Remember “Basket of Kisses”? Revisit Peggy’s Big Idea When the Full Series Encores Continues Sunday

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Binge on something other than Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend when Mad Men encores resume this Sunday at 6AM/5c. This weekend’s trio of episodes feature some of Mad Men‘s classic scenes: Peggy gets her start as a creative when she delivers her “basket of kisses” idea (Season 1, Episode 6 “Babylon”); Don gets payback on Roger for flirting with Betty  (Season 1, Episode 7 “Red in the Face”); and the team presents “Mark Your Man” to Belle Jolie, complete with Don’s passionate defense, “You are giving every girl who wears your lipstick the gift of total ownership” (Season 1, Episode 8 “The Hobo Code”). Just diving into the encores this week and need a refresher? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Matthew Weiner Wins International Emmy; Jon Hamm Will Return to Parks and Recreation

mm513-don-325.jpgThis week, Matthew Weiner wins an International Emmy Award, while Jon Hamm is returning to NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Plus, Bustle tells viewers how to bide the time before the final episodes. Read on for more:

• Matthew Weiner, presented with an International Emmy Award by Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, describes his Mad Men cast members as “human vehicles who are so beautiful and so deep and never stop feeling,” The Hollywood Reporter says. The Associated Press calls Weiner’s award the highlight of the ceremony.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Jon Hamm will return to NBC’s Parks and Recreation during a season seven episode.

Bustle recommends six ways for viewers to distract themselves before Season 7′s second half airs, including re-watching the series, which is “the perfect way to relive the magic of the show all over again.”
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The Full Series Encore Continues This Sunday Morning With More Season 1 Episodes

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During this weekend’s trio of encores, Mad Men fans should expect the unexpected. This week’s episodes, resuming Sunday at 6AM/5c, contain some of the series’ most surprising moments: Don audaciously kisses a client, Rachel Menken (Season 1, Episode 3 “Marriage of Figaro”), Betty clips a piece of her pristine blonde locks (Season 1, Episode 4 “New Amsterdam”), and the first moment we get a hint at Don’s real identity — when Adam Whitman drops by Sterling Cooper unannounced (Season 1, Episode 5 “5G”). Think you can you keep the events of each episode in order? Test your knowledge of the episodes with the Episode 103Episode 104 and Episode 105 Ultimate Fan Games. Want a more comprehensive refresher? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Jon Hamm in Christmas Special Black Mirror; Matthew Weiner To Get International Emmy

mm601-602-don-325This week, it was announced that Jon Hamm will appear in Black Mirror: White Christmas on Christmas Day, while Matthew Weiner will receive an International Emmy Award. Plus, Jessica Paré discusses how she felt when Mad Men wrapped for good. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports that The Audience Network will air the U.K.’s Black Mirror: White Christmas, which stars Jon Hamm, in the U.S. on Christmas Day.

Digital Spy reports that Matthew Weiner will be presented with an International Emmy Award next week by Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.’

• Speaking with The Canadian Press, Jessica Paré says ending Mad Men was “very teary. We’re fortunate that we get to tell the end of our story.”
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Relive Mad Men From the Beginning With the Full Series Encore Starting This Sunday

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“What you call love was invented by guys like me… to sell nylons.”

It’s been seven years since Don Draper uttered that now-famous line and fans first fell for Mad Men‘s world of ’60s advertising. Now you can relive every ad pitch, steamy tryst, historical moment and classic quip when AMC begins airing the entire series, starting this Sunday, Nov. 16 at 6AM/5c and every week leading up to the premiere in April.

The full series encores kick off with Peggy Olson‘s first day at Sterling Cooper in Season 1, Episode 1, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” followed by a deep dive into Don’s domestic life in Season 1, Episode 2, “Ladies Room.” Afterwards, test your knowledge of the episodes with the Episode 101 and Episode 102 Ultimate Fan Games. Want a more comprehensive refresher? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores begin this Sunday, November 16 at 6AM/5c.

Jon Hamm Heads to Late Late Show; EW Touts Mad Men Marathon

Stan Rizzo (Jay R. Ferguson) on Mad MenThis week, Jon Hamm will sit down with Craig Ferguson during The Late Late Show‘s final month, while Entertainment Weekly touts the upcoming Mad Men marathon. Plus, Jay R. Ferguson expresses how he feels about Mad Men ending. Read on for more:

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jon Hamm will be one of Craig Ferguson’s final guests on CBS’ The Late Late Show next month.

Entertainment Weekly highlights AMC’s upcoming Mad Men marathon, which is re-airing the series from the beginning every Sunday at 6AM/5c, starting Nov. 16.

We Are Movie Geeks interviews Jay R. Ferguson, who says Mad Men ending is like “when you are so totally in love with someone, and when it’s over, you still have that incredible heartache inside that you feel like you will never love again, that’s how this feels…seriously!”
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WSJ Spotlights Jon Hamm’s Cat Segment; Mad Men Skit on Kelly and Michael Halloween Special

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This week, The Wall Street Journal spotlights Jon Hamm’s cat-themed appearance on a Comedy Central show, while Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan performed a Mad Men skit on their Halloween episode. Plus, Hamm talks up Elisabeth Moss’ film, The One I Love, to Us Weekly. Read on for more:

• According to The Wall Street Journal, Comedy Central’s @Midnight brought together Jon Hamm and cats, with Hamm causing “his own Internet meme by wearing a grey sweatshirt featuring a sunglasses-sporting cat and the slogan ‘Live in the Meow.’” Elle remarks, “It’s weird. It’s more than slightly random. But it’s 1000% amazing.”

Live With Kelly and Michael‘s Halloween episode featured a Mad Men skit, with Ripa costumed as Joan and Strahan as Don.

• Jon Hamm shares with Us Weekly that he’s watching The Knick, Last Week Tonight and Elisabeth Moss’s The One I Love. He says, ”I know the [romantic comedy] stars my friend Elisabeth Moss but I just saw it and liked it a lot!” [No link.]
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Elisabeth Moss Speaks With Time; Matthew Weiner Explains Mad Men‘s Theme Song

mm508-peggy-325.jpgThis week, Elisabeth Moss speaks with Time, while Matthew Weiner explains how he chose Mad Men‘s theme song. Plus, Kiernan Shipka lands a new movie role. Read on for more:

Time interviews Elisabeth Moss, who calls her Mad Men experience “nothing but great. It’s done nothing but open me up to new possibilities. People would kill to be on a show that good, and have a role like that.”

• Matthew Weiner talks to WNYC about choosing Mad Men‘s theme song because “I was looking for something kind of mod and old-fashioned, and I also loved that it had the sound that sounded like falling to me.”

• Kiernan Shipka has joined Fan Girl, a movie, also starring Meg Ryan, that will be directed by Paul Jarrett, according to Deadline.
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Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss on Endings; Matthew Weiner Praises Kiernan Shipka

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This week, Vincent Kartheiser and Elisabeth Moss talk about their characters’ endings to Vulture and Crave Online, respectively, while Matthew Weiner lauds Kiernan Shipka’s acting in the last seven episodes. Plus, Access Hollywood goes behind the scenes of Robert Morse’s farewell song and dance. Read on for more:

• Asked by Vulture about Pete’s ending, Vincent Kartheiser says, “I think people will know that no matter how the show ends…it’s just a passing moment. There is no ending.”

• Talking to Crave Online about Mad Men‘s imminent finish, Elisabeth Moss says, “I couldn’t imagine a better ending for Peggy’s story so I’m really happy with where it ended for her.”

• Elisabeth Moss tells Buzzfeed what she learned from playing Peggy, that “even though she gets knocked around a lot and criticized and made fun of and money thrown in her face and all kinds of indignities, she keeps going and she believes in herself…”
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MAD MEN: The Final Season, Part 1 Now Available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital HD

mad-men-s7-key-art-560MAD MEN is only getting better.” – The Wrap

Prepare for the final episodes of television’s most celebrated show with today’s release of MAD MEN: The Final Season, Part 1 on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital HD.

It’s 1969 and it’s the beginning of the end of Don Draper’s story, as the iconic ad man faces new challenges in changing times. Dig deeper into the timeline of the show with in-depth featurettes and interactive timelines, while learning about the stories behind the stories with exclusive commentaries from the show’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning creative team.

Order your copy now!