Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.
After seven successful seasons, AMC's Mad Men is coming to an end this weekend with the series finale "Person to Person", airing Sunday, May 14. 20th Century Fox's Hitman: Agent 47 is saying goodbye to the show in its own unique way, with a new TV spot that parodies Mad Men's opening credits, teasing that the man falling from the high rise was actually shot in the head by Agent 47 himself. While legions of fans have been speculating how Mad Men will come to an end, it doesn't seem likely that an assassin will take out Don Draper (Jon Hamm), but you never know.
Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.Read More
AMC's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama Mad Men kicks off its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00PM ET/PT. Created by Emmy Award winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, Mad Men's highly anticipated series conclusion will, for the last time, follow the complex lives of Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Betty and Pete, and their families, colleagues, rivals and love interests, as their stories come to an end. To help celebrate the end of this era, AMC has released behind-the scenes interviews with several members of the cast and crew.
Mad Men has earned seven Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, leading to four wins; three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; three Producers Guild Awards; four Writers Guild Awards; two BAFTA Awards; five Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year; and for seven consecutive years has been named one of AFI's Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs. In just eight short years, Mad Men has showcased the 1960s through the eyes of the men and women at Sterling Cooper and Partners. While we wait to see how this show comes to an end, many are speculating that the final episode may be in early 1970, but we'll have to wait and see.Read More
Next month, AMC bids farewell to their first big hit series, when Mad Men returns with its final seven episodes starting Sunday, April 5. Last week, AMC released a series of tribute videos, with celebrities such as Gary Oldman, David O. Russell, Gayle King and many others paying tribute to the show. Today, AMC has released five new videos, featuring the stars of Mad Men reflecting on their characters' journeys throughout the 1960s.
Jon Hamm discusses Don Draper's big secret, that he is really a man named Dick Whitman, as his facade begins to erode throughout the series' run. Elisabeth Moss talks about how Peggy Olsen rose from a secretary to a copywriter and her evolution as a person. We also hear from Vincent Kartheiser about how Pete's cockiness eventually becomes his downfall, Christina Hendricks on Joan's ambition and John Slattery on Roger's awakening.Read More
Naturally, AMC moved on and ended up signing Matthew Weiner to a three-year contract that would allow him to close out Mad Men after seven seasons. However, since AMC has seen success with their Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead spinoff currently in production, the network is clearly keen on extending their shows beyond traditional means. Of course, the creative forces behind both Breaking Bad (Vince Gilligan) and The Walking Dead (Robert Kirkman) are actively involved in the spinoffs, but it seems that Mad Men's Matthew Weiner is not keen on developing a spinoff for his beloved series.
It's always possible that Matthew Weiner could have a change of heart, and commit to a Peggy or Sally spinoff, but we'll have to wait and see. Until then, fans still have seven more episodes of Mad Men left, starting on Sunday, April 5. Would you tune in to see the continuing exploits of Peggy Olson or Sally Draper? Let us know what you think below.Read More
In anticipation of the final seven episodes of Mad Men, which premiere on Sunday, April 5 at 10pm ET/PT, AMC released a series of tributes about the iconic series. Gary Oldman, David O. Russell and Gayle King, among others, reminisce about the pilot, memorable moments and the end of the Mad Men era. Gary Oldman calls the series a 'masterpiece', describing it's achievements as "breathtaking". He truly believes its the 'jewel in the crown of television'.
Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. The AMC drama made history as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. Created by Emmy winner and executive producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men is anchored by an ensemble cast, including Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson, and Christopher Stanley.Read More