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Sarah Silverman to guest star in 'Masters of Sex' on Showtime

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Emmy-winning comedian and actress Sarah Silverman will have a recurring guest role in the second season of "Masters of Sex," according to an April 27, 2014 media announcement emailed by Showtime. The season two premiere of "Masters of Sex" will be on Sunday, July 13, 2014 (10 p.m. ET/PT).

Silverman will recur in the guest starring role of Helen in the drama about sex researchers Masters and Johnson. Silverman is best known for outrageous comedy, so it will be interesting to see whether she will bring a touch of comedy to the drama about sex and the complicated relationship between Masters and Johnson.

"Masters of Sex" stars Michael Sheen as William Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson. Masters and Johnson were pioneers in researching human sexuality in the 1960s. The series chronicles their unusual lives, research, romance and pop culture trajectory. At the conclusion of season one they were estranged, but they are destined to reunite.

The cast for season two of "Masters and Johnson" includes: Martin Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears and Annaleigh Ashford. Silverman joins previously announced guest stars Betsy Brandt and Keke Palmer in the series.

Sarah Silverman has received an Emmy nominations her comedy series "The Sarah Silverman Program" and for her hilarious guest role in the comedy "Monk." She won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics as one of the writers of a song for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Silverman will next be seen starring in Seth MacFarlane's soon-to-be released feature "A Million Ways to Die in the West." She also just wrapped production on the drama film “I Smile Back” in which she stars in the lead role.

"Masters of Sex" 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. The drama was created by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer, along with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Judith Verno and Amy Lippman. Producers include: Michael Dinner, Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier.. "Masters of Sex" is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

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