Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's Official: Showtime Airs "Masters of Sex" on Sundays at 10pm starting Sept. 29, right after "Homeland"! Filming starts in two weeks in Hollywood

We can stop holding our breath, praying on bended knee, unravel our crossed fingers and throw out the rabbits' feet. At long last, it's official: "Masters of Sex", the acclaimed biography that became a dramatic TV show, will be airing on Showtime Sunday nights at 10 PM, immediately following the Emmy-winning show "Homeland"! Those who want to get a jump on things now can read the book, or wait until a newly-issued version arrives July 2. Today's TV series announcement was made by Showtime prez David Nevins in Hollywood at the TCA conclave. The cast -- starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan -- start filming in two weeks. The show's pilot was made last March in New York City and Long Island.

Monday, January 7, 2013

More Video Samples of "Masters of Sex", one of 'Buzziest" "Most Anticipated" shows of 2013. It starts filming this month. Read the book before the show appears!

Here's another Internet sampling of what "Masters of Sex" looks like. It's different in tone from the jazzy Showtime sampling offered last month after the season finale to Homeland and Dexter.

Masters of Sex from Mark Schmidt on Vimeo.

The opening scene in this sample -- Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson running to an interview, landing her job with Dr. William Masters -- really captures the desperation of Virginia at that time. She was a divorced 32-year-old woman with two children looking for a fresh start by going back to school and working at the medical school as a secretary to pay her bills. What's equally striking is the powerful portrayal of Michael Sheen as Dr. Masters, who wanted to win a Nobel Prize for his pioneering sex research at Washington University and wound up making Virginia his partner. Meanwhile, E! Online, Time and Entertainment Weekly recently put "Masters of Sex" on their most anticipated or "Buzziest" for 2013! The filming for the series starts later this month in Hollywood.