Showtime Offers Series Samplers

Showtime today has posted free samples of the third-season premieres of series Ray Donovan and Masters Of Sex on multiple platforms ahead of their debut on Showtime on Sunday, July 12, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can sample the TV-14 rated premieres of Ray Donovan and Masters Of Sex for free now on YouTube and The new season premieres can also be accessed via select television providers’ free on-demand channels and websites, on Showtime On Demand and various partner sites and applications. The episodes also will be available via Showtime Anytime on desktop, iPhone, iPad,  Android phones and tablets, Kindle Fire, Roku players, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Apple TV streaming players anywhere in the U.S., as well as for download as a free video podcast on iTunes, Showtime said in a release. They will also be available on the Showtime Preview app on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Panasonic.

Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as L.A.’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 three finds Ray adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss. Meanwhile, his father Mickey (Jon Voight), who had narrowly escaped last season's heist debacle, finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire.  Joining the show this season are guest stars Ian McShane and Katie Holmes, with Elliott Gould returning. The cast also includes Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby. A Showtime production, the series is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff, and created by Ann Biderman. 

Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters Of Sex chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop-culture trajectory, Showtime said in the release. Masters and Johnson’s research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Season three of the series is set in 1966 when Masters and Johnson are dealing with the glare of the national spotlight as their sex study is finally unveiled. Their work will have a profound impact on contemporary relationships, especially their own evolving three-way “marriage” with Masters’ wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald). The series also stars Annaleigh Ashford. Guest stars this season include Josh Charles, Allison Janney, Beau Bridges, Tate Donovan and Sarah Silverman. 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.  Masters Of Sex was developed for television by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer. The series is executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Amy Lippman and Judith Verno. Dave Flebotte serves as co-executive producer. Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. Masters Of Sex is produced by Sony Pictures Television.