What is Showtime’s latest series really about? Well, get ready to talk about things like the “sexology community” and “sex surrogates”.

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The show in question is Masters of Sex, which is giving it pretty big expectations. But with Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan involved you know it’s gonna be good.

Masters of Sex was created by Michelle Ashford, and she based it on a biography written by Tom Maier, titled “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson.” Showtime will air twelve full episodes for Masters of Sex season 1 on 2013.

Masters of Sex premise

MASTERS OF SEX is a one-hour drama starring Emmy® and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen and acclaimed actress 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 midwestern teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine and nearly a dozen appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch.

– Via press release

The Book on Amazon

Read the book: Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

“Before Sex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on William Masters and Virginia Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Over the course of more than forty years, Masters and Johnson convinced hundreds of men and women to copulate in the name of scienceover 10,000 sexual acts in all. They quickly became the nations experts on love and intimacy. Revealing and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of intimacy and the American psyche.”

Connect to the show with some social media love

Official MASTERS OF SEX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MastersOfSex 
Official MASTERS OF SEX  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SHO_Masters
Official MASTERS OF SEX Series Site: http://www.sho.com/sho/masters-of-sex/home

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