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  Masters Of Sex - Season 2  image - Showtime

Masters Of Sex - Season 2
image - Showtime

Returns Thursday 31 July, 9.30pm on SBS ONE

Express from the US, critically-acclaimed and award-winning U.S. hit drama, Masters of Sex returns to SBS ONE for its second season.

Season one of Masters of Sex received both Golden Globe® and WGA nominations and was honoured as one of AFI’s Top Ten Television Programs of the Year.  Viewers can catchup with Series One now via SBS On Demand until the 27th of July:


The show stars Emmy nominated actor, Michael Sheen (The Queen, Twilight) and hugely popular film and television star, Lizzy Caplan (Bachelorette, Mean Girls) as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine


Season one left audiences on a cliff hanger, with William Masters (Sheen) standing in the rain at the doorstep of his former colleague, Virginia Johnson (Caplan) pleading "There is one thing I can’t live without…It’s you” and this is exactly where season two begins.

Season two reveals a new family member in the Masters' household, after Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald) has her dream fulfilled of being a mother, believing she was infertile for most of the first season. Then there is a secret rendezvous between Masters and Johnson where the pair conduct their “research” in unexplored territory, out of the lab and into a hotel room.

The second season sees the return of stars Caitlin FitzgeraldAllison JanneyTeddy Sears and Annaleigh Ashford, with Emmy-winning comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, taking up a recurring guest role. 

Episode One: Thursday July 31, 9.30pm

The ramifications of Masters’ disastrous presentation ripple beyond his firing from Maternity Hospital as Libby, worried about supporting their new baby, pushes him to get another job.  Johnson, still working for Dr. DePaul, must fight off the advances and innuendos stemming from the belief that she was the woman in the film.