Watch With Kristin has juicy juice.

First of all, there’s a picture of Christine Hendricks I just can’t decide about. Is that from the lipstick focus group in Babylon, or is that a haircut or new do from Season 2?

But this is my favorite part:

For when you launch that Mad Men Wiki, please note that according to Weiner, the characters’ ages circa season one are as follows: Don is “mid-30s,” Betty is 28, Peggy is 20, Joan is “older than Peggy” and Vincent Kartheiser’s diabolical yet darling Pete is 26.

Because Roberta and I work so hard to figure out the back story, so this is going to be really helpful.

Kristin begs, to no avail:

AMC Update: Mad Men is due back in July, but no matter how much I beg, AMC won’t release an exact date. Breaking Bad has been renewed, and if I had to guess, I’d say it will premiere in January 2009.

Hat tip to our own Hullabaloo, who pointed out an EOnline scoop that we can all get excited about. Watch With Kristen says:

Sexy Joan has an honest-to-goodness boyfriend this season. As for the launch date of season two, we only know it’s sometime in July 2008. However, I can tell you that, just as the story of season one ended on a holiday (Thanksgiving), season two begins on another nonreligious holiday. Guesses?

First guess is Dan’s, who thinks it must be Valentine’s Day, and damn, I gotta say, it’s the perfect answer. Matthew Weiner said February or March, and in the realm of non-religious holidays that leaves Valentine’s Day, President’s Day (yawn), and Mardi Gras (which is religious but not really celebrated that way). Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to give us an update on everyone’s relationship status. Like, Don and Betty, Francine and Carlton, Peggy and Junior, Pete and Trudy, Roger and Mona, Margaret and Wristcutters Anonymous, Carol and Salvatore.

EOnline’s Watch With Kristin has an interview and video up all about Mad Men (which I totally stole from Rich Sommer).

The video is a lot of fun joking around with Jon Hamm and Rich Sommer and everyone else, and the entire Matt Weiner segment is transcribed.

E: Second season—what can you tell me?
Matt Weiner: Nothing.

E: Do you have it totally mapped out at this point?
MW: Pretty much mapped out, you know, we’re starting to write them. I have it pretty much mapped out. We have a plan that we try not to deviate from. Of course, things come up, and you hire an actor for a tiny part and they’re amazing, and you start developing them into it. Certainly Rich Sommer, and Aaron Staton, and Michael Gladis, they were like the Greek chorus, and then once I started working with them I’m like, “These guys, they have to be a big part of the show.” So things like that are an amazing experience. All I can tell you is that it will continue. Just from working on The Sopranos, I think the less people know the better. I love for people to come in and say, “I have no idea what’s going to happen.”

E: Do you know at this point when the second season might start?
MW: When it will go on the air? No, I don’t. I assume it’s going to be before the end of the summer. That’s what our plan is, but we don’t have a date. We don’t know those things. Whenever they want to put it on, I’m ready for it. We’re just going to start shooting very soon—we’ve been writing, and it’s been great to get back into it.

There’s also a poll asking people what they think will happen to Peggy’s baby. More than half think she’ll give it up for adoption, but I don’t think so.

This is a live screen-shot of E Online‘s liveblogging of the Golden Globes.

Never Seen It

More than 79% of respondents have never seen Mad Men.

Now’s a good time.

EOnline’s “Watch With Kristen” has high praise for MM:

If you haven’t seen Mad Men yet, you’re missing out, because it’s one of the wittiest and most interesting shows to grace TV in a long time. Think Deadwood but with better outfits and much better manners.

In addition, there are interview snippets with Matt Weiner and most of the stars. From Jon Hamm, we learn:

“Don’s journey is trying to figure out where he is in his job and in his relationships, and where he is in the the history of the U.S. I wish there was one answer, and I think we’ve seen with the several women in his life that he’s trying to cover something different with each one. He’s maybe looking for one that covers all the bases, and maybe he hasn’t found it yet.”

Read the whole thing.