Showtime has a huge opportunity to gain some ground on chief rival HBO thanks to the kick in the ass it's received from its kick-ass drama Homeland. With the Emmys fawning over the Claire Danes-starring thriller, the network is enjoying a lot of attention. But how does one follow up one's first big original drama hit? With lots of sex and a guy who makes dead transsexuals disappear, of course!
Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan are the two new series Showtime hopes will keep up its current momentum, and though we've known about them for like forever, today we finally get extended looks at both.
Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life 1960s sex pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as the titular character, a "fixer" for rich Hollywood types who makes mistakes (think dead hookers) disappear. Showtime has been pretty non-specific about when both series will debut, saying only that they'll show up sometime in 2013.
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