Tuesday, January 13, 2015

'Mad Men' Final 7 Episodes Begin Airing April 5

Jon Hamm stars as Don Draper in Mad Men.
AMC drama Mad Men kicks off its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Created by Emmy Award winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, Mad Mens' highly anticipated series conclusion will, for the last time, follow the complex lives of Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Betty and Pete, and their families, colleagues, rivals and love interests, as their stories come to an end.

“What an incredible journey this has been. I take great pride in what the entire 'Mad Men’ team was able to create episode after episode, season after season,” said Weiner. “We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us.”

Mad Men is the show that put AMC on the map. Period. It is impossible to overstate the impact it has had on AMC, and I would argue, this era of television,” said Charlie Collier, AMC President. “We are honored to forever be the birthplace and home of this iconic series and we can’t wait to share its artful conclusion with the fans. From the first shot, Matthew, his cast and crew handcrafted something truly distinctive for the screen, the very definition of premium television on basic cable. We will miss the remarkable people, the consistently exquisite program, and of course, the free scotch and cigarettes in our vending machines.”

Mad Men surpasses our highest expectations year after year and these final episodes are no exception as the fates of its characters are ultimately revealed,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. “Thanks to the genius of Matthew and all the extraordinary artists on both sides of the camera, the series has raised the standard by which all dramatic television is judged. It’s had a profound impact on popular culture, as well as the evolution of Lionsgate’s television business, and is an incredible gift to all of us.”

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Actor - Television Series Drama, Jon Hamm leads an Unforgettable ensemble cast, including January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Christopher Stanley, Jessica Paré, Jay R. Ferguson, Kevin Rahm, Kiernan Shipka and Mason Vale Cotton.

Mad Men has earned seven Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, leading to four wins; three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; three Producers Guild Awards; four Writers Guild Awards; two BAFTA Awards; five Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year; and for seven consecutive years has been named one of AFI’s Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs.

Mad Men is produced by Lionsgate, in association with AMC. Joining Weiner are executive producers Scott Hornbacher and Janet Leahy; co-executive producer Semi Chellas; supervising producer Erin Levy; producers Jon Hamm, Blake McCormick and Tom Smuts; consulting producers Lisa Albert and Robert Towne; and co-producers Josh Weltman, Bob Levinson and Marcy Patterson. Chris Manley, ASC is director of photography. Emmy Award winner Dan Bishop is production designer and Emmy Award winner Janie Bryant is costume designer. Christopher Gay, Tom Wilson and Chris Figler are editors.

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