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Updated: “Masters of Sex” has aired its last episode. The Season 4 finale on Nov. 13 will also function as the series finale, as Showtime will not be moving ahead with a fifth season. Showtime confirmed with the following statement to Variety: “‘Masters of Sex’ was a beautifully written and acted exploration of America’s changing sexual mores. We are incredibly proud to have shared the story of Masters and Johnson for four critically-acclaimed seasons. The series will remain available across our platforms where new viewers can discover it for years to come.”
The fourth season of the Sony Pictures TV series ended on a fairly conclusive note, with sex research pioneers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) finally tying the knot. The show was a strong performer for Showtime initially, garnering critical praise and several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations (and a win for guest actress Allison Janney in 2014), and attracting around a million linear »
- Oriana Schwindt
We’ve arrived at a major turning point not only in Masters of Sex, but in Masters and Johnson’s history. In four seasons the show has covered the first half of the partners’s history from 1957 to when they marry in 1971. The core of their relationship hasn’t been a typical love affair, it’s been the intimate partnership they could achieve with no one else. It’s not as if they haven’t tried to connect with other people. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson have just never been able to give themselves up completely, either personally or professionally, with anyone else. For the
Masters of Sex Season 4 Finale: Foresaking All Others »
- Araceli Aviles
Bill has never been the most romantic man.
He's often clinical in his approach to sex, relationships, and love. However, there's one person from Bill's past who may have seen a different side of Bill.
On Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 7, Bill wrote a letter to his first love, Dody, in the hope that she would finally answer a question he's been carrying around for years.
Elsewhere in the episode, Virginia and Nancy went undercover at a retreat, and the clinic may finally be taking steps forward to expand its research.
We've seen Bill's relationships with both Libby and Virginia, but we haven't seen the man he was when he was with Dody. The way he described their youthful love is when I have a hard time imagining.
Who is this woman that captivated Bill? From what we've seen of her, she appears to be beautiful, smart, and able to joke around with Bill. »
- Amanda Steinmetz
Even though he appeared to find some clarity in Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 1, I'm not betting on Bill's revelation lasting too long.
The world is quickly changing around them, but Bill and Virginia always seem to find their way back to one another.
We caught up with the estranged duo several weeks after the events of Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 12. Bill was trying out an overgrown beard and drinking himself into a stupor, while Virginia rambled on about her husband Dan and slept with a bartender.
It's unclear what happened with Dan and Virginia after they boarded that plane, but he was nowhere to be found. It's possible they never got married or they did get hitched and Dan turned out to not be the man Virginia thought he was. »
- Amanda Steinmetz
The TV calendar resets itself this month, with networks getting their dependable properties out of mothballs and shining up their brand-new programming for a grand debut. As students sullenly trudge back into classes, TV starts to get good again, following a long, blistering summer with a cavalcade of series premieres from well-pedigreed creators. While some of cable's edgiest returning programming turns up the sex and violence once again, budding visionaries such as hip-hop polymath Donald Glover, Selma director Ava DuVernay, and frequent Louis C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon all get their »
Masters of Sex‘s Virginia Johnson and Bill Masters have always been very forthright and non-judgmental about sex. And in Season 4, portrayer Lizzy Caplan says, the world is finally going to catch up to them.
“Now we’re in the swinging ’60s, and everybody is f–king everybody,” Caplan joked during a Television Critics Association panel Thursday. “All of a sudden, the world is reflecting a lot of the stuff these two people were doing behind closed doors.”
Caplan and co-star Michael Sheen, »
Developed by Michelle Ashford, based on author Thomas Maier's biography "Masters of Sex", the series is set in the late 1950's and early 1960's, following 'Dr. William Masters' (Sheen) and 'Virginia Johnson' (Caplan).
"'Masters Of Sex' explores the research and the relationship between the pioneering researchers of human sexuality at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri..."
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- Michael Stevens
Bayard Johnson, a screenwriter and producer, died February 10 in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.
Johnson wrote and produced feature films for Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures, MGM/UA and 20th Century Fox. He made two feature films in Africa and wrote movies based on both the classic Tarzan character (1998’s “Tarzan and the Lost City”) and on Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” (1997’s “The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo”). His first African movie, “Damned River” (Zimbabwe, 1988), written with John Crowther, is among the top 20 action movies of the 1980s in the Netflix database.
- Carmel Dagan
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