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Masters of Sex

Series Summary
William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research shoots them to fame on a trajectory that takes them from humble beginnings in the Midwest to the cover of Time magazine. Masters is a brilliant scientist who is out of touch with his own feelings. Johnson is a divorced mother who is ahead of her time on many fronts, including her determination to have a meaningful career. The pair's relationship isn't just professional, as Masters divorces his wife, Libby, to marry Johnson as they pursue their experiments. "Masters of Sex" is based on Thomas Maier's book of the same name that profiled the couple.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: SHOW

Next Episode:

Masters of Sex Jul 6, 2015

You're watching the SHOWTIME Freeview. Masters and Johnson face the press for the first time. Season premiere. New episodes Sundays at 10/9c, beginning July 12. Order SHOWTIME now!

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Sep 28, 2014

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    Masters does not like how his work is portrayed in the documentary; Libby continues her relationship with Robert; Langham re-evaluates his relationship with Flo; Masters and Johnson believe they can cure sexual dysfunction.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : One for the Money, Two for the Show Sep 21, 2014

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    A television crew arrives to document the work of Masters and Johnson; Masters believes himself an unsuitable television presence; George wants to take Virginia's children on a trip with his new wife; Langham is trapped in his contract.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Below the Belt Sep 14, 2014

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    Masters learns of a rival study; Virginia wants to find a cure for Masters' difficulties; Libby canvases a tenement for a rent strike; Langham learns he must sleep with Flo to save his job.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Story of My Life Sep 7, 2014

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    Virginia continues to impersonate a patient's case; Betty and Masters try to fix Lester's impotence; Libby offers testimony about the beaten men; Barbara Sanders wrestles with a diagnosis.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Mirror, Mirror Aug 31, 2014

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    Masters treats a couple for infertility without revealing his relationship to them; Johnson tries to treat a woman on her own; Libby witnesses a hate crime.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • The series returns for season 2 on July 13 on Showtime, still excelling thanks to a confluence of terrific casting, great performances and smart storytelling about America in the repressed 1950s. show more

  • Masters of Sex is better than ever. show more

  • With lead characters this complex, showrunner Michelle Ashford has plenty of material to plumb for episodes to come. Judging by the second season's start, Masters of Sex is just getting down to business. show more

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