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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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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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Longer Mad Men Episodes Arrive in August

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, News,

Mad Men

, the series about a fictional advertising agency, will have its share of commercials next season. This will mean extra work for our DVRs.

To accommodate an increase of ads while maintaining the same amount of drama, episodes will run longer than before. The AMC program will now overlap slightly into the 11:00 hour.

“The two minutes is troubling and I’m fighting it,” creator Matthew Weiner wrote in an online chat. “I am obviously a huge advocate of advertising and I love the ‘madvertising,’ but I am fighting the urge to change the show at this time, especially when the financials are meager and the urge to TiVo will just be further encouraged. If you oppose it, I see no reason not to let them know. I will make the best show I can, no matter what, rest assured.”

Season 3 is set to premiere on Sunday, August 16 @ 10pm. A marathon of Season 2 episodes will precede that debut on Monday, August 10.

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The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards

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Even though the previous television season was marred by the annoying writers’ strike, I find myself really excited for the . Not only will this ceremony give us a chance to start anew, it’ll be the academy’s chance to celebrate what’s new.

Tonight, two basic cable shows (Damages, Mad Men) will get a chance to win for Outstanding Drama Series. (That would be an Emmy first.) Meanwhile, nominees in several categories will have an opportunity to compete in a Sopranos-less environment. An added bonus? A new category. This year, reality show hosts will finally be acknowledged for their programming contributions as well.

So who won? Who lost? Who ran up and grabbed the award even though they didn’t win? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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