Emmy Nomination Day brings out fond wishes for next year when "Masters of Sex" will make its debut. In a brief interview, Showtime Chief David Nevins talks to The Wrap about his upcoming series. It stars Michael Sheen as Dr. Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson. The series is adapted from "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How To Love", Basic Books in hardcover and paperback.
|Showtime's David Nevins|
Nevins: Thank you. The strategy is simple: to make great television that's provocative and not boring. There's no grand strategy beyond that. ... "Homeland" is a show that's very personal to me. It feels like we've really broken through. It's great to be recognized in all the big categories.
I was hoping for Don Cheadle. That was the big one. I wasn't really surprised. I kind of looked at that category and thought he had a real shot.
It's important for these first year shows. We're in 21 percent of the homes in the country. It's hard to get our younger shows noticed. ... We build from here. "Homeland" and "House of Lies" are going to be mainstays for the foreseeable future for this network.