'Mad Men' Sophomore Season Premieres July 27
'Mad Men' Sophomore Season Premieres July 27
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
With its first season snagging two Golden Globes, including one for Best Television Series – Drama, huge critics' favorite Mad Men will debut its much-anticipated second season on Sunday 10pm beginning July 27 on AMC.  Originally slated for this fall, apparently the barrage of accolades from fans and critics alike jump-started the debut even in Canada.

Mad Men, the recipient of 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, is set in New York City and features in a 1960s fictional advertising agency called Sterling Cooper.  It centers on Don Draper, a high-level executive, while he deals with the people in his life in and out of the office.  Jon Hamm, who plays Draper, has won a Golden Globe in 2007 for Best Actor in a Television Series.
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The premiere of its sophomore season called “For Those Who Think Young” is set on Valentine's Day in 1962, some 14 months after the end of season 1, which left Draper at home dejected over some failures.  Newly promoted Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss, is also not too happy, after secretly giving birth to the product of a tryst with adman Pete Campbell, played by Vincent Kartheiser.

Mad Men's crazy first season also scored a Director's Guild Award for Best Drama Series, a Writer's Guild Award for Best New Series, a Screen Actors' Guild Award nomination for Best Actor and best Drama Series Ensemble.

Meanwhile, the recently announced Emmy Award nominations for the show include Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for John Slattery, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Robert Morse, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, plus a host of other nominations for costumes, casting, cinematography, art direction, and even hair and make-up.

-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CNW Group
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