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 it evolves into a three-way "marriage" with Masters' wife, Libby. "Masters of Sex" is based on Thomas Maier's book of the same name, which profiled the pair.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: SHOW

Next Episode:

Season 4, Ep. 7 : In to Me You See Oct 23, 2016

Masters wants to groom Art as his protege in a new area of research; Johnson keeps Nancy at arm's length; Betty asks for help.

  • Season 4, Ep. 6 : Family OnlyOct 16, 2016

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    Virginia wants to get her relationship with Bill back on track; Bill tries to find satisfaction elsewhere; Betty and Helen prepare for a new addition; Art and Nancy discuss consequences.

  • Season 4, Ep. 5 : OutliersOct 9, 2016

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    Masters and Johnson's troubles come to a head when the trial begins; Virginia tries to revive their career; Bill faces the reality of charges.

  • Season 4, Ep. 4 : Coats or KeysOct 2, 2016

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    Johnson, Masters, Libby and Keller end up at a party together; pairings and perspectives change throughout the night.

  • Season 4, Ep. 3 : The Pleasure ProtocolSep 25, 2016

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    Masters and Johnson adjust to their new partners, but second-guess their instincts to remain apart; Libby embraces life as a newly-single woman.

  • Season 4, Ep. 2 : InventorySep 18, 2016

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    Masters and Johnson seek new partners to help put the past behind them; Libby reevaluates her relationship with Bill and Virginia.

ratings & reviews

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  • The engrossing, beautifully cast and well acted Masters of Sex is at once the tale of an odd couple and the story of a culture coming of age. Show More

  • All together Masters of Sex makes an engaging pilot, but it is as yet untested as a premise for a series. Show More

  • [Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan] are simply tremendous throughout, and they are the main reason to stick with the show, even when some of the supporting characters grate and parts of it feel like exposition-heavy excerpts from Thomas Maier's book of the same name. Show More

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