MASTERS OF SEX: Lizzy Caplan on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 3 | ©2015 Showtime/Warren Feldman

In Season 3 of Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM, we’re now in the Swinging Sixties. Virginia Johnson, the real-life sex researcher played by Lizzy Caplan, is frequently at odds with her collaborator/lover Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen). This isn’t unusual for the two of them. What is different is that Virginia has allowed herself to try to have an actual relationship with another man, perfume tycoon and investor Dan Logan, played by Josh Charles. Caplan, a 2014 Emmy nominee for her portrayal of Johnson, talked about what’s new for her character this year in MASTERS OF […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Michelle Ashford and Caitlin FitzGerald chat Season 3 interview

MASTERS OF SEX - Season 3 Key Art | ©2015 Showtime

When Showtime’s award-winning MASTERS OF SEX returns for its third season on Sunday, July 12 at 10 PM, there are some changes. We’re out of the uptight 1950s and into swinging 1966. No longer toiling in obscurity and persecution, real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) are now becoming increasingly famous for their groundbreaking work. At home, things are opening up as well. Masters’ wife Libby, played by Caitlin FitzGerald, has come to accept Johnson as part of the family – in every way. Allison Janney and Beau Bridges have just been announced as […]Read On »

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Lizzy Caplan on the joys of MASTERS OF SEX – Exclusive Interview

Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 2 | ©2014 Showtime/Michael Desmond

In Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM and renewed for a third, Lizzy Caplan plays real-life sex researcher Virginia Johnson. Johnson had an extremely complicated relationship with her fellow researcher and employer Dr. William Masters, played by Michael Sheen. The two were sexually involved, but although emotions are definitely part of the equation, in terms of where the story – based on Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book, adapted for television by MASTERS executive producer Michelle Ashford – is now, both Masters and Johnson keep up the pretext that what they are doing with one […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX creator Michelle Ashford on Season 2 – exclusive interview

MASTERS OF SEX - Season 2 poster | ©2014 Showtime/

Now in its second season on Showtime, Sundays at 10 PM, and renewed for a third, MASTERS OF SEX chronicles the unusual personal and working relationships of pioneering sex researchers William Masters, played by Michael Sheen, and Virginia Johnson, portrayed by Lizzy Caplan. Based on Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book, Season 1 of MASTERS showed how Johnson came to work for Masters, how their study into human sexuality progressed and how they eventually became sexually involved with one another – as part of the study – even though Masters is married to Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald). The first season earned Allison Janney […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Teddy Sears on MASTERS OF SEX Season 2

Teddy Sears as Dr. Austin Langham in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 2 | ©2014 Showtime/Michael Desmond

Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX begins its second season Sunday July 13 with three Emmy nominations under its wing. One is for leading actress for Lizzy Caplan as real-life research pioneer Virginia Johnson, who teamed up with William Masters (played by Michael Sheen) in the late 1950s to investigate the then-little explored phenomenon of human sexuality. Beau Bridges gleaned a Guest Actor nomination for his performance as the fictitious Dr. Barton Scully, a friend of Masters who loves his wife but is sexually drawn to other men; Allison Janney has been nominated as Guest Actress for her work as Scully’s wife […]Read On »

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Interview: Creator Michelle Ashford drives MASTERS OF SEX

MASTERS OF SEX executive producers Michelle Ashford and Sarah Timberman | ©2013 Showtime/Michael Desmond

Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM, has already been renewed for a second season. The series, which begins in the 1950s when the main characters meet, charts the working and personal relationships of real-life sex researchers William Masters, played by Michael Sheen, and Virginia Johnson, portrayed by Lizzy Caplan. Executive producer/show runner Michelle Ashford, whose other writing credits include THE PACIFIC and JOHN ADAMS, created MASTERS OF SEX based on Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book. At a Showtime-sponsored event for the Television Critics Association, Ashford talks about mastering this unusual subject matter. ASSIGNMENT X: How much, if at all, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Sheen on the joys of MASTERS OF SEX

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX | ©2013 Showtime/Michael Desmond

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are now known as two pioneers of research into human sexuality. In 2013, such research is considered normal, but when the duo met up in 1957 and began their study – at that time, Johnson was Masters’ research assistant – it bordered on the unthinkable. Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM, developed by Michelle Ashford based on Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book, chronicles the beginnings of the complex relationship between Masters and Johnson, as well as how they went about their research and what they learned. Michael Sheen plays Masters and Lizzy Caplan plays […]Read On »

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TV Review: MASTERS OF SEX – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 1 | ©2013 Showtime

Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Beau Bridges, Caitlin FitzGerald, Nicholas D’Agosto, Teddy Sears Writer: Michelle Ashford, series created by Michelle Ashford, based on the nonfiction book by Thomas Maier Director: John Madden Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Airdate: September 29, 2013 There’s a nice duality in the title of MASTERS OF SEX. On the one hand, it refers, a little ironically, to its main characters, William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia E. Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), who were real-life pioneers in researching and writing about human sexuality. Then there’s Masters himself, who is “of Sex” the way, say, the […]Read On »

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