Masters of Sex Casts Sarah Silverman

SSilverman_300Sarah Silverman is getting in bed with Showtime’s Masters of Sex.

The comedienne will be part of the period drama’s second season, the cabler announced Monday.

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Silverman will recur as Helen, the former lover of Annaleigh Ashford’s Betty. As Ask Ausiello previously dished, Helen is a palm reader who really believes she’s psychic. She’s also a closeted lesbian who is still in love with Betty — who, you’ll remember, was planning to wed Greg Grunberg’s Gene. From what we hear, Betty is likely the brassy blonde’s soul mate.

Silverman is an Emmy winner (for Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s “I’m F–king Matt Damon” bit) who starred in Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program and has had stints on Saturday Night LiveEntourageMonk and Louie, among other series.

Sex‘s second season will premiere on Sunday, July 13, at 10 pm ET/PT.