9:44am PT by Kate Stanhope
Showtime Renews 'Ray Donovan' and 'Masters of Sex'
Showtime handed out renewals to dramas Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Tuesday.
This will bring both series into their fourth seasons. The dramas each will return with new 12-episode seasons in 2016.
Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber just earned his first Emmy nomination for his work on the series, which centers on a Los Angeles fixer and his complicated home life. This season saw the addition of new showrunner David Hollander, as well as guest-stars including Katie Holmes and Ian McShane. The series hails from Showtime and is executive produced by Hollander, Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff.
Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex flashed forward several years for its latest season, which has added guest-stars including Josh Charles, as well as returning favorites Allison Janney and Beau Bridges, among others. Masters of Sex is produced by Sony Pictures Television and is exec produced by Michelle Ashford, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Amy Lippman and Judith Verno.
“Both Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are signature series for Showtime,” said Showtime president David Nevins. “They are emblematic of what Showtime stands for — quality, premium programming that you cannot find anywhere else on television. We’re so proud to continue offering both series across all our platforms.”
The renewals come weeks after Showtime canceled the freshman comedy Happyish — a rare miss for the pay cabler.
Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex air Sundays at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively.