The United Kingdom gets season two of Mad Men. Lucky them!

USA Today has an article about season 2, with more juicy Weiner quotes. Reading this interview, some of it echoes Entertainment Weekly so strongly that I suspect Bill Keveney was in the same room for the same interview with EW, but pulled different quotes.

“The world has changed a little bit, but the stories will involve two things: One is that you have to live with the consequences of your actions, and (the other is) people don’t change,” [Weiner] says. Viewers “will be seeing their old friends, but they will have new problems.”


(Tip of the hat for ProgGrrl, who saw it first.) EW.com has a full five pages of Mad Men coverage, including five hot pictures (the cover, a posed backyard shot that I find kind of annoying because it’s so posey, 2 of the ones that we were all scoopy with, and one from the same series, with Betty in that plaid dress, that I hadn’t seen before).

There’s juicy stuff here. Sterling Cooper is working on an airline campaign when a deadly plane crash out of Idlewild (the original name of Kennedy Airport), throws them into a panic. Based on the description, the date appears to be March 1, 1962.

Apparently, we’re not done with the secret identity storyline:

”Here’s the issue: Don Draper’s doing great. Dick Whitman, not so,” Weiner explains. ”And we shouldn’t stop worrying about Don being discovered. His wife doesn’t know. Will she find out? Does it matter? There’s also this whole chunk of his life that we don’t know about.”


Roberta can’t stand it. She wants them all posted.

This one is obviously the same day as the Francine picture (same outfit).

This one also appears to be from the same scene.


Okay, I’m going to just post all of them, I really am, but this one just tickled me pink. I had to do the coy thing and hide it under a Read More link. Just had to.


Than before!

Color me confirmed. It is set for Sunday, July 27th at 10pm eastern.

Sunday, July 20th, is the marathon.

Oh, AMC announced as well. And look! They’ve got a picture up too.

(Thanks, ProgGrrl!)

(Blog note: Roberta and I wrote really similar posts at about the same time last night, so I’m splicing them together. This is our first attempt at a joint post so let’s see how it goes. —Deborah)

The lovely and talented dansj pointed out that IMDb has some Season 2 episode cast up. Not surprising, as actors often enter that info themselves nowadays. On the other hand, let’s remind everyone again, that IMDb is not totally dependable, because anyone can contribute.

Keep in mind when perusing the pages that the main cast is on the main Mad Men page, episode pages only show guests, infrequently recurring cast, as well as writers, directors, and crew. (more…)

Of course, it’s IMDb, it’s all anonymous and uncheckable, but the Mad Men message board has this up, and there’s not actually a good reason to lie. The poster claims it is from an email from AMC. My source at AMC refuses to divulge, so either this is false, or it’s some AMC flunky who actually didn’t know any better than to leak, because I can’t imagine a controlled leak goes to an IMDb message board.

“Mad Men” will return for another season, beginning
Sun., July 27, 2008 at 10 pm (schedule subject to change). As with the
first season, Season 2 will include 13 original episodes.

And in case you missed it, we will feature a marathon of all of Season
1 episodes on Sun., July 20 (subject to change), beginning at 12 pm.
Every episode will air, back-to-back, through 1 am.

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