<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

Showtime renews 'Masters of Sex' & 'Ray Donovan' for season 3

Both series to return with 12-episode runs next year

The cable drama renewals just keep on coming. A few hours after AMC announced a second season of "Halt and Catch Fire," and a day after "Rectify" and "The Strain" got renewed, Showtime has ordered third seasons of both "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan." Both shows will be back next year with 12-episode seasons, and are each halfway through their second seasons.

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<p>Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Halt and Catch Fire

Credit: AMC

AMC renews 'Halt and Catch Fire' for season 2

'80s computer drama had low ratings but showed creative promise at the end

Those summer cable drama renewals just keep on coming, folks. A day after Sundance ordered a third season of "Rectify" and FX ordered a second of "The Strain," AMC belatedly announced a second season order for "Halt and Catch Fire."

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<p>Freaks and Geeks vs. Undeclared</p>

Freaks and Geeks vs. Undeclared

Uncanceled Showdown Rd 3 pits 'Firefly' vs 'Jericho' & 'Freaks and Geeks' vs 'Undeclared'

Apatow vs. Apatow! Dinosaurs vs. androids! Sheriff Bullock vs. Agent Cooper!

As HitFix's Uncanceled Showdown begins its third round, we wind up with a bunch of Elite Eight pairings that are thematically linked — even if they aren't always the pairings we expected, based on the seedings.

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<p>Andre Braugher</p>

Andre Braugher

Credit: FOX

Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama supporting actor

Will Emmy favorite Andre Braugher dethrone Tony Hale? Will Aaron Paul be part of a 'Breaking Bad' sweep?

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.

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<p>The Strain</p>

The Strain

Credit: FX

FX renews 'The Strain' for season 2

Vampire thriller from Guillermo del Toro and company has 7 episodes to go this season

Hey, it's renewal day for summer cable dramas! A few hours after Sundance announced a third season order for "Rectify," FX has ordered a second season of its new vampire thriller "The Strain."

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<p>Rectify</p>

Rectify

Credit: Sundance

Sundance renews 'Rectify' for season 3

A win for fans of emotionally powerful, if non-commercial, TV drama

Sundance has ordered a third season of "Rectify," one of the very best shows on television – and a series that likely couldn't survive anywhere but on Sundance.

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<p>Allison Janney in Mom.</p>

Allison Janney in Mom.

Credit: CBS

Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama supporting actress

Will Allison Janney beat Kate Mulgrew? And can anyone stop an Anna Gunn repeat?

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Blackbird'

Bill runs afoul of a black newspaper, while Dr. DePaul considers ending her cancer fight

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as my pretzels are syndicated...

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<p>Ann Dowd in &quot;The Leftovers.&quot;</p>

Ann Dowd in "The Leftovers."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Cairo'

Kevin has a problem with Patti, Jill visits Nora's house and Meg can't shut up

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" — which HBO renewed a few days ago — coming up just as soon as I keep my gun in the crisper...

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<p>Breaking Bad</p>

Breaking Bad

Credit: AMC

Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama writing

'Ozymandias' the best drama script, but will vote-splitting give 'True Detective' a win?

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.

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