Showtime Renews ‘Masters of Sex,’ ‘Ray Donovan’
The renewal news keeps on coming.
One day after FX announced The Strain would return for Season 2 and hours after Halt and Catch Fire ESC’d the DEL key at AMC, Showtime has announced that Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan will return for new seasons, set to begin production in early 2015.
Masters of Sex was nominated for five Emmy Awards this year, and at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys, Allison Janney walked away with a statue for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama. Lead Lizzy Caplan will learn her fate at Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, where she is up for Lead Actress in a Drama.
Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen in a scene from ‘Masters of Sex.’
Image: Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME
Ray Donovan‘s Jon Voight, meanwhile, also scored an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role as Mickey Donovan.
Ratings wise, both Masters and Ray have seen solid performances in their second seasons. Masters of Sex averages nearly four million viewers across platforms per week, according to the network, while Ray Donovan‘s season-to-date is averaging five million weekly viewers across platforms.
The third seasons of both series will have 12 one-hour episodes.
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