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Good news! January could be set for a return to our television screens this spring, if reports are to be believed. The news has been announced by Deadline that Mad Men is finally returning to our screens after a frustratingly long hiatus.
The successful television show has been off our screens for over a year now, prompting fans like us to seek out other shows on TV, or find other activities and hobbies, like playing Foxy Bingo or Angry Birds to pass the time. Thankfully the show’s fifth season is apparently set to premiere on March 25th 2012.
January who has recently given birth, stars in the hit drama that began in 2007, alongside Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks. She has been nominated for two Golden Globes for her performance in the show in 2009 and 2010.
There has been no official confirmation of the show’s return as of yet by the AMC Network. This is odd because you would have thought they’d wish to promote the return asap. We don’t even know if January is set to reprise her role after the hiatus. The news of the show’s return was dropped by the lead actor Jon Hamm while speaking on the comedian Doug Benson’s podcast, ‘Doug Loves Movies’.
We have our fingers and toes crossed though.
Mad Men is rumoured to be slated for seven seasons in total, so if all is back to normal after the contract negotiation induced hiatus, we could have January back for at least another two years.
Meanwhile you can now own X Men: First Class on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Welcome to a “mad” new world. The three-time Emmy® winner for Outstanding Drama Series and winner of three consecutive Golden Globes®, returns as Lionsgate releases Mad Men: Season Four on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. From AMC and creator Matthew Weiner, executive producer and writer of The Sopranos, Mad Men is the ground-breaking series about the glamorous and ego-driven “Golden Age” of advertising. On the heels of a game-changing season three finale when Don Draper’s professional and personal lives unexpectedly imploded; season four continues to focus on Jon Hamm and the rest of the breakout ensemble as they grapple with an uncertain new reality and new possibilities. The New York Post hails the show as an “Outstanding example of what television storytelling can accomplish…Mad Men is a drama for the ages.”
Recently nominated for a 2011 Golden Globes® for Best Television Series – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (Elisabeth Moss) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Jon Hamm), Mad Men remains one of the most critically acclaimed series on television today. The Boston Globe praised, “the writing remains remarkable, as it toggles between the rhythms and clichés of 1950s movies and the timeless resonance of mid-20th-century theater. You rarely find such economical and evocative scripting on TV.”
The Mad Men: Season Four Blu-ray and DVD contain all 13 episodes of the season, which originally aired in Summer 2010, and is packed with hours of special features including extensive commentaries and innovative featurettes. The DVD will be available in a limited edition, 3D lenticular package.
• Pricing: DVD (4-disc set) – $49.98
• Pricing: Blu-ray Disc (3-disc set) – $49.99
AMC has confirmed that Mad Men is likely to return for a fifth season.
Series star Rich Sommer previously hinted on Twitter that the drama series might not be renewed, but later claimed that the show’s return is “a very safe bet”.
Speaking at the recent TCA press tour, AMC executive Joel Stillerman confirmed that the cable channel is planning for a fifth run, although there is currently no fixed deal between Lionsgate TV and show creator Matthew Weiner.
AMC president Charlie Collier later told Deadline: “We’re negotiating [but] don’t know much more than that yet. [We] can’t put a timetable on it.”
The fourth season of Mad Men concluded on October 17.
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AMC has set a return date for its Emmy-winning series Mad Men, as well as a debut for its latest drama Rubicon.
Season four of Mad Men will bow on Sunday, July 25, at 10 p.m., answering fans’ burning questions from last season’s cliffhanger finale. With the disbanding of Sterling Cooper and splitting up of the Drapers, the upcoming premiere will play like a whole new pilot for the show, re-setting the drama.
Over the weekend, Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner seemed to suggest in an interview that his 1960s period drama would end after six seasons.
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The second season of Mad Men, the groundbreaking series from AMC that critics are calling one of “TV’s best-ever dramas” (Boston Globe), is now available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Lionsgate. From Matthew Weiner, the Emmy award-winning executive producer and writer of The Sopranos, Mad Men is the ground-breaking series about the glamorous, ego-driven “Golden Age” of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. In its second season, Mad Men continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality. The world of Mad Men is moving in a new direction — can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile, the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity?
- Audio commentaries with cast and crew on all 13 episodes
- “Birth of an Independent Woman, Part 1 and Part 2″ – from housewives to working women, this featurette examines the rise of female independence in the Mad Men era
- “An Era of Style” – featurette explores the fashion of the 1960′s and its lasting influence on designers today
- “Time Capsule” – interactive featurettes paying homage to historical events of the 1960′s and the daring generation that lived through them
Kerri: Where is Mad Men? I’m most looking forward to that show.
AMC says only that it will premiere “August 2009,” but the best rumor is that Mad Men season three premieres on Sun., Aug. 16.
Mad Men, the AMC drama about the men and women working in Madison Avenue’s advertising industry during the 1960s, has begun production on its third season.
Created, written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner, the series stars Jon Hamm (recently laughing it up with a guest-starring turn as Liz Lemon’s love interested on 30 Rock), Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery (listed as a guest star).
Also guest starring is Jared Harris, seen recently playing the creepy, teleporting terrorist David Robert Jones on Fringe. Harris will play Lane Pryce, the financial officer of Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency, in a ten-episode arc.
The third-season premiere has been set for August 16, according to the L.A. Times. Season two of Mad Men arrives on DVD on July 14.
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Jared Harris has signed on for a major recurring role in AMC’s upcoming third season of Mad Men.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harris also has been added to the cast of CBS Films’ untitled Crowley project for director Tom Vaughan.
In a 10-episode arc on the acclaimed period drama Mad Men, set at the 1960s-era Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency, Harris will play Lane Pryce, the agency’s financial officer.
Harris begins filming today on the Lionsgate TV-produced series, which began production on its new season Monday for an August premiere. He joins returning cast members Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and Christina Hendricks and guest star John Slattery.