tonicollette ediefalco 290 Showtime unites 'Tara' and 'Jackie'; 'Twilight' coming tooShowtime unveiled a slew of premiere dates on Friday, including the returns of “United States of Tara” and “Nurse Jackie” — which will air back-to-back starting in March — the final season of “The Tudors” and the TV debut of “Twilight.”

New seasons of “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” and “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” are also on their way early next year.

“Tara” and “Jackie” will both begin their second seasons on Monday, March 22. “Nurse Jackie” — which is getting a relatively quick turnaround; it finished its first season in August — will air at 10 p.m. ET, and “Tara” will follow at 10:30.

“Twilight” will air on TV for the first time (not counting on demand plays) on Saturday, Jan. 23. Two days later, the new seasons of “Secret Diary” and “State of the Union” will premiere starting at 10 p.m. A new series called “La La Land” starring British comic Marc Wootton will follow at 11.

Finally, “The Tudors” will begin its final season of chronicling Henry VIII’s (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) reign on Sunday, April 11.

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