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Big Bang, Masters of Sex Lead Critics' Choice Nominations

Jim Parsons, Michael Sheen

The Big Bang Theory and newcomer Masters of Sex leads this year's Critics' Choice Award nominations.

Big Bang scored five nods including Best Comedy Series. Star Jim Parsons is nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Kaley Cuoco for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Mayim Bialik for Supporting Actress and James Earl Jones for Best Guest Performance in a Comedy series.

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Showtime Sets Summer Premieres for Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan

Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen

Showtime's Masters of Sex is moving to the summer.

The drama, which stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life sex researchers Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson and aired in the fall last year, will return Sunday, July 13 at 10/9c, following the Season 2 premiere of Ray Donovan.

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Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt Joins Masters of Sex

Betsy Brandt

Betsy Brandt has landed a recurring role on Masters of Sex, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Breaking Bad alum will appear in the Showtime drama's upcoming second season as... read more

Keke Palmer Joins Masters of Sex

Keke Palmer

KeKe Palmer has landed a recurring role on Masters of SexShowtime announcedWednesday.

Palmer will play Coral, a nanny who's hired to care for the Masters' new baby. Masters of Sexstars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researches William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Caitlin Fitzgerald plays Masters' wife Libby.

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2013's Best Episodes: Hannibal's Delicious Homage, Big Bang's Sexy Gameplay

Hannibal

Torture! Clones! Betrayal! Sexting! And just sex! From touching series finales (farewell, 30 Rock and The Office!) to Game of Thrones' brutal Red Wedding, 2013 was brimming with fantastic hours of television. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.

What were the best TV shows of 2013?

Here are Episodes 20-16. (Catch up with Episodes 25-21.)
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Matt Roush's Top 10 of 2013

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

1. Breaking Bad
What a way to go out — with a bang, on a tragic yet triumphant high, at the peak of popularity and notoriety. What could be more satisfying than that? There wasn't a wasted moment or unexplored opportunity for suspenseful conflict in the intense last chapters of AMC's masterful thriller, charting Walter White's ultimate descent into criminal infamy. Bryan Cranston brilliantly captured the character's mood swings, from wounded pride to murderous rage to sorrow over the family he lost due to his dark machinations. No maddening ambiguities in this grand finale... read more

Breaking Bad, Good Wife and New Blood Top Golden Globe Nods

Bryan Cranston, Andy Samberg

Breaking BadThe Good Wife and lots of fresh faces led Thursday's Golden Globe Awards, while defending champ Homeland was shut out.

A day after nabbing three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, Breaking Bad earned three Globe ...
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Behind the Scenes of Showtime's Provocative New Drama Masters of Sex

Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen

Only eight episodes into its first season, Showtime's Masters of Sex has already offered more twists and turns than the Kama Sutra. Audiences seem to like playing Peeping Tom. Ratings have been strong, and the network announced it would renew the show for Season 2.

What's the secret to Sex's success? You can start with the offbeat chemistry of classically trained British thespian Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) and comic actress Lizzy Caplan (Party Down) as William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the pioneering researchers who revolutionized the study of sex in the 1950s. "The producers clearly knew what... read more

Mega Buzz: Supernatural's Foe, Diaries Side Effects and a Mentalist Confession

Jensen Ackles, Nina Dobrev, Simon Baker

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Can you give us any more information about Bartholomew on Supernatural? —Gina
ADAM:
 Let's just say that he might pose a few more problems for the Winchester boys than previous angel Naomi did. "Bartholomew set out to be a headhunter to kind of rule the roost, whereas Naomi was more in the business of trying to preserve heaven and ruling that landscape," Jensen Ackles tells us. "With that comes [new] rules of the game." And those new rules are likely to more deadly. "Bartholomew is malicious in a way that Naomi wasn't," Misha Collins says. "She would engage in torture, but there's something more sinister about Bartholomew. He seems to me to be less sympathetic."

Any scoop on The Vampire Diaries? So many twists last week! —Tonya
NATALIE: Seriously. For one, Katherine getting her blood drained won't come without consequences... read more

Masters of Sex's Nicholas D'Agosto: Ethan Still Carries a Torch for Virginia

Nicholas D'Agosto

"If you were having a contest for the most sexually adventurous girl in the hospital, who would win?" Nicholas D'Agosto, who plays Dr. Ethan Haas on Showtime's Masters of Sex (Sunday, 10/9c), doesn't blame his character for his obsession with trying to find a sexually liberated woman. After all ... read more

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