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AMC announces new seasons of Mad Men and Breaking Bad + Premiere date for The Killing

AMC announced today during the TCA press tour, that the Emmy-winning original series Mad Men will return for a fifth season. No date has been announced yet. AMC also announced that the fourth season of Breaking Bad will begin production on January 13:

“As we ramp up production for the […]

Mad Men season four opens to series-high 2.9 million viewers + Series premiere numbers for The Pillars of the Earth

The season four premiere of AMC’s Mad Men drew a series-high 2.918 million viewers and a 1.9 HH rating. According to AMC, that was an increase of 5% in viewers over the season three premiere which held the previous record (rounded to 2.8 million viewers). The show was up 12% in HH rating from the […]

AMC and Lionsgate talking over new Mad Men deal

Mad Men premieres its fourth season this Sunday on AMC, but executives at AMC and Lionsgate (the producing studio) are looking towards the future.

A deal is already in place through season five but Variety reports that execs at the network and studio “are in the early stages of hammering out a deal to […]

62nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards Winners

With her DGA award last night for Outstanding Direction of a Feature Film, The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow has become the first woman to win the award and now makes The Hurt Locker the favorite for this year’s Academy Awards.  On the television front, Modern Family and Mad Men won their respective categories.

Looking back in history, only 6 times in the last 60 years has the DGA winner not gone on to win the Oscar for Best Picture and in 58 of the last 60 years, the DGA winner has won the Oscar for Best Director. And in my opinion, that’s unfortunate.

I’m sorry, but I’m not one to think The Hurt Locker is deserving of all the praise.  It was a good film sure, but at no time was I blown away by anything presented. I fear, but am still hopeful, that this will be yet another year at the Oscars where one of the lesser-deserving films (which I qualify as being one that has a large discrepancy between critical and fan reception–which The Hurt Locker fits perfectly) will go on to win.  Head on over the jump for the complete list of winners in television and film.

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AMC Renews Mad Men for a Fourth Season

AMC has renewed their critically acclaimed and award-winning drama series Mad Men for a fourth season.  The renewal comes on the heels of an impressive third season launch, with the August debut notching a record 2.76 million viewers;  more than 30% above the second season premiere (2.06 million).

The series has been helped by […]

Mad Men Season Three Premiere Draws Series Record 2.8 Million Viewers

The third season premiere of AMC’s Emmy Award-winning drama series Mad Men drew a record 2.76 million viewers Sunday night, an impressive 34% above the show’s second season premiere (2.06 million).

The series also notched a record among adults 18-49 drawing 1.24 million within that demo (the show drew 1.43 million viewers in the […]

Mad Men Yourself

The third season of the Emmy Award-winning AMC series Mad Men premieres on August 16th, and in anticipation of its release, AMC has opened up a website to “Mad Men Yourself” in the style of the show’s characters.  Check it out for yourself at AMC’s […]

Mad Men Third Season Premiere Set for August 16th

AMC has announced that the third season of the Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men will debut August 16th with limited commercial interruption.  The network also announced that they’re making the first season available on-demand in both standard and high definition.

Fans who missed out on, or want to relive the second season, can tune […]

Mad Men Debut Set For August

Fans of Mad Men will have to wait just slightly longer than usual for the show’s premiere this summer.  AMC has set an August start for the show’s third season., although an exact date for the premiere has not yet been decided upon.

Previous seasons of the award-winning series began in mid-July.