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Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for New Dramas 'Ray Donovan' and 'Masters of Sex'

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire January 15, 2013 at 5:08PM

Showtime's set out its schedule for the rest of the year, and if you're curious about the premium network's two new shows -- the Liev Schreiber-as-a-fixer-for-Los Angeles'-rich-and-powerful drama "Ray Donovan" and the human sexuality research series "Masters of Sex" -- you'll have to wait until summer for the former and fall for the latter. The channel kicked off its year in original programming with new seasons of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication" this past Sunday, and put the premiere episodes of "Shameless" and "Californication" online for free here and here. The rest of the year will go as follows:
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Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen and Caitlin Fitzgerald in 'Masters of Sex'
Craig Blankenhorn/Showtime Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen and Caitlin Fitzgerald in 'Masters of Sex'

Showtime's set out its schedule for the rest of the year, and if you're curious about the premium network's two new shows -- the Liev Schreiber-as-a-fixer-for-Los Angeles'-rich-and-powerful drama "Ray Donovan" and the human sexuality research series "Masters of Sex" -- you'll have to wait until summer for the former and fall for the latter. The channel kicked off its year in original programming with new seasons of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication" this past Sunday, and put the premiere episodes of "Shameless" and "Californication" online for free here and here. The rest of the year will go as follows:

Nonfiction series "Inside Comedy" will start its second season on Monday, February 11 at 11pm. The half-hour series will run ten episodes, with host David Steinberg interviewing comedians like Louis C.K., Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell.

Like its rival HBO, Showtime's been investing in feature docs lately, with its new strand Sho Closeup launching on Friday, March 15 with "The World According to Dick Cheney." Directed by R.J. Cutler ("The September Issue"), the film will be broadcast only a few weeks after its premiere at Sundance this month, and delves into the life and career of the former vice president, with his full support.

READ MORE: First Look Trailer for Showtime's New Dramas 'Masters of Sex' and 'Ray Donovan'

In April, season five of "Nurse Jackie" will kick off on Sunday, April 14 at 9pm, with the third season of "The Borgias" premiering after it at 10pm. Laura Linney's cancer dramedy "The Big C," which is getting a four-episode final "limited event" season, will move to Mondays, starting on April 29th at 10pm.

The eighth (and last? or maybe not) season of "Dexter" is being moved up into the summer, airing at 9pm on Sunday, June 30th and being used as a draw to "Ray Donovan," which will premiere after it at 10pm.

"Master of Sex" will have its premiere on September 29th at 10pm, following the premiere of season three of "Homeland" at 9pm.

This article is related to: Television, TV News, Showtime, Masters Of Sex, Ray Donovan, Homeland, Dexter, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, The Borgias, The World According to Dick Cheney





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