Vincent Kartheiser, Mad Men
One question has been asked more than any other on this season of Mad Men: Who is Bob Benson?
As soon as the talkative, eager-to-please Bob (James Wolk) turned up with two cups of coffee in his hands in the Season 6 premiere, fans began speculating about his importance. Was he a government agent infiltrating the firm? Was he the long-lost son of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) from his days in the whorehouse? Or was he the time-traveling spawn of Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) who had come back to 1968 to work alongside his parents?
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As silly as some of the theories became, Pete Campbell was, in fact, a bit of a lynchpin...
Kelly Macdonald, Steve Buscemi
HBO has announced premiere dates for Boardwalk Empire and Eastbound & Down, the latter of which will end after its upcoming fourth season.
Zach Galifianakis returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time, providing one of the most consistently hilarious shows of the season. Also stopping by the set were Galfianakis' Hangover III co-stars Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms, Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and SNL favorite Jon Hamm. Here are some of the highlights:
Elmo, Jon Hamm
There wasn't much to smile about this week in the wake of the deadly explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. Our favorite videos of the week include Stephen Colbert's monologue dedicated to the victims of the bombings. And thanks to our partners at Tubefilter, we're also bringing you first looks at the new seasons of online series Burning Love and Little Women, Big Cars. Check out those clips and more in this week's roundup of Top Videos.
There's more tearful soul-searching than singing in Fox's Glee (Thursday, 8/7c) as the show tackles an issue that couldn't be more timely and topical, on Capitol Hill and in any community that worries about its children's safety in the wake of recent (and not-so-recent) tragedies. The episode is titled "Shooting Star," which should give you an indication of just what triggers such intense emotional anxiety in the halls of McKinley High. Some would argue that the way the story ultimately plays out trivializes the issue, and maybe they're right, but as unpleasant realities seep into what is usually a musical-comedy fantasy, the glee club won't be the only ones left shaken and perhaps even a little more awakened.
Did you miss the Season 6 premiere of Mad Men Sunday night? Not to worry — you can watch the entire two-hour debut for free on AMC's website.
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 6 premiere of Mad Men. Read at your own risk.]
As the old adage goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Mad Men's fifth season ended with a disillusioned Don Draper (Jon Hamm) sitting on a barstool pondering both his future with Megan (Jessica Paré) and his answer to an attractive young woman's question: "Are you alone?" And although Season 6 of the AMC drama picked up the action ...
Jessica Paré and Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Grab your fedora and pour yourself an Old Fashioned — Mad Men is back.
After weeks of speculation over the meaning of teaser trailers and (possibly) Easter egg-filled posters, the AMC drama launches its sixth — and likely penultimate — season with a two-hour premiere (Sunday, 9/8c). Season 5 ended with Don (Jon Hamm) giving in to the acting desires of his new bride Megan (Jessica Paré) and helping her get a part in one of the agency's commercials. As Don literally and figuratively left Megan behind at the soundstage to seek solace in a whiskey glass, he was approached by a woman at the bar who asked, "Are you alone?"
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While we've pondered Don's response to that query in the intervening months, we've also crafted a few more burning questions about what might be ahead for the men and women of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (and Peggy!) this season. After the jump, creator Matthew Weiner and the cast give us their best answers...
It's only natural for AMC's Mad Men to be consumed with thoughts of mortality as it heads further into the turbulent late '60s in its sixth and reportedly next-to-last season of existence. A year ago, the central set piece in the premiere was a surprise birthday party. This time, it's a similarly eventful wake. And that's not the only way in which Sunday's two-hour opener (9/8c), written by series creator Matthew Weiner, drives the death-comes-to-us-all theme home with such sledgehammer relentlessness and obviousness that for the first time, I began to think maybe it is time for this beautifully crafted series to start thinking about giving up the ghost. There's no denying the importance of a show that manages to win four well-deserved best-drama Emmys in its first four times at bat — I didn't hesitate to include Mad Men among the Top 10 in a recent "60 Greatest Dramas of All Time" package in TV Guide Magazine. But does it have to be this self-important?
Jon Hamm has a message for all the people talking about his crotch: It's rude!
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the Mad Men star responds to the paparazzi shots (or PhotoShops) pointing out his nether regions. Just last week, it was reported that a show staffer had to tell him to wear underwear due to the tight nature of the '60s-era wardrobe.
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