Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mad Men premiere date

Everything's comin' up "Mad Men," folks. Today, AMC announced the following:
  • "Mad Men" season two will debut on Sunday, July 27th, at 10 p.m., the show's new timeslot.
  • "Mad Men" season one will come out on DVD on July 1.
  • "Mad Men" season one, for those of you who don't buy DVDs but do have On Demand, will be available On Demand in both standard and high-def versions starting June 30.
  • "Mad Men" season one, for those of you who don't buy DVDs and don't have On Demand, will be rerun in an all-day marathon starting at noon Eastern on July 20.
Good news, though late July is longer than I want to wait. (I blame the strike.) Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

11 comments:

That First Andrew said...

Hip Hop Hooray!

Any word if it will be jumping two years ahead or not? I saw a quote from Wiener that saud we wouldn't be picking up exactly where we left off, but that could mean a lot of things...

Alan Sepinwall said...

No details in the release about that. That's certainly what I'm most curious about -- and what Matt Weiner seems most determined to remain mum about.

Anonymous said...

Any word on whether Draper's new client is something called the Dharma Initiative?

Adam said...

I have nothing to say about this except for SWEET! I hope this show only gets better.

Tony said...

Cool, I missed Mad Men the first couple times around. Glad they're putting on OnDemand.

Deborah said...

Matt Weiner absolutely said, out of his very own mouth, to me, my sister, Janet Maslin, and 300 other people, that Season 2 starts about 14 months after Season 1.

Nicole Marie said...

Yay! I am both excited (because Mad Men is coming back), and frustrated (not until July 27th?? What am I supposed to drink my cocktails to until then!?) by your post. Thanks for finding out the details.

LA said...

Yessssssssssss!!!!

When will the Mad Men Emmy noms and others be announced?

drake leLane said...

The packaging for the first batch of the DVD's is absolutely stunning -- shaped like a lighter which opens up flares out red DVD's like a flame.

CD soundtrack hits stores a week ahead of the DVD release (June 24th - info here).

james said...

I've been looking forward to this show more than any other this year.

Entertainment Weekly had a great article on it this week. According to Matt W, the show jumps ahead several months, but not several years, like some rumors suggested. I'm glad they decided against it. To me one of the most interesting aspects of the show is how it deals with the potent '50s cultural norms that still exist in the changing landscape. I feel like that would be lost if the show went too deep into the '60s.

drake leLane said...

the show jumps ahead several months, but not several years, like some rumors suggested

Yes and no.

The rumors of a two year difference aren't rumors, but what Weiner himself has said. Since the series ended at Christmas time 1960, it only takes 13 months to get to a 1962 start. Hence, the gap is months (14, as I understand it) not years -- however, there still years between start times (1960 - 1962).

Of course, Draper might've triggered a wormhole and moved the whole agency ahead those 14 months.