Will ‘Masters of Sex’ Return for Season 5 on Showtime?
A 12-episode fourth season of the period drama “Masters of Sex” kicked off on September 11, 2016, and, as expected, its debut has been mainly praised by critics and viewers. Most of fans are probably wondering, should we expect “Masters of Sex” Season 5 on Showtime or no, and when will its release date? There has been no official announcement of the renewal hitherto. But you can scroll down, to subscribe for our notifications, or get acquainted with our forecast on the subject.
Despite the fact that Showtime Networks president/CEO David Nevins told reporters on January 12, 2016, at the Television Critics Association press tour that it’s “too early to tell” about the future of “Masters of Sex,” we estimate the potential of renewal as very possible due to a quite favorable reception of the fourth series of the period drama. Indeed, all indicators seem to us quite strong. Currently, according to IMDB, “Masters of Sex” has a score of 8.0 out of 10 based on over 27,500 user votes, over 40 reviews from viewers and about 40 reviews from critics. At the same time, according to Metacritic, the fourth series has a score of 70 out of 100 based on 4 reviews from critics. Meanwhile, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth season of the period drama has an average score of 8.0 out of 10 and a 67% approval rating based on 6 reviews from critics, while the viewers have rated the fourth season of “Masters of Sex” at 3.2 out of 5 with a 66% approval rating based on 19 user ratings.
Showtime has yet to reveal its viewing figures, but we suppose they are quite strong. We’ll complete our forecast as soon as we obtain these data.
“Masters of Sex” focuses on the life and sexual researches of two ambitious pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who have undertaken an attempt to understand human sexual attraction basing on own experience. The TV series is based on Thomas Maier’s biography, and is created by Michelle Ashford, who also serves as executive producer.
Renewal Potential and Notification of the Release Date
“Masters of Sex” Season 4 debuted this fall, and its debut has received mainly favorable reviews from critics and viewers. Showtime has yet to announce its decision on renewal or cancellation of the drama series. Perhaps, it’s too early to make any forecasts, but we tend to believe that “Masters of Sex” Season 5 would take place, given the appropriate reception and an importance of the series among its target audience. However, we would like to wait for the official announcement. Fortunately, thanks to our notification system, we’re able to notify you about the further updates of the period drama series, as well as about the “Masters of Sex” Season 5 release date. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll keep you informed.
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