You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sarah Silverman Joins ‘Masters of Sex’ Cast

Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned.

The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character of Helen in a recurring guest star role.

Silverman, who received a lead actress Emmy nomination for her Comedy Central show “The Sarah Silverman Program,” appears in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming feature “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” She is repped by CAA, Thruline Entertainment and PMK-BNC. Offscreen, she has been romantically linked to Sheen.

The first season of “Masters of Sex” received Golden Globe and WGA nominations and was named one of AFI’s top TV programs of the year. Production on the second season is currently under way in Los Angeles. It also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears and Annaleigh Ashford.

More TV

  • Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under

    Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under Scrutiny (EXCLUSIVE)

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned. The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character […]

  • Chelsea Handler Netflix trailer

    'Chelsea' Proves Netflix Can't Always Beat TV At Its Own Game (Opinion)

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned. The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character […]

  • The Loudhouse Nickelodeon

    'Loud House' Showrunner Chris Savino Fired From Nickelodeon for Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned. The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character […]

  • Oscar Host

    TV News Roundup: HBO to Air Jon Stewart's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned. The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character […]

  • Project 13

    CW Developing DC Comics Adaptation 'Project 13' With Elizabeth Banks Producing (EXCLUSIVE)

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned. The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character […]

  • Sophia Bush Inks Development Deal With

    Sophia Bush Inks Development, Talent Holding Deal With 20th Century Fox Television

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned. The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character […]

  • Kate del Castillo Sean Penn

    Sean Penn Steps Up Fight Against Netflix's El Chapo Series From Kate del Castillo

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman has joined the second season of the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” Variety has learned. The period drama created by Michelle Ashford stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Although character details were not available, Showtime has said that Silverman will play the character […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content