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More "Mad Men: A Day's Work"

10 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ footage and synopsis from the next episode of AMC's "Mad Men", titled "A Day's Work", written by Jonathan Igla, Matthew Weiner and directed by Michael Uppendahl, airing April 20, 2014:

"...'Peggy' receives a bouquet of flowers at the office.

"'Pete' navigates the politics of new business.

"'Joan' is put in an impossibly awkward situation..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Mad Men: A Day's Work"....

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- Michael Stevens

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‘I Only Do Outraged’: Vincent Kartheiser on Pete Campbell, Mad Men’s Final Season, and Internet Haters

16 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Mad Men’s sixth season was a disastrous one for Pete Campbell, Sterling Cooper & Partners’ charmingly smarmy advertising-accounts executive—which made it a great one for Vincent Kartheiser, who plays him. In the span of 13 episodes, Pete got thrown out of the house by his wife, Trudy, for cheating; ran into his father-in-law at a brothel, costing Sc&P the $9 million Vicks Chemical account; got banished to the firm’s nascent Los Angeles office; and tangled with a sociopathic co-worker, Bob Benson, who stole the Chevy account from him and may have played a role in the murder of Pete’s mother. Pete has never been easy to like, but Kartheiser’s exasperated reactions to every setback have launched a thousand gifs and transformed a once-loathsome character into an oddly endearing one. All of which seems to have only inflamed Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s sadistic tendencies: “When you »

- Jada Yuan

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The 10 Best Episodes Of 'Mad Men'

16 April 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It might not be the pop culture phenomenon that it once was (the grabbier, faster likes of “True Detective” and “Game Of Thrones” having surpassed it at the nation’s watercoolers), but last Sunday saw the return of “Mad Men,” and if the seventh season premiere was anything to go by, it’s as good as it ever was. Matthew Weiner’s show, about the lives of the employees of a Madison Avenue ad agency in the 1960s (and in particular, the alienated, self-reinventing golden boy Don Draper, played to star-making effect by Jon Hamm, and Elisabeth Moss’s secretary-turned-high-flyer Peggy Olsen) has been a critical favorite since it launched in 2007 and almost singlehandedly made AMC a serious home for prestige drama (paving the way for network-mates “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” in the process). To this writer’s mind, it’s as good a show as anything that »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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The 10 Best Episodes Of 'Mad Men'

16 April 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It might not be the pop culture phenomenon that it once was (the grabbier, faster likes of “True Detective” and “Game Of Thrones” having surpassed it at the nation’s watercoolers), but last Sunday saw the return of “Mad Men,” and if the seventh season premiere was anything to go by, it’s as good as it ever was. Matthew Weiner’s show, about the lives of the employees of a Madison Avenue ad agency in the 1960s (and in particular, the alienated, self-reinventing golden boy Don Draper, played to star-making effect by Jon Hamm, and Elisabeth Moss’s secretary-turned-high-flyer Peggy Olsen) has been a critical favorite since it launched in 2007 and almost singlehandedly made AMC a serious home for prestige drama (paving the way for network-mates “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” in the process). To this writer’s mind, it’s as good a show as anything that »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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How Mad Men changed the way men dress

15 April 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mad Men is back for a final series and its sartorial impact cannot be overstated. Jonathan Heaf describes how Don Draper helped a generation of ageing hipsters grow up gracefully, while Lauren Cochrane sums up the style influence of the other principal players, from perfect pyjamas to outlandish prints

When Mad Men began, in 2007, many men myself included were wearing the same scoop-necked, vintage band T-shirts, too-skinny jeans and winklepickers we had started the millennium in. It was a time when Hedi Slimane's pipe-cleaner menswear silhouette was still worth skipping lunch for, when Peter Doherty and his band of rakes were roaming the back alleys of Camden, inhaling the last vapours of indie rock credibility.

Then Don Draper waltzed in, with his grey suits, heavily pomaded, side-parted hair, billowy white shirts and perfectly neat pocket square. He looked like your dad, but sharper: like James Stewart in Rear Window, »

- <strong>Jonathan Heaf</strong> and Lauren Cochrane

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Spot the Throwback Stars in These Mad Men Cameos

14 April 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Mad Men is known for its retro references, but the premiere of season seven had us feeling nostalgic for a different era: the '90s. Neve Campbell, famous for Scream and Party of Five, popped up as a potential love interest for Don Draper. She's not the first actor familiar to many of us millennials from our childhood to get a part on AMC's 1960s period drama. Show creator Matthew Weiner recently shed light on the casting, telling the New York Times, "I want to give people the chance to be seen in a new light." And indeed he does. Since guest appearance are never announced by the network, the surprise cameos have definitely become a fun part of watching, and some have turned into more regular roles. Let's take a look our favorites. View Slideshow › »

- Annie Gabillet

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Ratings: The Mad Men Season Premiere Was the Least Watched Since 2008

14 April 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There will apparently be no Breaking Bad–like surge for the final “season” of AMC’s Mad Men. Sunday’s season six premiere debuted to 2.3 million viewers, down about 30 percent from last spring’s return and the least-watched season opener for the show since 2008, its sophomore year (2.1 million). It also represents the third consecutive season of decline for Mad Men bows: After peaking at 3.5 million in March 2012, last year’s premiere ticked down to 3.4 million viewers. The declines were similar among younger viewers, with the show dropping from a 1.1 rating among adults under 50 last year to a 0.8 rating Sunday. It’s worth noting here that the Mad Men audience might not be disappearing, but rather shifting to delayed viewing. Last season, the under-50 audience for Matt Weiner’s drama went up by 87 percent once DVR replays were tallied. We won’t know for a few weeks, but »

- Josef Adalian

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Fox's Jim Gianopulos to Deliver USC Film School Commencement Address; Marvel's Kevin Feige Gets Alumni Award

14 April 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, Jim Gianopulos (“Avatar,” “Titanic”), is set to deliver the commencement address at the 2014 USC School of Cinematic Arts’s graduation ceremony. It will be held on May 16. Also during the ceremony, Marvel president Kevin Feige, who just oversaw the release of superhero hit “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” (not to mention juggernaut hits “Iron Man 3” and “The Avengers,” which hold the second and first biggest all-time box office openings, respectively) will receive the Mary Pickford Alumni Award.  He is a USC alum.Past recipients of the Mary Pickford award include the likes of Conrad Hall, Ray Harryhausen, Michelle Manning, Walter Murch, Robert Zemeckis, Laura Ziskin, Shonda Rhimes, Bryan Singer and Matthew Weiner. »

- Beth Hanna

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A Serial Killer Expert Analyzes Mad Men for Links to the Manson Family Murders

14 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

During season six of Mad Men last year, theories linking Megan Draper to the infamous Manson murders spread quickly after an episode in which Don’s wife wears a star T-shirt identical to one Sharon Tate was photographed in for a 1967 Esquire spread. Along with Megan’s short-lived pregnancy, the image of Peggy stabbing Abe, the Draper children being held hostage by an intruder, and later episodic references to Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, obsessive viewers saw that wardrobe choice as evidence that Megan was totally going to die — something creator Matthew Weiner did his best to quash, while also leaving open the possibility of her demise in the show’s final season. The action has moved forward in time to late January 1969, roughly six months ahead of the date of the grisly murders that capped off the era of peace and love, and Megan Draper is now living »

- Gwynne Watkins

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Mad Men's Premiere Ratings Are Down—Find Out How Low

14 April 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mad Men returned for its final season…but not all of its viewers did. The season seven premiere of the hit AMC drama pulled in just 2.3 million viewers with 1 million of them in the key 18-49 demographic. "Sharing a Sunday night premiere episode of Mad Men on AMC is a uniquely satisfying experience as a fan, and something we never take for granted as a network. Congratulations and thank you to Matthew Weiner and his remarkable team, both on-air and off, for, once again, treating us all to the rarest of entertainment air," Charlie Collier, AMC president, said in a statement. "We happily welcome back Mad Men." The season seven premiere was down from the sixth season bow, the April 2013 »

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AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ Season 7 Premiere Lowest Since 2008

14 April 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The end is nigh for Mad Men  and last night the series had its lowest season premiere since 2008′s Season 2 . The return of AMC’s acclaimed series for the first part of its 7th and final season drew 2.3 million viewers at 10 Pm last night. Just ahead of the 2.06 million who watched the Season 2 debut on July 27, 2008, the widely promoted 1-hour debut was down 32% in total viewers from the 3.4 million viewers that watched the Matthew Weiner-created series’ Season 6 premiere on April 7, 2013. That two-hour debut was the second most watched episode ever of the period drama. It closely followed the Season 5 debut of March 25, 2012, which was seen by an audience of 3.5 million. In terms of the key demos, last night’s Season 7 debut pulled in 1.1 million viewers among Adults 25-54 and 1.0 million among the 18-49s. While one of the most DVR’d shows on TV and certain to see a »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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TV Ratings: 'Mad Men' Takes a Hit in Return, Fetches 2.3 Million Viewers

14 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Not unlike the pace of its series, Mad Men has historically been a steady performer for AMC -- solid but never spiking in a similar fashion to Breaking Bad or heavyweight The Walking Dead. But Sunday night saw the series' final season actually dip in its premiere. The first of the current seven-episode batch took in 2.3 million viewers. That's a 1.1 million drop from the comparable premiere last year and the series' least watched opener since the second season in 2008. Story: 'Mad Men' Creator Matt Weiner Says So Long to 1968 The most recent season premiere

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- Michael O'Connell

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Mad Men season 7 episode 1 review: Time Zones

14 April 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Frances Roberts 14 Apr 2014 - 16:55

Mad Men returns for its seventh season an episode that deliberately dissipates the momentum of last year's finale…

This review contains spoilers.

7.1 Time Zones

What does revolution change? Depressingly little, if Time Zones is anything to go by.

1968’s political disquiet simmered underneath Mad Men’s sixth run, erupting at key history book moments to spill into its characters’ lives. It culminated in a finale that severed Don Draper from his job, his wife, and from the fictions he’d woven around himself. “This is where I grew up”, he’d told his children outside that dilapidated bordello, having confessed the same to Hershey mid-pitch. After a season of witnessing tumult and protest on the world stage, Dick Whitman had his own personal revolution. Everything was going to change.

And then, it didn’t.

Time Zones dissipated the momentum built in the season six finale. »

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Footage From "Mad Men: A Day's Work"

14 April 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage and synopsis from the next episode of AMC's "Mad Men", titled "A Day's Work", written by Jonathan Igla, Matthew Weiner and directed by Michael Uppendahl, airing April 20, 2014:

"...'Peggy' receives a bouquet of flowers at the office.

"'Pete' navigates the politics of new business.

"'Joan' is put in an impossibly awkward situation..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Mad Men: A Day's Work"....

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- Michael Stevens

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Mad Men’s Joel Murray on Freddy Rumsen’s Deal with Don and Playing Mozart With His Pants Zipper

14 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The final season of Mad Men opened with a slam-dunk pitch not from Don Draper but Freddy Rumsen, the one-time senior account man at Sterling Cooper who was forced out after peeing his pants in the office during a bender. Redemption? Sort of. Freddy’s on the wagon now, but at the end of Sunday’s episode, we learn that the “It’s not a timepiece, it’s a conversation piece” was, in fact, Don’s idea, delivered with gusto by character actor Joel Murray. On the occasion of this semi-victory, Vulture spoke to the 50-year-old scene-stealer (who just happens to be Bill Murray’s little brother) about being called a sad guy by series creator Matthew Weiner, the craft behind Freddy’s memorable Mozart pants symphony, and channeling his inner Don. That opening scene almost makes up for the pants-wetting, right?When I read the script I was like, »

- Denise Martin

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Elisabeth Moss on 'Mad Men,' Peggy and the End

14 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

One hour of Mad Men down, 13 left to go! Now that we've seen the first episode of the seventh and final season, we checked in with Elisabeth Moss to find out how Peggy Olson will make her way at Sterling Cooper without mentor Don Draper, what it's like to say goodbye, and what she thinks Peggy would be doing in 2014.

Matthew Weiner and the End of 'Mad Men'

How does it feel knowing that it's the last time?

Like, you just said that, and I got butterflies in my stomach. »

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'Mad Men': Neve Campbell on her plane ride with Don Draper

14 April 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

In season 5 of Mad Men, Gilmore Girls’s Alexis Bledel played a sad suburban housewife that Pete Campbell couldn’t resist. Last season, Don Draper had an affair with his neighbor’s wife, played by Freaks and Geeks star Linda Cardellini. So it made some sense that last night, during the season premiere of Mad Men, the mysterious beauty who shared a red-eye flight with Don was played by none other than Neve Campbell — also known as the star of Party of Five. If Don Draper doesn’t have a specific type, Matthew Weiner does.

Campbell plays a young widow »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Neve Campbell on Her Surprise Mad Men Role, Matthew Weiner’s ‘Super Secrecy Speech,’ and Snuggling With Don Draper

14 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Like Linda Cardellini last year, Neve Campbell wasn’t allowed to celebrate being cast as a woman who tempts Don Draper, as she did on last night’s season-seven premiere epiosde of Mad Men. A beautiful widow with a sad story, her character tells Don, “This is nice,” as the two fall asleep next to each other on board their flight from Los Angeles to New York. Don ultimately passes on her offer to make him feel better, but when asked about the casting of the Party of Five and Scream star, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner told Vulture, with a smile, “You had to know what Don was giving up.” Finally allowed to break her silence following Sunday’s final-season premiere, Campbell talked to us about having to keep her snuggle time with Jon Hamm quiet — and kinda sorta left us with the impression that she’ll be back before it all ends. »

- Denise Martin

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Mad Men, Ep. 7.01: “Time Zones” – the bicoastal final season starts strong

14 April 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mad Men, Season 7: Episode 1 – “Time Zones”

Written by Matthew Weiner

Directed by Scott Hornbacher

Airs Sunday nights at 10 on AMC

As the United States swears in its new president, Richard Nixon, the country finds itself in a transition period, caught between the two worlds of its past and uncertain future. “Time Zones” splits is central characters up in a similar way that exposes just how noticeable the precipices are that they stand on. Don Draper isn’t just living an existence that has him dividing time between his New York life and the Californian one he shares with his wife, Megan. He’s also in a rough limbo, biding his time until Sterling Cooper & Partners calls him back to the office. Roger Sterling is even more lost at sea. Our re-introduction to the man–completely naked in a room full of post-coital men and women–poses plenty of questions »

- Sean Colletti

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‘Mad Men’ Recap: The Gang’s (Mostly) All Here in Season 7-a Premiere, ‘Time Zones’

13 April 2014 10:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Stop reading now if you haven’t seen the season opener of “Mad Men.”

Here we are bracing for the heartache of knowing we’ll be saying goodbye to “Mad Men” in a mere 14 episodes — and season seven opens with a joyous treat, the equivalent of a slab of birthday cake topped with a double scoop of ice cream. A closeup of Freddy Rumsen, delivering a pitch. He’s working again! With Peggy! Be still our hearts, it’s good to see you, pal.

“This is the beginning of something,” he advises. Yes, we know but interesting to see a beloved character articulate it just so. Within another minute, we get one of those “Mad Men” lines — a laugh line that also informs, greatly, on the state of the characters in the scene. “You really put the ‘free’ in ‘freelancer,’ don’t you,” Peggy quips after Freddy makes »

- Cynthia Littleton

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