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Showtime Pairs ‘Ray Donovan,’ ‘Masters of Sex’ for Summer Run

Two Showtime dramas that premiered last year, “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex,” will be paired on Sundays this summer, the network announced Wednesday.

“Masters,” which wrapped last December, is back earlier than expected while “Donovan” is back in the same window as last year. Both shows will premiere on July 13 and air 12 one-hour episodes.

Showtime is likely to schedule new drama “The Affair” to air this fall alongside its top-rated show, “Homeland.”

Ray Donovan” is the first freshman series on Showtime to average over 5 million viewers per week, as it averaged 5.7 million across platforms, according to Nielsen. “Masters of Sex” averaged 4.8 million viewers last fall behind “Homeland.”

“Ray Donovan” was created and executive produced by Ann Biderman. A Showtime production, the series is also executive produced by Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff.

“Masters of Sex” was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford. The series is executive produced by Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Judith Verno and Amy Lippman.  Michael Dinner, Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers.  It is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

 

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