Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ray Donovan Returns for Season 2 Sunday July 13, 2014 9PM on SHOWTIME

[SHOWTIME Press Release]

NEW YORK, NY (June 13, 2014) – In advance of the second season premiere on Sunday, July 13th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME has released the full-length trailer for its critically-acclaimed hit series RAY DONOVAN, starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role.

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN stars Liev Schreiber as LA’s best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Season one came to a close with an epic showdown resulting in Boston mobster and fugitive, Sully’s (James Woods) demise.

Season two of this powerful drama, will explore the fallout of his murder for Ray, his father Mickey (Jon Voight) and the FBI, headed by LA Bureau Chief Cochran (guest star Hank Azaria). 

As the season unfolds, Ray continues to seek balance between the demands of his family, including his volatile relationship with Mickey, and the demands of his Hollywood clients. The cast also includes Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.

Oscar®-nominated actor Elliott Gould will return as a special guest star for season two. In addition to Gould and Azaria, season two will also feature an impressive line-up of guest stars including Ann-Margret, Wendell Pierce, Brent Spiner, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw, Brian Geraghty, Heather McComb and Kip Pardue. 

RAY DONOVAN is created and executive produced by Ann Biderman. A SHOWTIME production, the series is also executive produced by Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and David Hollander.

Season 2 Episode 1 "Yo Soy Capitan": Written by Ann Biderman Directed by Tucker Gates

When the head of the Los Angeles FBI (Hank Azaria) learns that Ray and Mickey were part of the killing of Sully Sullivan he demands that Ray bring his father in. 

Mickey, however, is in Mexico, where he is setting up a fight for Ray’s half-brother, Daryll. Abby, concerned that Ray won’t face his abuse, has forced him to go to therapy with her. 

On the same day, Ray has to rescue his client Deonte (Moe McRae), a pro baller, from a violent confrontation between Deonte’s wife and an American Idol finalist. Bunchy has a job interview at a bicycle shop while Terry obsesses over his ex-girlfriend. 

Conor lands in hot water after assaulting a classmate. In the end, Ray heads to Mexico to bring Mickey back to Los Angeles, but finds Mickey isn’t eager to leave.



Showtime's Masters Of Sex Returns for Season 2 Sunday July 13, 2014 10PM

[Showtime Press Release]

NEW YORK, NY – June 27, 2014 – In advance of the second season premiere of MASTERS OF SEX on Sunday, July 13th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME has released the full-length trailer for the critically-acclaimed hit series. MASTERS OF SEX stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan and chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

Season one of MASTERS OF SEX received both Golden Globe and WGA nominations and was honored as one of AFI’s Top Ten Television Programs of the Year. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. 

Season two also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears and Annaleigh Ashford, and includes guest stars Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Sarah Silverman, Betsy Brandt, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, Jocko Sims, Greg Grunberg, Barry Watson, Rose McIver, Rene Auberjonois and Christian Borle. 

MASTERS OF SEX was developed for television by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series is executive produced by Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Judith Verno and Amy Lippman. Miichael Apted, Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Emmy-winning comedian and actress Sarah Silverman is joining the cast of season two of the acclaimed SHOWTIME drama series MASTERS OF SEX. Silverman will recur in the guest starring role of Helen.

Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 1 "Parallax": Cast aside by the medical community following the exposure of their controversial study, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson passionately fight to get their work back on track. But as they struggle to unlock the mysteries of sex, things get dangerously personal.




Wednesday, July 09, 2014

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER HALLE BERRY STARS IN “EXTANT,” A NEW SUMMER SERIES PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 9PM ON CBS

[CBS Press Release]

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER HALLE BERRY STARS IN “EXTANT,” A NEW SUMMER SERIES PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 2014 9PM ON CBS

EXTANT, a new 13-episode serialized drama, is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

EXTANT is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

“There's only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen EXTANT to expand her illustrious career,” said Steven Spielberg. “As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role and I very much look forward to working with her.”

“Halle is the type of award-winning actress you dream of collaborating with for an event project such as EXTANT,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “Her talent and ability to immerse herself into every performance has created memorable roles that have resonated with audiences everywhere. It’s a big coup for CBS to have Halle star in her first television series, especially with such an exciting original concept and a role layered with mystery and humanity.”

“I'm always on the lookout for amazing roles and when you see material that contains this strong of auspices, nuance and complexity it compels me to run toward it no matter the medium. For five months a year I'll get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman, and for the remainder of the year I'll continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one,” said Halle Berry. “I've found amazing partners in CBS's Nina Tassler and Les Moonves, and the incredible Steven Spielberg, along with his Amblin production team, whose vision and creativity in storytelling is unparalleled.”

EXTANT Series Premiere: “Re-Entry” – Astronaut Molly Woods tries to reconnect with her husband, John, and son, Ethan, after returning from a 13-month solo mission in outer space. Molly’s mystifying experiences in space lead to events that will ultimately change the course of human history, on the series premiere of EXTANT, Wednesday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Coulter (“Boardwalk Empire”) directed the premiere episode. Written by Mickey Fisher.


EXTANT Episode 2 "Extinct": MOLLY UNCOVERS DETAILS OF HER MYSTERIOUS PREGNANCY AND LEARNS DISTURBING INFORMATION ABOUT ANOTHER SOLO MISSION, ON “EXTANT,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

“Extinct” – After Molly collapses and experiences a vision of her encounter on the Seraphim, Sam agrees to give her an ultrasound so she can learn more about her mysterious pregnancy. Also, Molly tracks down Kryger and he reveals the disturbing details of his own solo mission that the International Space Exploration Agency (ISEA) is keeping secret, on EXTANT, Wednesday, July 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS: Halle Berry (Molly Woods) Goran Visnjic (John Woods) Pierce Gagnon (Ethan Woods) Hiroyuki Sanada (Hideki Yasumoto) Michael O’Neill (Alan Sparks) Grace Gummer (Julie Gelineau) Camryn Manheim (Sam Barton).

GUEST CAST: Maury Sterling (Gordon Kern) Annie Wershing (Femi Dodd) Brad Beyer (Harmon Kryger) Anne Ramsay (Laurie Vinson) Tami Roman (Cass Hendy) Sergio Harford (Marcus Rawlins) Jonathan Craig Williams (Bill Hendy) Alisha Boe (Brynn Hendy) Kevin Ryan (Balloon Vendor) Rick Kelly (Segers) Kenzo Lee (Tech)