September 17, 2013 |
"Mad Men" fans will have a bit longer to say goodbye to Don Draper. Following a trend set at AMC by "Breaking Bad," the seventh and final season of "Mad Men" will air in two, seven-episode halves, the network announced Tuesday. The first half of the season, dubbed "The Beginning," will air in spring 2014. The second, "The End of an Era," will air in spring 2015. "This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks, and, most recently for us with ' Breaking Bad,' which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second-half premiere than had watched any previous episode,” said AMC President Charlie Collier.
July 23, 2010
"Mad Men" Where: AMC When: 10 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
April 22, 2013 |
Harry Crane knows how to throw a temper tantrum. He is fearless if sloppy, and through doughy cheeks delivers a toxic barb in Episode 4 that is shocking on its own, but made exponentially so coming from this at-times hapless infant-man who in earlier years ran to his wife for crumbs of resolve. In a pitch for Heinz ketchup, Peggy Olson displays a confidence and salesmanship she could have learned from only one person. Her work is powerful, and all Don Draper can do is listen to his heir even though he hasn't given up the throne.
May 13, 2013 |
Being a "Mad Men" fan these days feels a little like being a woman who, after dating a string of jerks, finally gives a nice guy a chance and discovers that, hey, there's something to this after all. One of the ongoing debates about this season is whether Don has reached a point of no return - whether his affair with Sylvia and all-around jerkiness have rendered him not only thoroughly unlikable but also fatally uninteresting. Now, it would be hard to describe Don's behavior in Sunday's episode, "Man With a Plan,"as boring, but it certainly did little to counteract his ongoing image problem.
September 5, 2012 |
"Mad Men" is famous for its obsessive devotion to 1960s pop culture. Which is why clicking on this "Mad Men" remix video delivers the perfect delivery of a Rickroll at a time when the meme seems to have fallen out of fashion. For those who have forgotten, Rickrolling involves posting a link to a video or story with an enticing headline only to have it play Rick Astley's 1987 hit song "Never Gonna Give You Up. " British stand-up comedian Richard Sandling has gained a reputation for his "Perfect Movie" re-creations of famous film scenes using comedians, but his latest takes clips from the first four seasons of the hit AMC series and remixes them so that Don Draper and company are singing the words to the Astley hit. Rickrolling may be tired at this point (it's been around since 2007)
June 20, 2013 |
One of the quieter developments in Sunday's "Mad Men" was the introduction of a funky new logo for Sterling Cooper & Partners, the hybrid agency formed earlier this season with the merger of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and Cutler Gleason Chaough. Given how much was going on in the episode -- Sally's boarding school misadventures, Ken getting shot, Pete confronting Bob, and Don impersonating a baby -- one could be forgiven for missing the logo, which made its television debut during a heated confrontation between Don and Ted. Thankfully, the publicity team at Sterling Cooper -- uh, we mean AMC -- sent out a press release announcing the new branding efforts after the episode aired.
June 10, 2013 |
Linda Cardellini, who plays Don Draper's onetime lover Sylvia Rosen on "Mad Men," is engaged to Steven Rodriguez, the father of her child. The "ER" and "Freaks and Geeks" alum, 37, shared the happy news on "The View" Friday, saying that she and Rodriguez, whom she has been friends with since age 10, got engaged the day before in New York City. "I was surprised that it was happening at that moment, yes," she said on the show. "We were actually with some of the people I love most: my sister, and my cousins and one of my best friends Maura [Tierney]
July 25, 2010
Grab a martini and talk about "Mad Men." Don Draper and his stiff suit — and skirt — counterparts are back for the fourth-season premiere of the AMC drama. Quick, there's still time to learn how to fix up an Old-Fashioned "the way Daddy likes it." (Sunday) Need a summer guilty pleasure? Talk about "Pretty Little Liars." Forget Queen Bee (Blair) over on "Gossip Girl." It's all about "A" in this teen soap, which airs on ABC Family (not the CW!) and centers on four friends who share a dirty little secret after the disappearance of clique headmistress, Alison.
September 22, 2013 |
'Mad Men's' youngest star, 13-year-old Kiernan Shipka, is giving a big boost to reemerging Spanish brand Delpozo. She looks darling in this colorful, age-appropriate frock straight from the spring 2014 runway at New York Fashion Week. The dress has a flared silk print skirt with a hand-embroidered organza over-skirt, and a short-sleeved crewneck top with embroidered flowers. Shipka also wore Delpozo this weekend to the Vanity Fair/Maybelline AMC "Mad Men" party. The architectural, double-faced wool dress from the fall Delpozo collection by creative director Josep Font was quirky and cute.