Matt Passmore, The Glades
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Matt Roush: Well, thanks for that encouraging feedback. With The Glades, I'll fess up that I haven't seen every episode...
"You can't tell how people are going to behave based on how they have behaved." — Don Draper
Though a number of characters during this hour of Mad Men behave differently than we've seen in the past, Don's sentiment isn't exactly true, no matter how much he wants to believe it. The episode, devoted mostly to Peggy and Pete, shows how much has changed for both of them since they were the pair dealing with awkward sexual tension in the office. Peggy's got a bunch of hip, young friends who smoke pot and refuse to sell their artistic souls to the corporate devil of advertising. Pete is now a partner who isn't afraid to push around his father-in-law, now that Pete has come through by giving Tom a grandchild. But Pete's already been a father, and even though Peggy gave the baby away, it's still there between them. And just as Peggy catches Pete's eye through the glass doors that separate their two current lives at the end of the episode, the two will never be able to truly escape the behaviors of their past...
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Christina Hendricks fans, take heart. Joan is back!
Although the Emmy-nominated standout had a noticeable lack of screen time during Mad Men's third season, Hendricks promises a juicy season ahead for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's fiery office manager. "At the end of Season 3, there's a grand announcement from Joan's husband that he's joined the Army. You will see a continuation of that story and watch that unfold a bit," she tells TVGuide.com.
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Indeed, Sunday's episode finds Joan ...
Ian Somerhalder, Anna Belknap, Anna Torv
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Got any scoop on The Vampire Diaries' new season? — Tara
MICKEY: The presence of werewolves in Bon Temps, er, Mystic Falls makes uncomfortable bedfellows of the brothers Salvatore and Alaric. "What I love about Alaric and Damon is that they are both hopeless romantics blinded by love," Ian Somerhalder tells us. Conveniently, a hottie grad student from Duke will round out their wolf-hunting pack.
Is the CSI: NY season finale cliff-hanger going to get a proper resolution? — Christina
ADAM: You bet. The new season picks up right after the finale's events, and somebody will be carried away in a body bag. Then...
If you're a fan of AMC's Emmy-winning drama Mad Men, you don't need a reason to watch the show's Season 4 premiere Sunday. (It's been circled on our calendar for months!) But since we've been lucky enough to see it, we thought we'd give you extra incentive, in the form of these few mild spoilers...
Mad Men, John Slattery
Nominated again for best supporting actor for Mad Men, John Slattery was already on a high, celebrating his first time directing an episode (the fourth) of Mad Men's new season, which returns July 25. "It was challenging—a bit of an out of body experience to direct myself," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I remember Lizzy Moss [Peggy] laughing in my face and apologizing every time I...
Another week, another Mad Men photo for us to overanalyze.
After releasing a promo poster last week featuring Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in an empty office, AMC has unveiled the Season 4 cast photo that may offer some insight into the new season. (Click here to see a larger version of the photo.)
What does the new Mad Men poster tell us?
Here's what we're thinking:
1. First and foremost ...
Before Mad Men's third season, fans wondered when, as in what year, series creator Matthew Weiner would resume the story.
There was reason for the anticipation: In the Season2 finale, Betty (January Jones) revealed to reformed womanizer Don (Jon Hamm) that she was pregnant, and viewers were curious how that would play out. But more significantly, everyone wondered whether or not Weiner would skip over the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy. After all, Weiner said more than a few times that he didn't think he had anything to add to the historical landmark.
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But Weiner changed his mind. "My attitude about the assassination changed as I got deeper and deeper into the period and after I wrote the first two seasons," he tells TVGuide.com "I thought it was a melodramatic trope the way it had been treated...
John Slattery, Mad Men
Smoke, drink and be merry. That's the motto ad executive Roger Sterling lives by, even after suffering two heart attacks last season on AMC's critical darling Mad Men (Sundays at 10 pm/ET, AMC). We asked for some insight into the character from John Slattery, the Emmy-nominated actor who plays him.
TV Guide: How lucky do you feel to be on this show? John Slattery: It's the best job I've ever had! Every time I read a script, [Roger] always has something to say that I can't wait to do.
TV Guide: Are the glowing reviews at all surprising to you? Slattery: Sometimes you're surprised that other people like what you like — and the fact that everybody seems to think it's even better this season.
TV Guide: What's the secret of Mad Men's success?Slattery: I don't think it's a
Mad Men courtesy AMC
In case you hadnt heard, AMCs Mad Men is not only a hit with the Emmy voters (the most nominated drama this year, with 16) but its a bona fide critics darling, walking away with three Television Critics Association Awards over the weekend at the 24th annual ceremony in Beverly Hills. Mad Men won for new program, outstanding achievement in drama and program of the year, prompting Emmy-nominated co-star John Slattery to quip (during one of the shows several acceptance speeches), How glad I am that the message of smoking, drinking and whoring Mad Men puts across has registered with the TCAs.Jon Hamm, also an Emmy nominee, thanked reality shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love (all three seasons) and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader for pushing the envelope so far that way that there was a place kind of on this side for us to sneak in.HBOs epic John Adams miniseries won two awards, for Paul ...