and Hulu, to name a few. See more options for watching The Curse and other Showtime content without cable below.
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Packages from $69.99 per month
DirecTV Stream lets you watch more than 75 other channels under its Entertainment package ($69.99 per month); add Showtime to your plan for $6 per month for the first three months for a limited time. Afterward, the channel add-on auto-renews for $11.99 per month.
New subscribers can watch the first episode of The Curse for free with DirecTV’s five-day trial. You can either cancel or keep the service after the free trial is over. Other DirecTV Stream plans ($84.99 to $159.99 per month) offer 105 to 150 channels, depending on the package you pick.
In addition, new customers can earn up to a $400 Visa gift card for a limited time; learn more here.
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Paramount+ with Showtime
Free trial available
Watch The Curse for free when you sign up for a seven-day free trial for Paramount+ with Showtime, which is $11.99 per month and is ad-free. Afterward, you can cancel the streaming service altogether, or you can keep watching Paramount+ for $5.99 per month for the basic ad-supported plan.
Subscribers can access hundreds of movies and TV series with Paramount+ with Showtime, such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Billions, Lawmen: Bass Reeves, Yellowjackets, all of the Star Trek franchise, the Yellowstone prequels 1883 and 1923 and others.
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Paramount+ with Showtime on Prime Video
Free trial available
Paramount+ with Showtime is available as an add-on channel on Prime Video. Prime members and new subscribers can get a free seven-day trial for Paramount+ with Showtime on Prime Video ($8.99 per month for the standalone service). After that, it auto-renews at $11.99 per month in addition to the Prime or Prime Video membership price.
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Fubo’s Premiere package includes Showtime for $74.99 per month for the first two months of your service. It has more than 250 news, entertainment and sports channels. It also includes over 1,000 hours of cloud DVR, 4K streaming and up to 10 video streams on a smartphone, tablet or smart TV at once.
The online TV streaming service offers a five-day trial for new subscribers.
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Showtime on Hulu
Add Showtime for $10.99 per month
You can watch the series premiere of The Curse on Hulu when you add Showtime to your base plan for $10.99 per month. Hulu’s base subscriptions are $7.99 per month for the ad-supported package or $17.99 for the ad-free tier, and the streamer offers the first month free to new subscribers.
One of the best streaming deals is with the Disney Duo bundle, which comes with the ad-supported versions of Hulu and Disney+ for $9.99 per month — that’s a nearly 40 percent savings altogether. Additionally, the Disney Trio offers Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+, all with ads, for $14.99 per month — about a savings of 45 percent off compared to separate subscriptions.
You can even go somewhat commercial-free with the Disney Trio Premium. It includes the ad-free versions of Hulu and Disney+, but it comes with the ad-supported version of ESPN+ for $24.99 per month.
Add Showtime for $5 per month for the first month
If you’d like to watch The Curse on Showtime, Sling ($20-$60 per month) might be a good fit. You can add the premium cable network for $5 per month for the first month of service (auto-renews for $10 per month), in addition to a base package subscription.
Sling is currently offering 50 percent off the first month to new subscribers. Prices are as low as $20 for the first month ($40 per month afterward) for Sling Orange, which includes AMC, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, TNT and other channels. Learn more about Sling here.
Where to Watch The Curse With Cable
As mentioned above, The Curse airs on the premium cable network Showtime starting this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Subsequent episodes will be broadcast weekly on the same day and time, with the finale airing Jan. 14, 2024.
You can watch the dark satire limited series through your cable TV provider, or on ShowtimeAnytime.com with your cable TV account login information.
How to Watch The Curse Outside of the U.S.
Paramount+ is available in select countries outside of the U.S. — so if you’re outside of the country, you can use a virtual private network (VPN) such as ExpressVPN to stream the series premiere of The Curse with your subscription. The service lets you legally access U.S. web servers — even if you’re in another country — to stream on a smart TV, smartphone, tablet or laptop. Learn more about ExpressVPN here.
The Curse: Cast, Series Synopsis
The Curse follows Whitney and Asher Siegel (played by Stone and Fielder), “a newlywed couple struggling to make their vision for eco-living a reality in a small town in New Mexico,” per the show’s logline. Safdie plays Dougie, a producer of a HGTV-like reality show who wants to make their dream home come true. On top of that, the couple is also trying to conceive a child while an alleged curse threatens their relationship.
The comedy series also stars Corbin Bernsen, Constance Shulman, Hikmah Warsame, Dahabo Ahmed, Christopher Calderon, Barkhad Abdi, Gary Farmer and others.
Stream The Curse online starting today at Paramount+ with Showtime, or tune into Showtime on Sunday for the series’ on-air premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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