Oh, and the anti-climax jokes that ensue. Showtime’s Masters of Sex once ranked as an early breakout for the network, but lost steam in its latter seasons, even as the most recent run returned some critical praise. Sadly, Masters & Johnson have officially closed up shop, as Showtime confirms Masters of Sex won’t return for Season 5.
It’s been a little while since the last update on Deadpool 2, so we’re definitely due for some fresh news — like this casting report, which suggests that several great actresses are on Fox’s shortlist for the role of Domino, a character who has been consistently rumored for the highly-anticipated sequel. According to the latest rumor, the studio is eyeing a handful of stars to play the mutant mercenary (and X-Force member), including Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kingsman favorite Sofia Boutella.
You can always count on Showtime to debut its wares ahead of schedule, and Masters of Sex gets an even bigger boon this year. Catch up with Bill, Virginia and Libby weeks ahead of Season 4's official premiere, and find out what other big names have joined the cast!
It isn’t exactly scientific to suggest that Showtime’s Masters of Sex has fallen on some harder times after its revered first season, but harder still times seem in store by the first Season 4 trailer. Michael Sheen’s Dr. Masters has his very own sadness beard in the first official sneak peek, heralding both a September Season 4 premiere and the advent of a swinging ‘70s vibe.
Oh boy, another sequel.
In ‘Now You See Me 2' the Four Horsemen are back with a brand new member. Lizzy Caplan stars as Lula, the newest magician to join the team known for their elaborate heists and public spectacles.
Just when you thought a huge leap forward for Homeland could be the biggest Showtime news of the day, in swoops the cable network with not one, but three future premieres. Not only will Shameless air two seasons in one year for the first time, but Masters of Sex and The Affair have their fall 2016 dates as well.
Magicians: they’re no longer just people who remind of you of the good choices you made in life when seen at children’s birthday parties. Magicians are now “cool” and “sexy” and “played by Lizzy Caplan.” She’s taking the place of Isla Fisher, who was presumably busy keeping a brave face as she watched her husband of six years crawl into an elephant’s vagina, as one of two new key acquisitions for the fledgling franchise. As the newly released trailer embedded above indicates, she’s one of three newcomers, along with Chinese singer Jay Chou and actual boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe, showing a little range by portraying a character who cannot do magic, but does somehow have access to every single computer in the world, which is slightly more implausible.
Seemingly brothers and sisters and arms, where Showtime’s Masters of Sex goes, Ray Donovan will follow. The sexual revolution drama and Liev Schrieber’s L.A. fixer will return arm-in-arm for 2016, as Showtime has officially renewed both dramas for a fourth season.
Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, Showtime had a few extra explosions to spare for Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan Season 3. Before the official July 12 premiere, both summer series have released their full debut episodes online.