Mad Men always maintained an odd relationship with history, incorporating major ‘60s events, but keep Sterling-Cooper and Don Draper’s work somewhat obscure in the advertising world. No longer, it seems, as Heinz has officially adopted an abandoned ketchup pitch from Mad Men Season 6 for use in the real world.
In the aftermath of Mad Men, creator Matt Weiner essentially held carte blanche for any TV return. Amazon managed to scoop him up for a global anthology series; kept a mystery at the time, but now revealed as an episodic exploration of The Romanoffs, a lost royal Russian family.
Whether or not Don Draper’s peace proved everlasting, Mad Men star Jon Hamm is getting another shot at the role … sort of. The first clips of a new SpongeBob Squarepants special go full Sterling-Cooper with Hamm voicing “Don Grouper,” an underwater ad man.
We’ve had a year and a half to let Mad Men’s contemplative, even historical ending sink in. Don Draper found at least some measure of peace, and almost immediately returned to work to channel that into a soda commercial. Don’t expect that leopard to have changed his spots, however, as even Jon Hamm thinks whatever enlightenment Don found wouldn’t have lasted.
The world was essentially Matt Weiner‘’s oyster after the successful completion of AMC’s Mad Men, and no one necessarily expected a TV return so soon. After the odd job of directing Orange Is the New Black, Weiner now has in mind to direct an anthology series for Amazon, scoring a Don Draper-esque payday in the process.
FOX and Will Forte’s Last Man on Earth most always keeps its pop-culture references on the surface, save for anyone noticing Betty Draper in their midsts. Last year paid what seemed to be a quick homage to January Jones’ Mad Men past, but Sunday’s Season 3 premiere saw Betty finally get even with an awesome cameo.
Netflix scheduling and secrecy the way they are, we haven’t heard very much from Orange is the New Black Season 4, but pour some scotch: lockdown may be over. Season 4 of Netflix’s prison dramedy (depending which award you want) has hired Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to direct an upcoming episode.
There’s an occasional TV phenomenon where one child of a main character’s family ends up assuming a profound role in the narrative, leaving the others to barely register. We saw it on Homeland with Dana Brody and Chris (who?), and most notably with Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka, who now recalls the eight different actors who played Sally’s brother Bobby over the years.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve watched each and every episode of AMC’s Mad Men with a nagging suspicion: Wouldn’t Jon Hamm’s Don Draper be better served as an animated underwater ad man on SpongeBob Squarepants? Wonder no longer, friends. Nickelodeon has answered the call.
The 2015 Emmy Awards have reached their biggest award of the night, and only one can win the statue. Game of Thrones has officially taken home the statue for Outstanding Drama Series, and very surprisingly so.