Showtime has announced today that it has picked up two new shows to series for its 2013 lineup.
“Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber as the titular character, a “fixer” who works for the Los Angeles elite. Wanna bet that his client’s doings are even more dirty than the ones on ABC’s “fixer” series “Scandal”?
Paula Malcolmson (“Caprica”), Pooch Hall (“The Game”), Kate Moennig (“The L Word”), Steven Bauer (“Breaking Bad”), Peter Jacobson (“House”) and Jonathon Schaech (“That Thing You Do!”) co-star.
Also ordered to series is “Masters of Sex”. The show centers on 1960s sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson (Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan), and how they explore their unconventional lifestyle. Also starring are Teddy Sears (“Raising the Bar”), Nicholas D’Agosto (“Heroes”) and Caitlin Fitzgerald (“It’s Complicated”).
On to other news.
- Amber Stevens (“Greek”) will guest star on ABC Family’s upcoming “Baby Daddy” in one episode as a love interest for single father Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau), per the Hollywood Reporter.
- EW’s Tanner Stransky reports that Cee Lo Green has joined the cast of TVLand’s newest sitcom “The Soul Man” for a guest spot as “a flashy rival preacher who’s stealing congregation members from Boyce’s (Cedric The Entertainer) church. The show premiers on June 20 at 10 PM. For more info about the show itself, hit the source link.
- Netflix will be offering past episodes of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Lying Game” through a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Domestic TV, per the Hollywood Reporter. Season one of “Liars” is available through Netflix Instant, and the second season will be available from July 3. “The Lying Game” will be ready for streaming in early 2013.
- James Franco will guest star for an arc on Nick at Nite’s new primetime soap “Hollywood Heights”, as previously reported. But now his appearance has a start date, per EW’s Keith Staskiewicz. Franco will first be seen on June 29. The new show premiers on June 18 on Nick at Nite, with a preview episode airing tonight.
- According to TVLine’s Megan Masters, Joy Behar will be getting her own talk show on Current TV beginning in September, “The Joy Behar Show” will be focusing on pop culture and politics.