Showtime’s ‘Masters of Sex’ and ‘Ray Donovan’ Renewed for Season 4, of Course
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.
The pair have run together over Showtime summers for the last few years (its first time out, Masters of Sex was paired with Homeland in the fall, while Ray Donovan ran with Dexter over the summer), Showtime announced at the TCA press tour panel that the duo would again return for 2016, at 12 episodes apiece.
Having premiered on July 12, the third season of Masters of Sex took a time jump to 1966, after which the titular pair (Sheen and Lizzy Caplan)’s study had already been published. Year 3 sees Masters of Sex focusing on the national implications of Masters & Johnson’s work, other guest stars including The Walking Dead alum Emily Kinney, Maggie Grace, Tate Donovan and a returning Sarah Silverman.
On the flip side, Ray Donovan uses Season 3 to introduce Ian McShane as a powerful new producer named Andrew, along with Katie Holmes as his daughter Paige, a shrewd businesswoman in her own right. Both series will air new episodes this coming Sunday, before returning for Season 4 in 2016, of course.