Andre Royo better get his singing voice ready. The Wire alum will guest-star on Season 4 of Showtime’s Masters of Sex as Sammy Davis Jr.
Masters and Johnson (played by Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan) will meet Sammy after he performs on Playboy After Dark, which the late entertainer did actually appear on in the late 1960s.
Masters of Sex is set to return on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10/9c. Variety was the first to report the news of Royo’s casting.
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* USA Network has renewed Chrisley Knows Best for a 12-episode Season 5. Additionally, Season 4 has been expanded by a half-dozen episodes, to a total of 26.
* Spike has ordered That Awkward Game Show, in which parents and their adult children revealing embarrassing secrets to win money. (You may better know this as “Thanksgiving dinner.”) Comedian Jeff Dye will host the 11-episode series, which is expected to premiere in the fall.
* NBC’s Maya & Marty will have a star-studded season finale on Tuesday with special guests Steve Martin, Kelly Ripa, Sean Hayes and Emma Stone.