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Nominated for four Emmys in its first year of eligibility, including one for lead Lizzy Caplan, Masters continued to charm critics during its second season. With Mad Men ending in 2015, the drama about real-life sex researchers Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson is poised to become TV's most stylish look back at the '60s.

Weirdest show on my DVR: "American Hoggers."

Most embarrassing thing I've ever written: "Always sex scenes, which makes Masters of Sex a strange career move for me."

I knew Masters had hit the zeitgeist when: "We [inspired] a headline graphic on The Daily Show: 'Masters of Sexism.' "

Worst pitch meeting: "I called the president of the network by the wrong name."