So much for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Fallon!
NBC plans to pull three Mad Men-inspired promos produced by Emmy host Jimmy Fallon until after voting closes on Aug. 17.
The Late Night host unveiled three spoofs of the AMC drama early Thursday in which he steps into the shoes of ad man Don Draper. The videos feature series star and first-time Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks in the actual Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce office as she apprises Fallon of his plans for the day. On the schedule: Meetings, drinks with a client, oh, and this little awards show called the Emmys (to which Fallon chokes on his cigarette smoke).
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However, because there are no plans to give similar treatment to the five other best drama series nominees, the promos will not air online or on TV until after Aug. 17. (Much like the equal time rule in presidential campaign, it's considered unfair to give airtime to one party and not the other).
NBC's retraction was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Mad Men is nominated for 17 Emmys. The 62nd annual prime-time Emmy awards will air live Sunday, Aug. 29 at 8/7c on NBC.