Movie Central and The Movie Network Acquire Showtime's Big-Buzz New Drama MASTERS OF SEX

- Premiering September 29, MASTERS OF SEX stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as human sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson -

TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Bell Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) have picked up the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to MASTERS OF SEX, a new drama series from Showtime chronicling the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The 12-episode, one-hour series premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 on Movie Central and The Movie Network.

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MASTERS OF SEX is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. The series stars Emmy® and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) and acclaimed actress Lizzy Caplan (TRUE BLOOD, PARTY DOWN), who portray William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the real-life pioneers of the human sexuality research.

MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television and was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford (THE PACIFIC). The series will also be executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Judith Verno. Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier will serve as producers.

About Movie Central
Movie Central is a commercial-free premium pay TV service available in western Canada. Movie Central premieres the best in Hollywood, international and Canadian films across nine 24-hour movie channels, including dedicated high-definition feeds, a Movie Central On Demand service and exclusive HBO content on HBO Canada. Movie Central is also the first window for Showtime content and home to cutting-edge Canadian series. A major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry, Movie Central, through Script to Screen, a writer-oriented feature script development program funded by Movie Central and delivered by NSI supports Canadian filmmaking. Visit the Movie Central website at www.moviecentral.ca.

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About The Movie Network:
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels - The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada; and TMN OnLine, an Internet-based content streaming service. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.

SOURCE: Movie Central

For further information:

For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com

For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Ellery Ulster, 416.956.8638 or ellery.ulster@bellmedia.ca

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