Masters of Sex: Wendi McLendon-Covey to Recur
The doctor is in.
Deadline is reporting that Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) has signed on for a recurring role on Showtime's upcoming drama Masters of Sex. She'll be playing Dr. Lillian DePaul, the only female in an all-boys club who is both competitive with and a mentor to Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), one of the main characters and a new hire at the hospital they work at.
Masters of Sex follows Johnson and her research partner William Masters (Michael Sheen), pioneers in the field of human sexuality who start out in a small hospital in St. Louis before becoming pop culture figures; the two appeared on magazine covers and television shows in their heyday, talking about their influential findings and helping to spark the sexual revolution of the 1960s. The show, which also stars Nick D'Agosto, Teddy Sears, and Caitlin Fitzgerald, is an adaptation of "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love" by Thomas Maier.
In addition to her role in critically acclaimed comedy Bridesmaids, McLendon-Covey has appeared on the likes of Reno 911!, Rules of Engagement, and Modern Family. She's currently attached to an ABC comedy pilot titled How the Hell Am I Normal as a loud, overbearing mother who can't handle the thought of her children growing up.
Masters of Sex debuts Sunday, September 29th at 10:00 on Showtime following the third season premiere of Homeland. You can check out the rest of Showtime's 2013 premiere dates here, including where Dexter ended up after being moved from its fall time slot, as well as a first look at Masters of Sex here.
Will you be watching Masters of Sex this fall? Do you think that the show will be able to accurately depict the time period, both in appearance and in attitude? Are you looking forward to seeing Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan play off of one another on a weekly basis?