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Showtime to Marathon Entire First Seasons of Summer's Hottest Series 'Ray Donovan' and 'Masters of Sex' Over Fourth of July Weekend

Showtime will present full season catch-up marathons of its highly-anticipated drama series Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex during Fourth of July weekend, ahead of their second season premieres on Sunday, July 13 at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT respectively. On Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5, the network will air the critically-acclaimed first season of Masters of Sex, followed by a marathon of Ray Donovan on Sunday, July 6. Subscribers can also catch up on full seasons of both series on Showtime on Demand and the network's authentication service Showtime Anytime.

MASTERS OF SEX and RAY DONOVAN Kick off Second Seasons on July 13

It's going to be a hot summer of drama on Showtime, when the network premieres RAY DONOVAN at 9 p.m. ET/PT and MASTERS OF SEX at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, July 13. Both series return with 12 one-hour episodes. RAY DONOVAN, which stands as the network's highest-rated freshman series ever, stars Liev Schreiber in his Golden Globe®-nominated role as the title character, alongside Golden Globe winner Jon Voight as his father. The critically-hailed drama MASTERS OF SEX, named as one of AFI's Top Ten Television Programs of the Year, stars Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

Ann-Margret Joins the Second Season of RAY DONOVAN

Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Ann-Margret will guest star in a recurring role on the second season of the hit Showtime drama series RAY DONOVAN. Ann-Margret will play the ever-beautiful June Wilson, a major star back in her day who has a past with Ray's boss Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). Anchored by series leads Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, Ann-Margret joins an impressive list of guest stars this season including Hank Azaria, Wendell Pierce, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw and Kip Pardue. Production on the second season's 12 episodes is currently underway in Los Angeles and is set for a summer premiere on Showtime.

A consummate entertainer, Ann-Margret has won an Emmy, and received five other Emmy nominations, has been nominated twice for an Academy Award and won five Golden Globe Awards.

Wendell Pierce Joins the Cast of Showtime's RAY DONOVAN

Critically-acclaimed actor Wendell Pierce (THE WIRE, TREME) will guest star in a recurring role on the second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series Ray Donovan. Pierce will play Mr. Keith, a down on his luck parole officer who gets a payoff from Ray (Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber). Pierce joins previously announced guest stars Emmy-winner Hank Azaria, along with actresses Sherilyn Fenn and Vinessa Shaw. Production on the second season’s 12 episodes is currently underway in Los Angeles and is set for a summer premiere on SHOWTIME.

Wendell Pierce is an Emmy, Obie and Peabody Award-winning actor and Tony Award-winning producer, most recognized for his portrayal of "Det. 'Bunk' Moreland" on the critically-acclaimed series THE WIRE. He recently wrapped the fourth and final season of TREME, and appeared on THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW. He also continues to host the Peabody Award-winning national radio program, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN stars 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. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, Mickey Donovan, played by Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. The cast also includes Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.

Hank Azaria and Sherilyn Fenn To Guest Star in RAY DONOVAN

Emmy-winning actor Hank Azaria and acclaimed actress Sherilyn Fenn will guest star in the second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series RAY DONOVAN in multi-episode arcs. Azaria will play a major role this season as James Cochran, the ambitious head honcho of the Los Angeles FBI who becomes a thorn in Ray's (Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber) side. In a recurring role, Fenn will play his frumpy wife, Holly Cochran. Production on the second season's 12 episodes is currently underway in Los Angeles and is set for a summer premiere on SHOWTIME.

DEXTER Finale Ranks as Its Biggest Telecast Ever & Highest-Rated Episode in Showtime History

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Last night, Showtime said goodbye to its iconic drama series DEXTER, and despite facing a competitive night of programming on broadcast, basic and premium cable, the DEXTER series finale delivered the show's highest-rated telecast ever and the biggest audience ever for an original episode in SHOWTIME history, besting the show's season seven finale and season eight premiere. DEXTER attracted 2.8 million viewers at 9 p.m. (up 13 percent from the season 8 premiere - vs. 2.5 million viewers, and up from the season seven finale - vs. 2.7 million) and 3.3 million viewers for the night (up from the season eight premiere - vs. 3.2 million viewers).

RAY DONOVAN Season Finale Preview

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The first season of RAY DONOVAN concludes on Sunday, September 22nd at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

In the episode, "Same Exactly," on the run with Sully's money, Eddie is caught by Ray (Liev Schreiber) and Avi. Bunchy (Dash Mihok) throws Mickey out of his place. Abby and the kids hide in Malibu while Ray circulates information about "America's Most Wanted" being in Santa Monica. Ezra asks Deb to marry him.

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RAY DONOVAN "Bucky F**kn' Dent" Preview

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The first season of RAY DONOVAN continues on Sunday, September 15th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

In the episode, "Bucky F**kn’ Dent," Bunchy (Dash Mihok) has a violent encounter.

Meanwhile, Ray (Liev Schreiber) is called to handle a crisis.

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RAY DONOVAN "Fite Nite" Preview

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The first season of RAY DONOVAN continues on Sunday, September 8th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

In the episode, "Fite Nite," Ray's (Liev Schreiber) plan with Sully is put into action.

Daryll (Pooch Hall) get's ready for his big fight.

Mickey (Jon Voight) has a rendezvous.

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Showtime to Marathon DEXTER and RAY DONOVAN Labor Day Weekend

This weekend, Showtime subscribers will have the opportunity to catch up on the climactic eighth and final season of Dexter and the critically-acclaimed hit drama series RAY DONOVAN, when the network airs marathons of both series on Labor Day Weekend. Replays of the first nine episodes of Dexter and RAY DONOVAN will air this weekend on Showtime and will be available on Showtime On Demand and the network's authentication service Showtime Anytime. New episodes of Dexter and RAY DONOVAN return to Showtime, on Sunday, September 8 starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

RAY DONOVAN "Bridget" Preview

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The first season of RAY DONOVAN continues on Sunday, August 18th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

In the episode, "Bridget," Ray (Liev Schreiber), Terry (Eddie Marsan) and Bunchy (Dash Mihok) toast the anniversary of their sister's death.

Mickey (Jon Voight) works to get deeper into the Hollywood scene.

Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) defies Ray and Abby and hooks up again with Marvin.

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RAY DONOVAN "New Birthday" Preview

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan and Devon Bagby as Conor Donovan.
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The first season of RAY DONOVAN continues on Sunday, August 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

In the episode, titled "New Birthday," Ray (Liev Schreiber)catches a flight to Boston to search for Sully.

Van Miller (Frank Whaley) is intent on bringing down Ray and thinks he has a way via Sean Walker (Johnathon Schaech).

Mickey (Jon Voight) continues to stalk Sean.

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RAY DONOVAN "Housewarming" Preview

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The first season of RAY DONOVAN continues on Sunday, August 4th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

In the episode, titled "Housewarming," Ray (Liev Schreiber) tries to shut down Van Miller’s investigation.

Meanwhile, Ezra (Elliott Gould) wanders off.

Check out a sneak peek video below:

NEWS: Lesbians Are Having the Best Summer Ever on TV; The Evolution of the TV Lawyer; BREAKING BAD Documentary; NBC Says "Flat Is The New Up"

Lesbians Are Having the Best Summer Ever on TV
"We're at a point now where tokenism or generic representation isn't enough. What's special about this summer is the range of lesbian characters we're seeing on TV: from super femme to super butch, Kinsey sixes and Kinsey ones, monogamous and non-monogamous, young and old. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK is the new high-water mark for shows with prominent lesbian characters."

RAY DONOVAN Executive Producer Bryan Zuriff Pleads Guilty In Gambling Ring Tied To Russian Mob, Faces 5 Years In Prison
Days after Showtime picked up his freshman drama for a second season, the series’ executive producer Bryan Zuriff has pleaded guilty to running an illegal gambling operation. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement today from New York that Zuriff faces up to five years in prison and has agreed to forfeit $500,000 as part of his plea deal, according to the statement.

NBC’s Bob Greenblatt: “flat is the new up”
NBC Entertainment boss Bob Greenblatt called this “the year of improvement” for the Peacock network. NBC had its most competitive 18-49 season in nine years, he noted, with no help from Super Bowl or Olympics.
“Flat is the new

Fiona Ogilvy, 45th in line to the throne, will appear on DOWNTON ABBEY
The granddaughter of the Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra of Kent, is joining the popular TV series. According to U.K.'s Daily Express, the 18-year-old will be an extra in the upcoming season and has already filmed with Maggie Smith (who plays Dowager Countess of Grantham) and Hugh Bonneville (Earl of Grantham on the show).

Showtime Renews RAY DONOVAN For Second Season

Having made network history as its highest rated original series premiere ever and with continued ratings success in weeks two and three, SHOWTIME has picked up a second season of its critically acclaimed drama series RAY DONOVAN. Created and executive produced by Ann Biderman, the series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. RAY DONOVAN airs on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The second season will debut in 2014.