SEASON THREE PREMIERES OF THE HIT DRAMAS "RAY DONOVAN" AND "MASTERS OF SEX" ARE AVAILABLE FOR EARLY SAMPLING
Viewers Can Watch The SHOWTIME(R) Summer Series Premieres Now Across Platforms
Before They Debut On Sunday, July 12th
NEW YORK - July 2, 2015 - Today, SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide an opportunity to sample the third season premieres of its critically-acclaimed hit drama series RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX across multiple platforms, in advance of their debut on SHOWTIME on Sunday, July 12th starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can sample the TV-14 rated premieres of RAY DONOVAN (http://s.sho.com/RD301) and MASTERS OF SEX (http://s.sho.com/MOS301) for free now on YouTube and SHO.com. The new season premieres can also be accessed via select television providers' free On Demand channels and websites, on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and various partner sites and applications. Additionally, the episodes will be available via SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) on desktop, iPhone(R), iPad(R), Android(TM) phones and tablets, Kindle Fire(TM), Roku(R) players, Chromecast(TM), Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360(R), Xbox One and Apple TV(R) streaming players anywhere in the U.S., as well as for download as a free video podcast on iTunes. RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX will also be available on the SHOWTIME Preview app on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Panasonic.
RAY DONOVAN stars two-time Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) nominee Liev Schreiber as LA's best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls' most complicated and combustible situations go away. Season three 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, in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role), who had narrowly escaped last season's heist debacle, finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire. Joining the show this season are guest stars Golden Globe winner Ian McShane and Katie Holmes, with Oscar(R) and Golden Globe nominee Elliott Gould returning. The cast also includes Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby. A SHOWTIME production, the series is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff, and created by Ann Biderman.
Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen and Emmy nominee Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, MASTERS OF SEX chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop-culture trajectory. Masters and Johnson's research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Season three of the series is set in 1966 when the famed duo Masters and Johnson are dealing with the glare of the national spotlight as their sex study is finally unveiled. 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). The series also stars Tony(R) winner Annaleigh Ashford. Guest stars this season include Emmy nominee Josh Charles, Emmy winner Allison Janney, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Beau Bridges, Tate Donovan and Emmy winner Sarah Silverman. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. MASTERS OF SEX was developed for television by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series is executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Amy Lippman and Judith Verno. Dave Flebotte serves as co-executive producer. Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers. Later this month, SHOWTIME will also be available as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple(R) and Roku, Inc.'s Roku(R) players and Roku TV(TM) models. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC's PlayStation(R) Vue in time for the premieres of RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX.