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On The Cover of The Rolling Stone! "Masters of Sex" is Called "This Year's 'Mad Men' "

To heck with Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, it's Dr. Bill Masters & Company who are on "the cover of the Rolling Stone"! As the cover headline says, "Masters of Sex" is being called the 'New Mad Men." That's pretty good company.

Showtime Renews "Masters of Sex" for Second Season in 2014

Less than a month after its premiere, Showtime renewed "Masters of Sex" for a second season along with "Homeland." The new series is based on my biography of Masters and Johnson and was developed for television by Sony. This big endorsement by the U.S. cable network hopefully opens the door for more seasons to come. "Masters of Sex" is seen in more than 15 nations around the world and the book was recently re-issued with actors Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan on the cover, as well as a Spanish language version.

Power Showrunners and i-Poppin Praise: LA Times says Lizzy Caplan gets "rave critical notices as a character not even Shakespeare could have envisioned" -- Ahhh, the Bard! And we were aiming for Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion!'

The Los Angeles Times offers up a wonderful portrait of Lizzy Caplan and, at least to these unbiased eyes, manages to liken "Masters of Sex" to Shakespeare! How's THAT for eye-poppin' praise! As the LA Times reports: "Now, she's earning rave critical notices as a character not even Shakespeare could have envisioned. In "Masters of Sex," she plays Virginia Johnson, one half of the famed sex research duo Masters & Johnson, whose 1966 tome "Human Sexual Response" became an unlikely bestseller, shattered myths about the female orgasm and helped ignited the Sexual Revolution. The drama, based on Thomas Maier's 2009 book of the same name, opens in 1956, the year that Johnson, a twice-divorced single mother, was hired as a secretary for William Masters (Michael Sheen), then a prominent gynecologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Though she lacked medical training or even a college degree, Johnson quickly becam…

"Masters of Sex" Takes London and UK by Storm; Looks like a Hit, Mate; Anglo-American Unity is Affirmed with Import Show about Sex and Love

"Masters of Sex" -- both the show and book -- is taking London by storm, with tons of reviews and stories about the debut there this past week.

The Guardian weighs in on the new edition of the book that was released along with the new show, airing on Channel 4 in UK. "Maier offers a fascinating insight into the origins of America's sexual revolution," says the Guardian. 

The Daily Mail was wonderful to the show and had extremely nice words to say about the book. "Thomas Maier’s account is as thorough as it’s briskly paced. Full of shrewdness and sympathy, it also vividly evokes the spirit of the times," wrote the Daily Mail. "But perhaps most importantly of all, he’s nailed the central paradox that lies at the heart of the story. Masters of sex they may have been, yet in every other respect Masters and Johnson were hopelessly, almost childishly, naïve," said the Daily Mail.And on Sunday, The Sunday Times of London asked me to write this essay

Merry Ole England Gets Merrier; "Masters of Sex" Debuts on Channel 4 in London Tonight.

Merry Ole England and the rest of the UK are now so much more merrier with the premiere tonight of "Masters of Sex" on Channel 4. Our London correspondent, Andrew Maier, emailed
this poster from the subway .. er, tube, touting the new show. Below is one of my favorite pieces from England, written by Mr. Charles Laurence, who interviewed me here in NY.

Masters of Sex: Did the researchers find joy in the science?Sex researchers Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson told us about the goings on under the covers, but they left one questioned unanswered...

Charles Laurence4:24 PM, 08 October 2013 Sex researchers Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, ringmasters to the social revolutions of the 1960s, told us everything we ever needed to know about sex. But they left one question unanswered: did they find love themselves?

Read All About TV's "Masters of Sex": Tweets Tonight about Episode 2: Race To Space; Books Now In Spanish, Check Out NYers review.

"Masters of Sex" In The New Yorker

"Masters of Sex" ahora está en español! Programa de televisión se verá en España y en América Latina a todos mis amigos de habla española

Saludo a mis amigos que hablan y leen español! Mi libro llamado "Masters of Sex" se ha convertido en una serie de televisión protagonizada por Michael Sheen y Lizzy Caplan. Este programa se emitirá en todo el mundo, entre ellos España y varios países de habla española. Estoy encantado de que mi libro está traducido al español. Está a disposición de todos los lectores como un libro de bolsillo y las versiones de libros electrónicos. Espero que lo disfruten! Los productos más, Thomas Maier