AMC Renews Turn + More TV News

TurnAMC has renewed Revolutionary War spy drama Turn for a second season.

Sleepy Hollow comic books?!?!

Rosario Dawson will play a lead role on Daredevil.

Laura Mennell will recur on season five of Haven.

Artemis Pebdani will recur and Erin Cummings will guest star on Masters of Sex.

A show based on Michelle Dresbold’s Sex, Lies, and Handwriting is in development at ABC.

TV Casting: Daredevil, Sleepy Hollow, Masters of Sex, & More

Charlie CoxCharlie Cox will reportedly star in Netflix/Marvel’s Daredevil show.

Sleepy Hollow has cast Sakina Jaffrey and Matt Barr. Neil Jackson will return as well.

Masters of Sex guest stars in season two will include Courtney Vance, Rene Auberjonois, and Christian Borle.

Steven Berkoff will recur on Witches of East End.

Brett Cullen will appear on Under the Dome.

The Recovery Road pilot has cast Caroline Sunshine.

TV News: Astronaut Wives Club, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex

Erin CummingsAstronaut Wives Club has been pushed from summer to midseason. They’ve also cast Erin Cummings, though if they’re retooling the show, it’s unclear how much of the original cast will stay.

Patrick Brennan will guest star on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has cast Necar Zadegan.

Keke Palmer will recur on Masters of Sex.

WGA Nominees: Masters of Sex, Orange Is the New Black, Killing Kennedy

Writers Guild AwardsThree adaptations have been nominated for 2014 Writers Guild Awards. Masters of Sex has been nominated for New Series and for Episodic Drama for its pilot episode. Orange Is the New Black has been nominated for Comedy Series and New Series as well as for Episodic Comedy for episodes “Pilot” and “Lesbian Request Denied.” And Killing Kennedy has been nominated in the Long Form – Adapted category. You can read all the nominations here. Which shows do you think should win?

Showtime Renews Masters of Sex

Masters of SexShowtime has renewed Masters of Sex for a second season, as well as Homeland for a fourth season. From the press release as reprinted at Deadline:

“HOMELAND continues to prove its strength for SHOWTIME, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” said [David] Nevins. “The critical and audience reaction to MASTERS OF SEX since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”

Michelle Ashford Talks Masters of Sex Premiere + 2 Clips from Episode 2

Masters of SexIf you were as intrigued by last Sunday’s premiere of Showtime’s Masters of Sex as I was, you should definitely watch this video in which executive producer Michelle Ashford discusses the premiere and how they tried to make it as historically accurate as possible:

And check out two clips from Sunday’s upcoming episode:

“Midwest Miracle:”

“Copulation Between Couples:”

Watch the Masters of Sex Premiere Now!

Masters of SexShowtime’s new drama Masters of Sex, based on the book of the same name by Thomas Meier, tells the story of pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. It stars Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen, Nicholas D’Agosto, Caitlin FitzGerald, and Teddy Sears. I really enjoyed the first episode – Caplan and Sheen are both incredibly compelling, the writing is good, and the historical details – the show starts in 1956 – are fascinating. The show premieres on Sunday, September 29th, at 10/9c, but Showtime has put the entire first episode online, and you can watch it right here. Here’s a taste: