Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex

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MASTERS OF SEX stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.  The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson.  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.  MASTERS OF SEX marks Sheen's first regular series role for television.  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 pilot episode was directed by Academy Award® nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, and the current hit indie film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), who also serves as executive producer, and also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald (It's Complicated), in the role of Masters' wife, Nicholas D'Agosto (Heroes)  and Teddy Sears (American Horror Story).  Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale also appear. MASTERS OF SEX was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific).  The series will also be executive produced by Timberman Beverly Productions' Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman, and Judith Verno.  Michael Sheen and Tammy Rosen will serve as producers.  MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

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MASTERS OF SEX stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.  The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson.  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.  MASTERS OF SEX marks Sheen's first regular series role for television.  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 pilot episode was directed by Academy Award® nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, and the current hit indie film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), who also serves as executive producer, and also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald (It's Complicated), in the role of Masters' wife, Nicholas D'Agosto (Heroes)  and Teddy Sears (American Horror Story).  Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale also appear. MASTERS OF SEX was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific).  The series will also be executive produced by Timberman Beverly Productions' Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman, and Judith Verno.  Michael Sheen and Tammy Rosen will serve as producers.  MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

season 1 (12 episodes)

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  • 1Pilot

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    Noted obstetrician Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) teams up with divorced mother Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to conduct pioneering research that unleashes the sexual revolution.

  • 2Race to Space

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    When he's forced to relocate his study to a St. Louis brothel, Masters (Michael Sheen) has no choice but to rehire Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) in order to make things work.

  • 3Standard Deviation

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    As Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) bristles at the hiring of a new female doctor, Masters (Michael Sheen) worries that conducting their study in a brothel is jeopardizing the results. Haas (Nichols D’Agosto) fights to be allowed to deliver quadruplets.

  • 4Thank You for Coming

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    Painful memories of his childhood cause Masters (Michael Sheen) to question his own his ability to be a good father. Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) is surprised by the arrival of her ex-husband.

  • 5Catherine

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    As Masters (Michael Sheen) is haunted by memories of his childhood traumas, Haas (Nichols D’Agosto) looks to advance his career by dating Scully’s (Beau Bridges) teenage daughter.

  • 6Brave New World

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    As Masters (Michael Sheen) and Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald) struggle with the fallout from her miscarriage, Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) proposes a study that challenges Freud’s theories of female sexual response. An unsatisfying sex life at home leads Margaret Scully (Allison Janney) to volunteer for the study.

  • 7All Together Now

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    When he and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) study their own sexual relationship, Masters (Michael Sheen) must deal with the consequences in his marriage. As Margaret (Allison Janney) uses her husband’s business trip to spend time with Langham (Teddy Sears), a mugging puts Scully’s (Beau Bridges) secret life at risk of being exposed.

  • 8Love and Marriage

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    As Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) set out to film their work, the end of her affair leads Margaret (Allison Janney) closer to the truth about Scully’s (Beau Bridges) secret.

  • 9Involuntary

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    As Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) push the filming of their subjects to a risqué and possibly illegal level, their intimate rapport causes his mother to question the relationship.

  • 10Fallout

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    As the hospital is preoccupied with a nuclear disaster drill, a study participant's pregnancy further divides Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). Margaret (Allison Janney) learns the truth about her husband, and Haas (Nicholas D’Agosto) finds his days at the hospital may be numbered.

  • 11Phallic Victories

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    As Masters (Michael Sheen) struggles to carry on without her, Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) looks to help Dr. DePaul promote her work on women’s health. When Haas (Nicholas D’Agosto) babysits while Johnson attends a conference, he squares off with her ex-husband.

  • 12Manhigh

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    Masters’ (Michael Sheen) presentation of the sex study to his colleagues ignites a firestorm of protest and leaves Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) struggling with the fallout. Scully (Beau Bridges) tells Margaret (Allison Janney) the truth about his sexual history, while Haas (Nicholas D’Agosto) looks for a job in California.