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Showtime Cancels ‘Masters of Sex’

No Fifth Season for the Critically Acclaimed Drama

Showtime has opted against a fifth season of drama “Masters of Sex.” The now final episode on Sunday, Nov. 13 concluded with William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) tying the knot.

Debuting on Sept. 29, 2013 and loosely based on Thomas Maier’s biography of the duo, the series explored the research and the relationship between these two pioneering researchers of human sexuality at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The series began in the 1950s, before moving into the 1960s, and finally, in season four, to the 1970s.

Over its run, “Masters of Sex” earned 10 Emmy nominations, including three nominations and one win for Allison Janney for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. A total of 46 episodes were produced.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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