Showtime announced it was renewing two of its most critically-acclaimed dramas on Wednesday: "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan."
Both shows are currently airing their second seasons and will resume production in early 2015 for 12-episode third seasons to air late next year.
"Masters of Sex" is set in the 1950s and follows the ground-breaking sex research of Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (
"Ray Donovan" stars Liev Schreiber as a fixer for a high-powered Los Angeles law firm who has family connections to the criminal side of life. Schreiber earned a Golden Globe nomination last year for his role. And
"Masters of Sex's" ratings continue to rise, with the series currently averaging around 4 million viewers per episode. "Ray Donovan" is doing even better, with current average ratings of 5 million per episode. The most recent episode of "Masters of Sex" was the show's highest rated to date.