Lizzy Caplan, Steve Buscemi
Halfway through the pilot episode of the Showtime series Masters of Sex, which is based on the story of real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters leaves his wife, Libby, in the care of another doctor as she undergoes infertility treatments so he can slip into a neighboring examination room and watch a prostitute masturbate... It's an amazingly rich six minutes of television that manages not only to set up most of the first season's major plotlines and underlying emotional tensions, but also to explain the story's historical import. In a strictly factual sense, it's also mostly made up.
M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan is developing a new event series for Fox, the network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association winter TV previews.
The drama, Wayward Pines, is inspired by Blake Crouch's bestselling novel Pines and follows Secret Service agent Ethan Burke as he tracks down two missing agents in a rural Idaho town. But as Ethan becomes more involved in the mysteries of Wayward Pines, Idaho, he moves farther away from everything he once knew.
Showtime has ordered dramas Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex to series, the network announced Monday.
Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as Los Angeles' best professional troubleshooter who can make anyone anyone's problems disappear, except those ...
Emmy winner Margo Martindale has been courted by not one, but two pilots.
Martindale, who won the Emmy for her role as Mags Bennett on Justified, has landed a leading role on...
Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan will play the leads in Masters of Sex, Showtime announced Thursday.
The timing couldn't be better for this week's announcement by FX that the current — and best to date — season of Sons of Anarchy is being expanded by an extra episode (No. 14 will now air Dec. 6).
Tom Hanks is developing a comedy about the lives of college athletes for HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Titled Players, the half-hour series reunites Hanks and his long-time producing partner Gary Goetzman with the network, with which they made Big Love and the Emmy-winning miniseries John Adams, The Pacific and Band of Brothers.
Hell on Wheels
"Blood will be spilled."
So promises the poster for AMC's latest period drama Hell on Wheels.
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Set in the aftermath of the Civil War, the series tells the story of Confederate veteran Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), whose quest to avenge his wife's death at the hands of Union soldiers takes him west to work on building the transcontinental railroad.
The drama also explores...
HBO continues to dominate the Emmys, beating all other outlets this year with 19 total wins. But is the pay cable network's Emmy stranglehold on the wane?
HBO's tally was down from last year's 25 wins, and represented the channel's smallest Emmy haul since 2003 (when it won 18). And HBO won just four awards during the Primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday night, compared to eight on last year's broadcast. (It's been more than 15 years since HBO won so few during the telecast.)
Showtime has picked up three pilots, including a docu-comedy, a book adaptation and a drama from Southland creator Ann Biderman, Deadline reports.
Gurland On Gurland documents filmmaker Andrew Gurland (The Last Exorcism) as he pursues the next phase of his career. He will also write and direct the project.