Jon Hamm Chats With Marie Claire; Ellie Kemper Discusses Hamm as Drama Teacher

mad-men-episode-707-don-hamm-peggy-moss-325This week, Jon Hamm chats with Marie Claire about Don, among other topics, while Ellie Kemper talks to Seth Meyers about having Hamm as an eighth-grade drama teacher. Plus, Gold Derby discusses Mad Men‘s chances at this year’s Emmys. Read on for more:

Marie Claire interviews Jon Hamm, who talks about first starting out as an actor with friends Paul Rudd and Adam Scott, and how he doesn’t understand why women like Don.

• Ellie Kemper, on Late Night with Seth Meyers, calls Jon Hamm, her eighth-grade drama teacher, “the prince of St. Louis.”

Gold Derby predicts a best drama series Emmy nomination for Mad Men, “which has also been nominated every year it’s been on the air.”
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Mad Men Heads to Smithsonian; New Trailer, Photos Released

mad-men-703-don-hamm-325This week, iconic items from Mad Men will head to the Smithsonian, while Elisabeth Moss is profiled by The New York Times. Plus, Matthew Weiner discusses the new Season 7 poster with Vulture. Read on for more:

• According to the Los Angeles Times, the Smithsonian will be the new home of several Mad Men items, including Don’s gray suit, fedora and office bar cart and the original script for Season 1, Episode 13, “The Wheel.” Also, Vulture reports on the upcoming “ambitious slate of cultural commemorations tied to the end of Mad Men,” including events at seven different New York museums and organizations and a major exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

• The Los Angeles Times spotlights a new 60-second ad for the final episodes that aired during the Oscars telecast. Entertainment Weekly says the commercial “effectively uses nostalgia to drum up interest in the series’ final episodes,” while The Huffington Post thinks the trailer was “better than the Oscars.”

• Matthew Weiner gives Vulture his take on the new Season 7 poster, which depicts Don in a car with “a feeling of, I hope, a little bit of a desperate drive.” Gothamist looks back at the series’ posters for previous seasons.
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Jon Hamm Appears on Emmy Cover; Rolling Stone Profiles Fan Cut

mad-men-episode-707-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm appears on the Emmy Magazine cover, while Rolling Stone highlights the Mad Men: Fan Cut contest, in which fans can recreate the pilot. Plus, Christina Hendricks tells InStyle what she took from the Mad Men set. Read on for more:

• Jon Hamm appears on the Emmy Magazine cover and says Mad Men‘s last night of filming was “emotional and completely surreal because it was something we’d been anticipating – the mood of finishing the show had been hanging over all of us for months as the final scripts were coming in – and then, here we were at the moment.”

• Rolling Stone spotlights the Mad Men: The Final Cut” contest, where fans can recreate individual scenes from the series pilot that will be compiled into an entirely fan-made episode.

• Elisabeth Moss talks to David Letterman about the time Jon Hamm coached her before she had to throw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs baseball game, saying, “Nobody saw us, which is weird because it’s Don and Peggy playing baseball in Central Park and no one cared.”
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Celebrate the Final Episodes of Mad Men With Cultural Events Throughout the Country

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In celebration and anticipation of the final seven episodes of one of the most acclaimed series in television history, AMC is partnering with Lionsgate and cultural institutions from coast to coast to honor Mad Men through exhibitions, screenings, events and discussions.  A complete list of Mad Men activities is below – check back regularly for updates and additional details.




New York City, home to Don Draper and his colleagues and family, will unite in a series of special events. The following New York City-specific events are listed on



MOMIMuseum of the Moving Image
March 14 to June 14

Central to New York’s Mad Men celebration will be a major exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) from March 14 to June 14. Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, featuring more than 25 iconic costumes, large-scale sets and hundreds of props, video clips, and personal notes and research material from series creator, writer, director and executive producer, Matthew Weiner. The Museum will also present An Evening with Matthew Weiner, a conversation about the creation and production of the series, with a guest moderator (TBA), on Friday, March 20, and Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences a ten-film series featuring movies selected by Weiner—such as The Apartment, Les Bonnes Femmes and The Americanization of Emily — that inspired the Mad Men, from March 14 to April 19. Additional details and tickets available at


Film Society of Lincoln Center
March 20 to March 21

The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) will host Mad Men: The End of An Era, a celebration that looks back with the cast at their favorite scenes throughout the last 7 seasons. The evening will include a conversation with creator Matthew Weiner, and stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser, at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm. Tickets will go on sale in March. Aspiring fans can also prep for the final season with “The Essential Mad Men– a FREE marathon of must-see episodes curated by Matthew Weiner from Friday, March 20 through Saturday, March 21 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. For more information visit


NYPLThe New York Public Library

Also in March, The New York Public Library (NYPL) will bring to life its Mad Men Reading List, a collection of 25 titles read by main characters during the course of the series. Three of the largest branches will have displays of the books, select branches will offer copies of the books to borrow, and all NYPL patrons can access ebook versions.


Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
March 29 at 4pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage will celebrate Mad Men with a public program featuring Matthew Weiner.  On Sunday, March 29 at 4pm Mr. Weiner will speak at the museum about the evolution of Jewish identity on Mad Men, in support of their new exhibition, Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, which opens March 31.


April 22 to April 23

BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s repertory film program, presents Mad Men at the Movies, a two-day film festival on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23.  On each night, the series will include a discussion with a cast member or Matthew Weiner about the films and their significance to Mad Men. For more information and tickets, please visit


92YThe 92nd Street Y
April 28

The celebration of Mad Men in New York will continue through April. Matthew Weiner will be part of a public program at 92Y on April 28. Details forthcoming.



NYPLLive from the NYPL

The culmination of Mad Men’s New York celebrations will take place several days after the series finale, with a special installment of LIVE from the NYPL, The New York Public Library’s flagship ticketed event series.




Smithsonian’s Museum of American History
March 27

The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History will welcome iconic props, costumes, set décor, scripts and research material from Mad Men to their permanent collection in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 27. In addition to memorable items, such as Don Draper’s grey suit and fedora, as well as his office bar cart, the museum will receive Matthew Weiner’s original script for the seminal episode “The Wheel” (Episode 113) with an alternate ending that was never filmed. This event is closed to the public.



Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
March 26 to March 27

At the Film Independent LACMA screening series, Matthew Weiner and key cast members will participate in discussions with Elvis Mitchell, Film Independent Curator, following screenings of favorite episodes on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27.

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Jon Hamm Joins Night of Too Many Stars; Christina Hendricks Signs Nicolas Winding Refn Film

mad-men-episode-701-don-hamm-3-325 This week, Jon Hamm signs on for Jon Stewart’s Night of Too Many Stars, while Christina Hendricks is reunited with Nicolas Winding Refn in a new movie. Plus, Matthew Weiner talks about being a member of the 65th Berlinale Film Festival jury. Read on for more:

• According to TheWrap, Jon Hamm is joining Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, an event that raises funds for autism awareness.

• Christina Hendricks, along with Keanu Reeves, has been cast in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, according to Variety.

• Matthew Weiner, speaking along with other members of the 65th Berlinale’s main competition jury, jokes that his presence has “clearly lowered the status” of the festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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It’s the End of an Era. Be a Part of It – Remake the Pilot Episode With the Mad Men Fan Cut


Celebrate the final episodes of Mad Men by joining legions of fans in making television history: recreate and film your own version of a scene from the very first episode of season 1, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.” It’s Mad Men: The Fan Cut.

AMC has cut the pilot episode into short scenes. To participate, pick a scene, and film your own take on it. Your work could be chosen to be a part of the final cut of the full episode, stitched back together into a completely fan-created version.

It’s your chance to become a part of one of television’s most celebrated shows. Visit now to claim your scene!

Jon Hamm Joins Wet Hot American Summer; Alison Brie Chats With NY Times

mad-men-episode-610-megan-pare-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm joins the Wet Hot American Summer cast, while Alison Brie chats with The New York Times about Trudy. Plus, Elisabeth Moss is interviewed by Playbill about her new Broadway role. Read on for more:

Deadline reports that Jon Hamm has joined the cast of Wet Hot American Summer, a Netflix limited series.

The New York Times interviews Alison Brie about Trudy, who “started out as just a supportive housewife, and then she sort of evolved into the Lady Macbeth of her and Pete’s relationship.”

• Elisabeth Moss talks to Playbill about starring in the revival of The Heidi Chronicles and what it means for women to have it all, how “there’s a certain backlash in a way, and a pressure that women feel because we got it all and now we’ve got to do it.”
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Wired Binge-Watches Mad Men; Vulture Calls Mad Men “Greatest Show of Our Time”

mad-men-episode-706-don-hamm-peggy-moss-3-325x200This week, Wired binge-watches Mad Men, while Vulture applauds it as “the greatest of our time.” Plus, The Philadelphia Inquirer laments the show’s imminent end. Read on for more:

Wired provides a guide to binge-watching Mad Men, declaring, “Just as Mad Men’s characters are impressively fleshed out, so are its set, costume design, and soundtrack.”

Vulture reassures viewers that they can watch Mad Men even if they don’t approve of Don’s behavior because it’s “the greatest show of our time.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer, discussing the many shows that are ending, says “perhaps the toughest loss will be the supernal Mad Men.”
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There’s Trouble in Paradise During This Weekend’s Encores


Every relationship has its ups and downs and when this weekend’s encores resume Sunday morning, Maddicts will be reminded of the rocky roads our beloved paramours have had to face. Betty finds Don’s secret memorabilia box and learns of his past with Anna Draper (Season 3, Episode 10 “The Color Blue”); Joan bashes Greg’s head with a vase (Season 3, Episode 11 “The Gypsy and the Hobo”); Roger berates Jane for trying to befriend Margaret (Season 3, Episode 12 “The Grown Ups”); and Don moves into a new apartment after Betty declares she wants a divorce (Season 3, Episode 13 “Shut the Door. Have a Seat”).

Are you an expert now that you’ve rewatched all of Season 3? Prove it with the Season 3 Ultimate Fan Game. Ready to go into even more detail? Test your knowledge of each episode with the Episode 310, Episode 311, Episode 312 and Episode 313 Ultimate Fan Games. Need to brush up on all the events? 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.

Bustle Rewatches Series Premiere; Praises Mad Men Soundtrack

mad-men-episode-701-megan-draper-don-hamm-3-325x200 This week, Bustle rewatches the series premiere, while ranks the Mad Men soundtrack as one of TV’s best. Plus, Metro praises Mad Men for its overall quality. Read on for more:

Bustle points out 13 moments from the series premiere “that you might want to look out for the second time around.”, ranking the best TV show soundtracks, places Mad Men at No. 7 because the show “pulls from a huge catalog and punctuates nearly every episode with something poignant as the credits roll.”

Metro, noting Mad Men‘s imminent exit, declares that the show has been lauded for its “visual ambiance, dialogue, character depth and accurate depictions of American society of the 1960s and 70s.”
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