‘Master of Sex’ News & Update: Showtime Not Renewing For Season 5? Season 4 Finale, The Perfect End?

By Jyotirupa Sarma , Updated Dec 01, 2016 07:35 AM EST

"Master of Sex" has aired its last episode of Season 4 on Nov, 13. The Finale episode will be the last episode of the series and there will be no Season 5. Showtime has already confirmed the news.

Showtime has confirmed the cancellation of "Master of Sex" Season 5. "Masters of Sex" was a beautifully written and acted exploration of America's changing sexual mores," the official statement read. The creators expressed their pride in sharing the story of Masters and Johnson throughout the 4 seasons. However, Master of Sex would be available across its different platforms for fans as well as for new viewers, Showtime told Variety.

The Sony Picture's TV series' end was convincing in which sex research pioneers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) finally tie the knot. Initially, the show was a strong performer for the network but it never had outstanding ratings. The series had several Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. It also garnered critical acclaim. Guest actress Allison Janney won Golden Globe for "Master of Sex" in 2014.

 However, Season 4 of "Master of Sex" averaged less than 800,000 viewers, according to The Hollywood Report.  The Season 4 of the show is averaging 2.16 million viewers across different platforms.

The reason behind the cancellation of "Master of Sex" Season 5 is that Showtime wants to wrap  Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes in 2017. Moreover, "House of Lies" and "Penny Dreadful" are not with Showtime anymore. The premium cable network is struggling to launch a new hit these days and already have several other dramas that include "Billions", "Dice", "The Affair", "Homeland" and "Ray Donovan". It has also been speculated that Showtime executives felt that the Season 4 finale which saw Master and Virginia tying the knot is the perfect end of the critically acclaimed series, as per Cinema Blend.

Nevertheless, "Master of Sex" will be always remembered for its chic and edgy content. The series is based on Thomas Maier's biography of the same name. 

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