“Masters of Sex” Comes to an End at Showtime After Four Seasons

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Showtime has announced that they will not pick up a fifth season of the drama MASTERS OF SEX. Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, the series is based on the real-life William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who were considered pioneers of human sexuality. The announcement comes shortly after the recently wrapped fourth season.

The season/series finale was on November 10. Set in the “swinging ’70s,” the last season had Masters and Johnson working to save the practice from disintegrating in the face of insurrection within the clinic. As everyone in their lives was either moving or falling away, Bill and Virginia found comfort in one another and ended up getting married, which was seen as an appropriate ending for the series.

Master of Sex nabbed numerous Emmy nominations and had modest ratings compared to its peers Ray Donovan and Shameless. The show was developed by Michelle Ashford and was loosely based on Thomas Maier’s biography. Ashford executive produced with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Amy Lippman and Judith Verno for Timberman/Beverly, Sony Pictures TV and Showtime.

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This news was first reported by Deadline.

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