Digital Foreplay: The Movie Network Presents Free Sneak Peek of Series Premiere of Showtime’s Sizzling New Drama MASTERS OF SEX

— September 16, 2013

Here it comes: the next U.S. cable drama to natter about, argue over and consume, bit by delicious bit.” – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail 

“. . . one of the fall’s most fascinating series . . .” – Matt Roush, TV Guide

To tweet this release:

TORONTO (September 16, 2013)The Movie Network hooks viewers up with early access to the one-hour series premiere of MASTERS OF SEX, the critically acclaimed and hot new drama chronicling the complex personal lives and revolutionary research of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The debut episode is now available on TMN GO, TMN OnDemand and, before its world television debut, Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET on The Movie Network.

Recently named by the Television Critics Association as one of this fall’s Top 2 “most promising new series,” as well as one of the “6 Best New Shows” by Entertainment Weekly and one of “Fall’s Best 5 New Shows” by People Magazine, MASTERS OF SEX is poised to become the next zeitgeist-capturing, water-cooler series.



Beau Bridges, Nick D’Agosto, Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Teddy Sears and Caitlin Fitzgerald from MASTERS OF SEX.

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MASTERS OF SEX is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. The series stars Emmy® and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) and acclaimed actress Lizzy Caplan (TRUE BLOOD, PARTY DOWN), who portray William Masters and Virginia Johnson, real-life pioneers of human sexuality research.

In the pilot episode, by Oscar®-nominated director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), viewers meet Dr. William Masters, Washington University’s foremost OB/GYN, who runs a successful medical practice by day and conducts a secret study of human sexuality by night. Former nightclub singer Virginia Johnson joins the hospital secretarial staff and proves herself to be an asset to Masters’ work.

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The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada; and TMN OnLine, an Internet-based content streaming service. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at


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