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Over the last few years, Showtime’s veteran programs, including Weeds and Dexter, have slowly finished their runs on the network. The good news is that the network has created a new programming lineup capable of filling the shoes of the old staples. This week, Showtime announced that a couple of its more recent programs have been renewed for another season at the subscription cable channel.
When Showtime decided to create a TV series based on the lives and research of Dr. William H. Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), they dredged the two mostly forgotten names up out of history and created a series that is fun and impressive. Masters of Sex is a show that capably looks at life through a cultural lens.
July 4th is a great time of year to celebrate the birth of our great nation, appreciate Independence, democracy and our troops whilst filling our stomachs with barbecued goodies and feasting our eyes on fireworks displays. Or we can stay inside and watch non-stop The Walking Dead episodes back to back to back!
Two of Showtime’s most successful freshmen series, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are finally returning to our small screens, but you won't have to wait until the pesky fall for their arrival. Both sophomore series will make summertime debuts their second go-around with 12, one-hour episodes for each, starting on on Sunday, July 13th at 9PM.
Marie Schrader will be taking her purple show on the road. The Breaking Bad actress known as Betsy Brandt has nabbed a recurring role on Showtime's Masters of Sex for its upcoming second season, recurring alongside the series’ stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.
After going through the motions of highlighting everything that was good, bad, amazing, or generally confounding about the year that was 2013, we felt it was time to move on, to look ahead; to not only make note of things we want, but to set a course for the deserved to get their dues. So we’ve decided to highlight these perfect TV storms to let you know who’s on the cusp of making it big in 2014. To kick off this series we’ve chosen Masters of Sex actress Heléne Yorke as one to watch, and one who deserves to have 2014 be her breakout year.
2013 has been a great year for television — perhaps one of its strongest in recent memory — so narrowing down a list of favorites was no small feat. Luckily for us, TVBlend is home to numerous writers with a myriad of tastes, which is why we decided to go solo this year in picking and sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. Up next here is Assistant TV Editor Alicia Lutes, with a list that starts off with Mad Men at number five.
It’s that time of year again! Yesterday, we heard from the Screen Actors Guild on their nominations for their annual awards ceremony, and today the Hollywood Foreign Press shares their own nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.The Golden Globes celebrate some of the best that TV and film have to offer in the past year.
The American Film Institute’s official selections for the 2013 AFI Awards have been announced, and the television selection proves that 2013 was a truly stellar year for the small screen. The list, which includes 10 of the year’s most outstanding television series as well as 10 equally-as-impressive movies, was selected by a panel of highly impressive judges.
Masters of Sex regains some of its footing, but goes for the big emotional moment without enough build up for the audience. Libby has been regulated from, “give me a baby” to the matchmaker to daughter-in-law and now the show has taken the baby away. The loss of baby Masters was clearly designed to be the emotional centerpiece of the season so far, but the inconsistency with Libby’s characterization and the speed at which they get to the loss of the baby reduced any impact the show could of had for the moment.
It looks like Showtime is pleased with the dramas they have lined up for Sunday night this fall, as the premium cable channel has officially renewed both Homeland and freshman drama Masters of Sex. That's a greenlight for a fourth season for Homeland and a second season for Masters of Sex.
Masters of Sex has a comes up short in its latest episode as it loses its focus and does everything a little too on the nose. I have said before that this show is at its best when focusing on Masters, Johnson and the study and this episode did not fit that mold.
Masters of Sex bounces back in its third episode, finding a great balance of humor and drama for its best episode yet.
Masters of Sex’s second episode is a step back from the great pilot as it’s expected to expand its world and it has a hard time making that terribly interesting. The pilot worked so well due to the fantastic chemistry between Masters and Virginia and the second episode sadly keeps them mostly apart. For a show to exist in this day and age the studios seem to want a large ensemble to fill out the program, but based on what we have seen so far...
Masters of Sex debuts on Showtime with a very strong pilot that introduces us to a fantastic duo in Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.