Showtime's new series Masters of Sex isn't quite what its title might make you think (or hope for). There will be strong sexual content - it's still Showtime - but in a context that is both different and based on a true story.
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series and its clever play-on-words title will chronicles their unusual lives.
In a made-for-TV tale of science, pop culture and romance, Masters and Johnson's career paths took many twists and turns as their research sparked a sexual revolution and made them celebrities in their own right.
Masters of Sex premieres in 2013. Watch the network's first promo for it below:
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