Sarah Silverman has landed a recurring role in the second season of Showtime‘s Masters Of Sex. Silverman will recur in the guest-starring role of Helen. No word about the character’s function in the show, but we’re guessing she has something to do with sex. Production on Season 2 is currently underway in Los Angeles and will premiere Sunday, July 13. Silverman received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series for The Sarah Silverman Program, and was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Monk. But these days she’s maybe best known for the Emmy she won — for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics as one of the writers of that hummable tune “I’m F*cking Matt Damon” for ABC’s 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. Silverman’s other feature-film credits include Wreck-It Ralph, Take This Waltz, and Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic. Silverman is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee. Last year she debuted an hour-long stand-up special, We are Miracles. Additionally, Silverman is a part of JASH, a new comedy collective on YouTube featuring original content by Silverman (and friends Michael Cera, Tim & Eric and Reggie Watts).
Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. 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.
The series was created by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series is executive produced by Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Judith Verno and Amy Lippman. Michael Dinner, Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. Masters of Sex is produced by Sony Pictures Television.