Articles for Mad Men Season 1

From The Sopranos writer and producer Matthew Weiner comes a new primetime series called Mad Men.  In an attempt to showcase a provocative program, AMC has picked up an initial 13-episode order of the series, which will premiere on Thursday, July 19 at 10/9c.Set in 1960 New York, Mad Men explores the glamorous and dynamic world of advertising as it centers on the lives of the fiercely competitive men and women of the Sterling Cooper Ad Agency. Surrounded by an ego-driven environment, key players struggle to make a living out of selling while their private lives get sold. Read on to find out more about the cast of Mad Men. Read more »
Tonight was the 65th Annual Golden Glove Awards, or a reasonable facsimile thereof. With the writers‘ strike still a factor, the posh ceremony with stars, gowns and long acceptance speeches was cut to a simple hour-long press conference in which the winners in all categories were announced.People who watched NBC saw Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush and Nancy O‘Dell read off the nominees, announce the winners, then do a couple seconds of commentary on the winner. For all those who complain about long, boring awards shows with countless filler, this was heaven.  On the TV side, the big winners were AMC‘s critical darling about the advertising agency in the 1960s Mad Men and many other cable shows. Read more »
It looks like the strike is petering out.  If this is how the thing has to end (with a smattering of interim agreements from the different independent movie houses), then so be it.  At least some studios have come to their senses.  Just this weekend, Lions Gate and the WGA reached an interim agreement that allows their under-contract writers to return to work.  While Lions Gate is mostly known for their films, they also produce Weeds and Mad Men, two of the most highly touted cable shows currently running.  This means that, this week, Mad Men writers are returning to work on season 2 and the Weeds scribes are coming back to work on their fourth season.  Read more »

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