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Mad Men Stars Finalize Two-Year Contracts

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Three Mad Men stars -- January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, and Vincent Kartheiser -- are in final talks to ink their two-year contracts, which secures their roles for the last two seasons of the award-winning series.

While Jones had fewer screen time in season five due to her pregnancy, Moss' character Peggy Olson was largely absent from the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offices, leaving fans to question where her storyline will go next if Moss remains for another two seasons. Series creator Matthew Weiner shed some light on Peggy's arc (spoilers after the jump):

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Mad Men and American Horror Story Up For 17 Emmys

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Mad Men and American Horror Story lead the nominations at this year's Emmy Awards with 17 each.

The advertising drama is hoping to gain its fifth Best Drama win, which would make it the only series ever to have won the accolade that many times. At present it is level on four victories with Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and The West Wing. Other nominees in the same category are Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, British Drama Downton Abbey and newcomer Homeland. Downton Abbey - which was awarded Best Miniseries in 2011, but has switched categories for 2012 - picked up 16 nominations.

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Elisabeth Moss Loves ‘Complicated’ Character

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Features,

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy OlsonElisabeth Moss was attracted to Mad Men because of her character's "delicious complications."

The 29-year-old actress - who plays secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson in the TV series - took on the role because she relished the opportunity to play a quiet, "naïve" secretary who sleeps her way to the top.

"I loved the fact that she was this really naive, inexperienced, wide-eyed woman - she didn't even know how to use a typewriter - and then, at the end of the pilot, she sleeps with one of her bosses."

Peggy has risen up through the ranks at the fictional 1960s Sterling Cooper advertising agency eventually progressing to effectively be main character Don Draper's [Jon Hamm] second-in-command in the creative department, but Elisabeth doesn't believe her alter-ego is out to clinch the creative director's job: "She's moving up and they're passing each other on the way. I have no idea but I don't think she wants [the job]. I think she wants her own job, her own life, her own power."

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

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The Golden Globe contenders for the 2010-11 season were officially announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills by Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood.

Last year's Best Comedy Series winner, Glee, lead all television programs with a total of five nominations. Five series -- 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men -- tied for second place with three nods each.

Here are some of the notable omissions/inclusions from this year's list of nominees:

  • The Good Wife was the only non-cable series to be recognized for Best Drama.
  • The Walking Dead replaced that other horror series (True Blood), giving AMC two nominations in the Drama category.
  • The limitations of the Best Supporting Actor category meant only two acting noms for the cast of Modern Family.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt has found herself pitted against Claire Danes ... and Dame Judi Dench.

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)

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2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations



The road to the officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.

Although - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock did

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lead the comedies. did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.

The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.

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VIDEO: Mad Men Cast Sings to Bye Bye Birdie

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Gossip, Video,


If you’re having a hard time waiting for Season 4 of to begin, check this clip out.

During the wrap party for Season 3, members of the cast and crew teamed up to perform “Bye Bye Birdie,” the Ann-Margret song and video that was central to the “Love Among the Ruins” episode last August. January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Michael Gladis, Elisabeth Moss and are just a few of the actors who participate in the video for creator Matthew Weiner.

After the jump, you can see both the original version from Ann-Margret and the Patio Cola commercial created on the AMC drama.

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TV on DVD: March 23, 2010

Mad Men Season 3 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 7th Heaven (Season 10)
  • Case Closed (Seasons 3-5)
  • Father Knows Best (Season 4)
  • The Judy Garland Show (Season 3)
  • The Lair (Season 3)
  • Life with Derek (Season 3)
  • Mad Men (Season 3)
  • The Prisoner (Miniseries)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Season 6)
  • Trinity Blood (Complete Series)  **Blu-ray**

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Casting Corner: Mercy, Modern Family and More

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, ABC, CBS, NBC,

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

NCIS: Los Angeles: The new is going to get a little taste of the old when NCIS vet Pauley Perrette makes a special trip. According to Entertainment Weekly, Abby’s crossover to the LA division will involve a kidnapping…hers. Expect high drama - and more high ratings for CBS - on November 24.

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2009 Primetime Emmy Nominations

2009 Emmy nominations

Bright and early this morning, Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Just like last year, we saw many first-timers named and a long list of cable acknowledgements (for both pay and basic channels). Thanks to expanded categories, we also saw a number of surprises (Flight of the Conchords, ) and overdue nominations (How I Met Your Mother, Big Love).

For the second year in a row, , with its 16 nominations, topped all drama programs. Meanwhile, 30 Rock broke comedy records with a whopping 22 noms. Overall, HBO was the most-nominated network with 99 mentions while NBC - yes, NBC - came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 20 on CBS.

 

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TV on DVD: July 14, 2009

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Horror, ABC, Cable, HBO, MTV, NBC, TNT-HD, ER, DVD,

Mad Men Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Collection 4)
  • Bewitched (Season 8)
  • The Color of Magic
  • ER (Season 11)
  • Grey Gardens
  • Ironside (Best Of) (Season 1)
  • Joe Schmo 2 (Season 2)
  • Leverage (Season 1)
  • Mad Men (Season 2)
  • Peyton Place (Part 2)
  • Shark Week: The Great Bites Collection

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