or


[02/02/12 - 12:06 PM]
Acclaimed Actors Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan Cast as Leads in "Masters of Sex"
John Madden is directing the pilot from a script by Michelle Ashford.

[via press release from Showtime]

ACCLAIMED ACTORS MICHAEL SHEEN AND LIZZY CAPLAN CAST AS LEADS IN "MASTERS OF SEX"

SHOWTIME(R) Pilot Begins Production In New York Later This Year

NEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2012) - Acclaimed actor Michael Sheen and actress Lizzy Caplan have been cast as the leads in the SHOWTIME drama pilot MASTERS OF SEX, where they will portray 1960's human sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Directed by Academy Award(R) nominee John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love"), the pilot will begin production in New York in March. Michelle Ashford (THE PACIFIC), Judith Verno, and Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (JUSTIFIED) are executive producers. Michael Sheen and Tammy Rosen will serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

MASTERS OF SEX chronicles the lives and the intriguing, unusual relationship between Masters and Johnson, the pioneers into the science of human sexuality, whose research touched off the sexual revolution. 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.

Sheen recently starred in the critically-acclaimed film "Beautiful Boy," and the Academy Award and Golden Globe(R)-nominated film "Midnight in Paris." He returns as "Aro" in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Other feature credits include the Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated films "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon," "The Damned United," "TRON: Legacy" and the "Underworld" films.

His American television credits include a guest starring role on "30 Rock" and an Emmy(R)-nominated lead performance in "The Special Relationship." In the UK, Sheen's television credits include his BAFTA-nominated performances in "Fantabulosa" and "Dirty Filthy Love."

On stage, Sheen has earned multiple awards and nominations for his work in "Amadeus," "Caligula" and "Frost/Nixon," and won the coveted Sir Laurence Olivier Bursary for consistently outstanding performances in many others. He recently performed Hamlet at the Young Vic, and is an appointed OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his contribution to the arts.

Caplan captured audiences with her breakout role as "Janice Ian" in "Mean Girls." Her film credits include the independent comedy "Queens of Country," "Hot Tub Time Machine," J.J. Abrams' sci-fi hit "Cloverfield," "My Best Friend's Girl," "Crossing Over," "The Last Rites of Ransom Pride," and the independent drama "Love Is The Drug." She also produced and starred in the short film "Successful Alcoholics," which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Caplan has completed a pair of comedies, both of which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival - "Bachelorette" and "Save the Date." She also recently wrapped production on the comedy "Frankie Goes Boom."

On television, Caplan can currently be seen in a multi-episode arc on the new comedy "New Girl." She also starred as "Casey Klein" on the critically-acclaimed comedy "Party Down." Her additional television credits include "True Blood," "The Class," "Related," "Family Guy," "American Dad," "Tru Calling," "Undeclared," and Judd Apatow's cult classic "Freaks and Geeks."





  [february 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· MASTERS OF SEX (SHOWTIME)





[05/25/16 - 02:37 PM]
Science Channel to Air "Droned" This Summer
The series will follow drone build teams and their clients while exploring the impact drones are having as viewers get a front row seat to a technology revolution.

[05/25/16 - 02:01 PM]
IFC Announces Series Development Deal with New York Magazine's Vulture
The project, titled "The Vulture Show," will deliver smart, irreverent and "slightly off" entertainment news, covering TV, movies, music, art, books, theater and celebrities with the outlet's signature, sharp perspective.

[05/25/16 - 01:31 PM]
Cable's #1 New Non-Fiction Series "60 Days In" Returns for an Explosive Second Season Thursday, August 18 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E
Plus: ABC News Chief Legal Analyst, Dan Abrams hosts "60 Days In: The Aftermath," a tell-all reunion special, with the season one participants premiering on Thursday, May 26.

[05/25/16 - 01:28 PM]
New Discovery Series "Homestead Rescue" - New Premiere Date and Clip
The newcomer will now launch Friday, June 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Investigation Discovery's June Programming Slate Delivers Healthy Dose of Drama with Four New Original Series
Television's home for true-crime content, ID brings compelling, real stories to the small screen, including premieres of four all-new series, and the return of three fan-favorites.

[05/25/16 - 11:25 AM]
CMT Celebrates Dierks Bentley's New Album, Black, with Special Takeover Weekend Beginning May 28
Look for "CMT Instant Jam: Dierks Bentley" on Saturday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/25/16 - 11:11 AM]
Returning Original Starz Series "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse" Move to Sundays in July
The former returns on July 17 followed by the latter on July 24.

[05/25/16 - 10:30 AM]
VH1's Sexy Hit Series "Dating Naked" Is Back - Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Rocsi Diaz, this season once again features two main daters, David and Natalie, as they search for love on a tropical island paradise.

[05/25/16 - 10:22 AM]
Freeform's "Funday" Father's Day Weekend Programming Event Begins Saturday, June 18 and Continues Through Sunday, June 19
Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon?

[05/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
"The Americans" Picked Up for Final Two Seasons
A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018.

[05/25/16 - 09:40 AM]
Brett Donahue to Play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's "The Kennedys-After Camelot"
As previously announced, the project stars Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy.

[05/25/16 - 09:32 AM]
Food Network Heads Outdoors as Professional Grill Masters Face the Heat in "Chopped Grill Masters Napa"
The five-week event launches Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 09:08 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Host "The 50th Annual CMA Awards" Live From Nashville, Wednesday, November 2, on ABC
The return of the popular pair was announced during Paisley's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and via Underwood's social network.

[05/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for a Pop-Country Mash Up at the "CMT Music Awards" Airing Live on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler are on tap to present.

[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise holds off ABC's own season finale of "Dancing with the Stars."