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Change on the Way for Mad Men... Sort of

Based on a few quotes and spoilers - and especially this poster - it's clear that Don Draper and company will have a fresh start when season four of Mad Men premieres on July 25. New series regular Jared Harris (Lane Pryce) echoes that sentiment, telling TV Guide this week: "It's almost like this first episode is a new pilot. [Creator Matthew Weiner] gets to chuck all the cards up in the air and rearrange them in any way he wants again." Those cards will definitely include the progress of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce; Betty's relationship with her new man; and Pete and Peggy's working relationship. To Read More Click Here .

Mad Men Exclusive: Creator and Stars Dissect Season 4's Fresh Start

It's no accident that Mad Men's Season 4 promo poster seems to promise a fresh start for Don Draper & Co. "It's almost like this first episode is a new pilot," new series regular Jared Harris says of the Season 4 premiere in the exclusive video below. "[Creator Matthew Weiner] gets to chuck all the cards up in the air and rearrange them in any way he wants again." Some of those cards will no doubt focus on how Don (Jon Hamm) is adjusting to being newly single while launching his own ad agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. But what about Betty (January Jones) and her new politico boyfriend? And what will happen now that Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) are working more closely? To Read More Click Here .

What Does the New Mad Men Poster Tell Us About Season 4?

The Season 4 premiere of Mad Men is still a month away, but at least the show's brand-new promo poster gives us a bit to obsess over while we wait. The image features Don Draper (Jon Hamm), cigarette in hand, of course, staring out the window of an office that appears to be empty, save for a telephone. Last year's poster, which featured Don's office flooded with water, brilliantly foreshadowed what we later saw in Season 3: Don deep in work drama and the sea of lies he created at home. To Read More Click Here .

First Look: 'Mad Men' season 4 poster!

The message being conveyed by Mad Men's season 4 key art is clear: Don Draper is starting over. Of course, nice as the exclusive first look above is, we didn't really need a poster to tell us that. Last season ended with the ad man experiencing a major tectonic shift in both his personal and professional lives. Not only did he bolt Sterling Cooper to form his own upstart, he agreed to give Betty a divorce. As exec producer Matthew Weiner recently told Entertainment Weekly, the new season - beginning July 25 - will find Don & Co. contemplating, Who am I? It's about stripping away the things these people think define them, explained Weiner. Once they're taken away, they just may have to look at who they really are. What do you think of the poster? Did anyone else pick up on the exhibitionist subtext? More or less compelling than last season's image of Don sitting in an office filled with water? Source Here

Promos - Mad Men Season 4

Season four of Mad Men will premiere on July 25 and we have three promos for you below. AMC has also released a summary of season 3, which we have for you below, in case you need to catch up. It's early 1963. Lane Pryce, the financial officer installed by Sterling Cooper's British parent Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe, demoralizes the staff with mass layoffs and pits Ken and Pete against each other as co-heads of account services. Calling Don Draper "the face of our business," Lane sends him and Sal to Baltimore to mollify client London Fog. There, Don witnesses Sal in a compromising situation with a male bellhop. To Read More Click Here .

Mad Men's January Jones in Four-Car Crash

January Jones was involved in a four-car collision, but was unhurt, police said. The Mad Men star crashed into three parked cars in Los Angeles Thursday night while being followed by photographers, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement to "She walked away from photographers to call 911 and returned to the scene," the statement said. "There was no hit and run. Exchange of information only." Jones, 32, was not cited or arrested, and there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs. Jones' rep was not immediately available for comment. Source Here

Mad Men Creator Teases Season 4 & Series Finale

Don Draper may not have kept all his deep, dark secrets under wraps, but his creator, Mad Men executive producer Matthew Weiner, is the master of keeping his cards as close to the vest as possible. As the fourth season of AMC 's 60s-era sensation approaches, Weiner isn't about to break his rules about revealing any of the series' simmering plotlines, but he did give TV Guide Magazine a slight tease, a glimpse into the methods behind his Mad-ness and his thoughts on the show's ultimate endpoint. To Read More Click Here .

'Modern Family,' 'The Pacific,' 'Glee': One critic's TCA Awards picks

The first round of balloting for the 2010 Television Critics Association Awards ended Wednesday (June 2). The group's members -- myself included -- picked nominees for best comedy and drama, best new show, individual comedy and drama awards and more. Below are my picks, and why I chose what I chose. We were only allowed to make two choices in each category, although there will be five nominees when all the ballots are counted. So I've also included a couple other choices for each category that I either hope or expect to be nominated. Program of the year: "The Pacific" and "Modern Family" "The Pacific" was just a magnificent achievement all around -- viscerally thrilling and unexpectedly moving in telling the story of the Pacific theater of World War II. And in a year that brought forth a mini-renaissance in network comedy, "Modern Family" was excellent from the start and stayed that way. Others: "Glee" should be in the mix too -- critics loved it almost as much as the most ardent Gleeks -- and I'd expect the final season of "Lost" to go in as well. Outstanding drama series: "Lost" and "Mad Men" It was at times maddening (did we really need "Across the Sea" just two weeks before the finale?), but the final season of "Lost" was, for me, ultimately really satisfying. And the third season of "Mad Men" was, as usual, brilliant -- though I'd be mildly surprised if it wins again. Others: "Breaking Bad" and "Sons of Anarchy" have numerous fans in the critical community, and so does "The Good Wife." But there's a ton of good drama on TV right now, and this field is wide open. Outstanding comedy series: "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation" "Parks and Rec" made a huge leap forward in its second season and is currently one of the two or three funniest shows on TV. "Modern Family" is another. Others: In an excellent year for comedy, usual suspects "30 Rock" and "The Office" could be shut out for the first time in a while. Likely contenders are "Glee," "The Big Bang Theory," "Community" and either one of Showtime's pair of "United States of Tara" and "Nurse Jackie" to round out the field. Individual achievement in drama: January Jones ("Mad Men") and Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") The 2009-10 season featured a host of great female performances, but the work of these two actresses has stuck with me for months now. Others: Julianna Margulies is a likely nominee for "The Good Wife." Terry O'Quinn and/or Michael Emerson could get nods for "Lost," and past winner Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" could be challenged by his co-star Aaron Paul. Individual achievement in comedy: Jane Lynch ("Glee") and Danny Pudi ("Community") They're two of the breakout stars of this season -- and they both managed to humanize characters who could have easily become one-note joke delivery systems. Others: In a perfect world, this field would also include Rico Rodriguez of "Modern Family," the funniest kid in primetime right now, and any of the dudes from "Cougar Town." But Rico's "Modern Family" cousin-by-marriage Ty Burrell is probably a safer bet, along with last year's winner, Jim Parsons. Outstanding new series: "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" Simply: They're the two new shows I most looked forward to watching each week. Others: "Glee" is a no-brainer here, along with "The Good Wife." I'm probably in the minority on "Cougar Town," in which case I'd like to see FX's "Justified" and HBO's "Treme" get spots. More @ Zap2it

We Talk to Mad Men Star Rich Sommer

Mad Men fans are already familiar with Rich Sommer. The actor plays Harry Crane on that AMC hit. But Burn Notice viewers will also meet Sommer this week, as he guest stars on the fourth season premiere of that USA smash. Late last week, we spoke to Sommer, who called the TV Fanatic offices and shed light on both shows, along with his burgeoning career. Excerpts are below and we thank the actor for his time... To Read More Click Here .

Fan-Made MAD MEN Season 4 Promo

Using the magic of kinetic typography, a fan of Mad Men has created a promo for the show’s fourth season using a Don Draper monologue about lipstick from the first season. So if you’re worried about spoilers, no need. It’s a neat little video, but I don’t think Mad Men fans can be more excited for the fourth season than they already are now. To Read More Click Here .