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We revisit our conversation with creator of Showtime's Masters of Sex, Michelle Ashford. The show was just renewed for a third season. Ashford shares why making a show about sex is not necessarily sexy and how The Sopranos changed her view of what's possible on TV. Plus, she reflects gender disparities in show business.

Banner Image: Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen in a scene from Masters of Sex. Photo courtesy of Showtime.

Producers:
Kaitlin Parker

Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN

Kim Masters is joined by Michael Schneider, Executive Editor of TV Guide Magazine to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

- No big surprises at the Emmys this year. There's continued grumbling that the awards seem to favor old, predictable favorites rather than more cutting-edge television.
-Film season is finally starting to ramp up with festivals in Telluride and Toronto starting soon.
-In an effort to curb runaway production, California Governor Jerry Brown agrees to legislation that would boost film tax credits in the state. 

Guests:
Michael Schneider, Indiewire / Variety (@Franklinavenue)

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California to hike film tax credits

‘Masters of Sex’ 21 MIN

Today we revisit Kim Masters' conversation with Michelle Ashford, the creator and showrunner of the Showtime series Masters of Sex. The show was just picked up for third season. Ashford talks about her decades in the television business. She's worked for years writing pilots -- and making a living doing so -- but never got a series on the air until this one. She also addresses how a show about sex is not necessarily sexy and how she thinks Masters and Johnson were "accidental feminists" and, by extension, so is the show. She reflects on the gender disparity in the TV business.

Guests:
Michelle Ashford, writer and producer

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'Masters Of Sex' Creator Michelle Ashford: 'I Had Every Horrible Job Imaginable'

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