Movie Central, TMN acquire Canadian broadcast rights to Showtime drama

The Western and Eastern Canada pay TV services picked up the rights to Showtime's Masters of Sex (pictured), premiering this September.

Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) picked up the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to Showtime drama Masters of Sex.

The 12-episode, one-hour series tells the story of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the team who pioneered research on human sexuality.

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star in the show, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 on the Canadian pay TV services.

Masters of Sex is produced by Sony Pictures Television and was created and exec produced by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific).