MASTERS OF SEX: Creator Michelle Ashford on Season 4 and beyond – Exclusive Interview

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 |©2016 Showtime

In Season 4 of Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sunday nights, we’re in the Sixties. However, things don’t start out too swinging for Dr. William Masters, played by Michael Sheen, who has lost his wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald) to divorce and his practice to scandal. He’s also lost beloved professional partner and sometimes lover Dr. Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to another man, or so it would seem. MASTERS OF SEX creator (working from Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book)/executive producer/show runner Michelle Ashford talks about what’s in store in Season 4. ASSIGNMENT X: What are you looking forward to, going into Season […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Michael Sheen gives the scoop on Season 4 – Interview

MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 poster|©2016 Showtime

Michael Sheen plays sex researcher William Masters, of the famed real-world team Masters and Johnson, in Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX. The series returns for its fourth season Sunday, September 11. The action resumes a few weeks after the end of Season 3, which saw Bill seemingly thoroughly defeated. History suggests that Season 4 will show a change in Bill’s fortunes, but Sheen cautions viewers against thinking they know what will happen. ASSIGNMENT X: What can you say about how Season 4 starts? MICHAEL SHEEN: Well, it begins pretty much where [the series] left off. I think it’s maybe three, […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Caitlin FitzGerald on Season 3 changes – Exclusive Interview

Caitlin FitzGerald as Libby Masters in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 3 | ©2015 Showtime/Liz Von Hoene

Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX is wrapping up its third season Sunday, September 27, at 10 PM. Good news for fans of series creator Michelle Ashford’s drama about real-life sex researchers William Masters (played by Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) – MASTERS OF SEX will return for a fourth season. Caitlin Fitzgerald plays Masters’ wife Libby. When we first met Libby back in Season 1, she was the outward image of the perfect Fifties housewife. Now we’re in the Sixties, and Libby has been through quite a few changes. She’s gone around Bill’s back to get pregnant (even though […]Read On »

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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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Director Michael Apted on MASTERS OF SEX – Exclusive Interview

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

Michael Apted is a multi-award-winning director associated largely with feature films both narrative (COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH) and documentary (including the UP series of features, which revisits the same group of people every seven years, starting with 7 UP and currently at 56 UP). Apted also does television from time to time. He’s one of the producers and directors on Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, which has its Season 2 finale Sunday, September 28 at 10 PM, and has been renewed for a third year. Apted’s work on the show, about real-life sex […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX Executive Producer talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Sheen stars on MASTERS OF SEX Season 2 | © 2014 Showtime

When executive producer Sarah Timberman first optioned Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book MASTERS OF SEX, a biography of sex research pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, she knew the material had potential. Timberman partnered with writer/fellow executive producer Michelle Ashford, who developed the work as a television series, which premiered on Showtime last season, starring Michael Sheen as Masters and Lizzy Caplan as  Johnson. MASTERS OF SEX is now in its second season on Showtime, Sundays at 10, and a third-season renewal has been announced. On the red carpet at Paley Fest, and later, at a MASTERS set visit organized by […]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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Actress Caitlin FitzGerald on MASTERS OF SEX Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lizzy Caplan and Caitlin FitzGerald in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 2 | © 2014 Showtime/Michael Desmond

MASTERS OF SEX, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM on Showtime and renewed for a third, dramatizes the real-life professional and personal histories of sex research pioneers Dr. William Masters (Martin Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), who have an extremely complicated relationship with one another. Caitlin FitzGerald portrays Masters’ wife Libby, who starts out simply wanting to be the perfect Fifties housewife, with a beautiful home and two children. Masters, who didn’t want children and couldn’t bear to be seen as flawed, put Libby through hellish infertility treatments in Season 1, even though he was the […]Read On »

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