Ace Atkins

New York Times Best Selling Author

Mad Men Will Return — Just Not This Summer

For the last four years, one of the highlights of summer was pouring a tall beverage and watching Mad Men every week. Since it’s one of my all-time favorite shows, I was pretty bummed to learn Season 5 would not be on in 2011. But some good news on this front, I hear — after a lot of contract negotiations with AMC — Mad Men will return.
As a side note, two years ago I was able to get into the lobby of Sterling-Cooper while visiting a buddy on a nearby set in Los Angeles. You notice I mention the Sterling-Cooper lobby. We tried to break into the office set but it was closed for the summer.
Good things come to those who wait. Check out the article below from TV Line about Jon Hamm directing the first episode of Season 5:
Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm just got the kind of promotion that I dare say would impress even Don Draper: The actor will step behind the camera to direct the Emmy winning drama’s fifth season premiere. “The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen,” Hamm tells TVLine. “It’s a very exciting challenge that I’m looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement.” MORE

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