It looks like Allison Janney is intent on getting back into television. About a month ago, we learned that the West Wing star was signed on to star alongside Anna Faris in Chuck Lorre's CBS comedy pilot, Mom, and it also looks like we'll be seeing her in Showtime's upcoming drama series Masters of Sex, playing the wife of Beau Bridges character.
Set to premiere on Showtime this fall, Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Their research is said to have kicked off the sexual revolution. Janney will appear in 5 episodes of the series, playing Margaret Scully, the wife of University Provost Barton Scully (Bridges).
This is just one more reason to anticipate this intriguing sounding drama, even if Janney will only appear in five episodes. The actor has demonstrated her ability to handle both dramatic and comedic roles in films like Drop Dead Gorgeous (one of my personal favorites), Juno and The Help, and TV shows including The West Wing and Mr. Sunshine. If there's one cause for concern, it's that she's a scene-stealer, but that's hardly a complaint. While I'm hopeful that things will go well for the TV comedy she's starring in with Anna Faris, it's good to know we're guaranteed to see her back on TV when Masters of Sex arrives on Showtime. The series premieres Sunday, September 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the teaser for it below:
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