Matthew Weiner talked to Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. He’s writing Episode 712! (h/t nancy) Matt also hit the National Cable & Telecommunications Association Cable Show to talk about The Sopranos.
Jared Harris returns to Mad Men; he’s directing Episode 711. (via Maryann)
Vincent Kartheiser talks to AMC about Pete Campbell’s L.A. experience.
Jon Hamm is the Men’s Fitness cover story. Also the cover of Vanity Fair. He’s also on Grantland, and ESPN: The Magazine. [Although the Mad Menniest chunk is cued up at Grantland, Jon’s fun for the whole show. -K]
Harry Hamlin talks to AMC about the mischievous side of his character and his favorite Jim Cutler quote.
Freddy Rumson is cast as Don and Peggy by Vulture.
Kiernan Shipka is Glamour magazine’s current style icon.
Rich Sommer and Ben Feldman talk to Vulture about waiting to see whether their post-Mad Men pilots get picked up
Josh McDermott, normally found on The Walking Dead, talks about walking on to Mad Men.
Christian Serratos (Rosita) talks to AMC about why she’s drawn to scary shows and a learning experience she had on set with TWD.
The Walking Dead raked in record audiences in Europe.
Refinery 29 has a piece on Don Draper and Bill W. (via Peggy Oh!)
SPIN has the Mad Men tracking shot supercut.
Adult Swim has Don Draper’s Greatest Presentation. (via Polly Draper)
HitFix highlights an epic rap battle between The Walking Dead‘s Sheriff Rick and Breaking Bad‘s Walter White.
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