Matthew Weiner talks to the New York Times about preparations for a new year of Mad Men, the differences between his film and television experiences and how he is thinking about the end of the 1960s.
Mr. Weiner has brought on Oscar best picture winner Argo‘s campaign consultant Michele Robertson for the 2013 Emmys race.
AMC has your officially approved pics of the Season 6 premiere.
Dyna Moe has her illustrations of Season 5.
BTW, you could spend this weekend watching Season 5 on Netflix.
Grantland celebrates Matt Weiner’s obsession with secrecy. Plus this from author Andy Greenwald:
“I had an experience” is how a certain character may or may not put it on Sunday night, and it perfectly captures the unfettered, pure id weirdness that has overtaken Mad Men. Everything that occurs in the premiere feels at once natural and unexpected, hilarious and haunting.
Alan Sepinwall has a Lipp-approved, spoiler-free review of “The Doorway.”
Lace Jacob does his no-spoiler thing at the Daily Beast. (via Mad Chick.)
Maureen Ryan reveals the list of Things That Shall Not Be Named.
Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Jessica Pare, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, and Kiernan Shipka offer USA Today cryptic comments about their characters in Season 6.
Elisabeth Moss talks to the HuffPost about what she thinks Peggy has learned from Don, whether she can maintain a relationship with Abe despite their ideological differences, and how big a role gender politics will continue to play in her storyline. Ms. Moss also talks to AdWeek about her media consumption habits.
Also, Elisabeth Moss in GQ. Oh my.
Jessica Pare talks to HitFix about Megan’s acting ability, her ability to look past Don’s darkness and Pare’s own desire not to pre-learn plotpoints. And she talked a lot about what she couldn’t talk about.
Christina Hendricks talks to Zap2It about things she couldn’t talk about — and couldn’t know about… and a bit about Season 6 fashion.
John Slattery talks to HitFix about Roger’s long, strange trip, and directing.
Vincent Karthesier talks to Rolling Stone about Pete Campbell, cribbage, and his Volkswagen.
Ben Feldman stops by HuffPost Live to talk Ginsberg.
Colin Hanks is going to be a father again. See what I did there?
Brian Sanders, who illustrated the key art for Mad Men Season 6, talks to AMC about the creative process for the artwork and how Mad Men nearly convinced him to start smoking.
The NYT’s Alessandra Stanley considers the Sane Women behind the Mad Men.
Slate asks: Will Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce lease more office space? [Technically, the answer is almost certainly not; Lane’s death probably takes his name off the door. -K]
Slate’s Hanna Rosin offers Season 6 speculation.
BuzzFeed asks, “Who Would You Rather Be Friends With In High School: January Jones Or Christina Hendricks?”
Smitty (Patrick Cavanaugh) and Kitty (Sarah Drew) turned up on Grey’s Anatomy. (via Mad Chick)
The New York Daily News notes MM is likely moving into more treacherous fashion territory.
USA Today looks at the fashion of the fashion of our Mad Women.
See Game of Thrones as other shows, including Mad Men.
The Walking Dead Season 3 finale shattered more ratings records.
Norman Reedus talks to the Wall Street Journal about the TWD season finale, what we can expect in season four, and the Governor who won’t die.
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) does a z’Ombéal skin care ad for BBC AMERICA’s The Nerdist, hosted by The Talking Dead‘s Chris Hardwick.
AMC is changing its logo and tagline.
Television Without Pity asks: What if TV shows killed off their leads?
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