Showtime has locked down their Summer schedule.
The premium cable network, who just yesterday picked up their Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti fronted drama pilot Billions to series with a twelve episode order, has announced that the third seasons of both Ray Donovan and Masters Of Sex will premiere on Sunday July 12th.
Ray Donovan will kick things off in the 9pm time-slot. The new season of the Liev Schreiber fronted series finds Ray adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss. Meanwhile, his father Mickey (Jon Voight), who had narrowly escaped last season’s heist debacle, finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire. Ian McShane, Katie Holmes and Elliott Gould guest star.
Masters Of Sex will then follow close behind at 10/9c. The show’s third season finds the famed duo of Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) dealing with the glare of the national spotlight as their sex study is finally unveiled. It’s the start of the Sexual Revolution — and Masters and Johnson’s work will have a profound impact on contemporary relationships, especially their own evolving three-way “marriage” with Masters’ wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald).