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This week in TV was as notable for the legends who left us as for what actually happened on TV in the last full week before the May sweeps begin (next Thursday). So let's start there, acknowledging two figures who loomed large in my formative years of being weaned on TV.

It's impossible to imagine TV without Dick Clark, the genial host and canny impresario...

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Mad Men: The Cast Picks Their Own "Zou Bisou Bisou"

Jessica Pare

Mad Men's Season 5 premiere featured one scene everybody's talking about.

Mad Men creator on Season 5 premiere: Megan has power over Don

During a surprise 40th birthday party for Don (Jon Hamm), his new bride Megan (Jessica Pare) treated him to a sultry rendition of "Zou Bisou Bisou." A digital download of Pare's version of the song... read more

Mad Men Creator: Megan Has Power Over Don

Mad Men

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 5 premiere of Mad Men. Read at your own risk.]

 Don Draper is... happy?

Mad Men's long-delayed and much-anticipated fifth season premiere finds Don (Jon Hamm) and Megan (Jessica Pare) still in the honeymoon phase of their recent marriage. Don's apparent happiness has one drawback, however: He seems less concerned with work than ever before.

"Don is seemingly becoming a little bit disengaged at work," Hamm tells TVGuide.com. "What happens when you have it all? What happens when you're satisfied? Maybe you lose some of that fire."

Mad Men Season 5: It's every man for himself

But life with Megan isn't all hearts and flowers. Look no further than Don's humiliation when Megan throws him a surprise 40th birthday party, during which she does a sexy song-and-dance better suited for the bedroom than for cocktail hour. So how does the ballad of Don and Megan go? What's up with Roger and Joan's baby (hello, little Kevin!) and why was Lane so obsessed with a photo of another man's wife? We took our burning questions to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, who also tells us why Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) are the ones to watch... read more

Mad Men Season 5: It's Every Man for Himself

Mad Men

There's really only one thing Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner wants you to know about Season 5: After 17 months, the show finally returns with a two-hour premiere Sunday.

When pressed, however, the notoriously tight-lipped Weiner offered one nugget about the advertising drama's long-awaited fifth season. "The theme is every man for himself," he tells TVGuide.com.

Mad Men Refresher Course: What's up with Don's love life?

That notion should be nothing new to Don Draper (Jon Hamm), a self-made man who fought to transform himself from Midwestern farm boy Dick Whitman into Madison Avenue's biggest fish. But following his sudden, impulsive proposal... read more

Come and Get It! 10 Surprising Things to Know About Mad Men

Jon Hamm

And you thought we weren't going to get any Mad Men dish before the Season 5 premiere.

So what if only some of it pertains to future episodes? You already know that they don't do spoilers. Does that mean you don't you want to know who series boss Matthew Weiner considers to be the healthiest person at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce? Not curious about the real basis for Don's diary last season? And what about Kiernan Shipka's take on whether or not little Sally is doomed with parents like hers? Isn't it just fun to hear Weiner and the cast talk about making the show?

Exactly. To further whet ...
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Mad Men's Cast and Creator Pitch The New Season

Mad Men

It's been so long since Mad Men was on the air that it feels as though the show actually shot in the 1960s. We don't care to dwell on the contract negotiations that delayed it. What's important is that Don, Roger, Peggy, Pete, Joan, Betty, Lane, Sally and the rest of that impeccably groomed, highly dysfunctional crowd are back. With Season 5 premiering in a two-hour episode on March 25, TV Guide Magazine sat down with the cast — and creator Matthew Weiner — in Los Angeles to try to pry some secrets out of them and chat about why the wait was worth it.

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Keck's Exclusives: Mad Men Pranksters

Jon Hamm

It's appropriate that Jon Hamm's directorial debut — the second episode of Mad Men's fifth season — will air on April Fool's Day, as I hear the Mad cast hammed it up at his expense. When Jon instructed Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete, to take three beats before delivering a line, "Vinnie took the... read more

Vincent Kartheiser Gets a Mad Men Promotion

Vincent Kartheiser

"There's only one Don Draper," Vincent Kartheiser says, "and when you work alongside somebody like that, you make your peace with being a beta male." Kartheiser is talking about his Mad Men character, Pete Campbell, the ambitious WASP who has never quite matched the profile of his ad-agency superior, played by Jon Hamm. But that dynamic might shift... read more

7 Reasons We're Excited for Mad Men's Return

Mad Men

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... read more

What Does Mad Men's Season 4 Cast Photo Reveal?

Mad Men

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 ...
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