- ABC has a crime thriller based on Liza Marklund’s Annika Bengtzon series.
- Fox has Drew Chapman’s conspiracy thriller The Ascendant and a Whitey Bulger series based on Eddie MacKenzie’s memoir Street Soldier.
- NBC has Shon Hopwood’s memoir Law Man and Chelsea Cain thriller One Kick.
- Showtime has Moshe Kasher’s Kasher in the Rye.
Showtime 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.”
If 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:
“Copulation Between Couples:”
Showtime’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:
In preparation for the upcoming eighth season of Dexter, Showtime has put together this featurette on the evolution of Debra Morgan. Enjoy! Season eight premieres on June 30th.
Showtime has released some new video in preparation for Dexter‘s eighth and final season, which premieres on June 30th. Here’s teaser “Vetting, Stalking and Killing:”
And a combined teaser, “Breathless,” for Dexter and new series Ray Donovan, which premieres the same night:
Here’s a combined trailer for the two shows that Showtime posted last week:
Via Give Me My Remote, Showtime has confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of Dexter will be its last. Here’s a two-minute sneak peek of the final season: