Mad Men

Sunday, July 20

Roger joins Don for an evening of dinner and drinking, during which Roger’s behavior leads to a rift in their friendship. Though Don accepts his apology, there are further consequences for Roger. Pete faces trouble at home as he continues to struggle with the demands of his new marriage.

Sunday, July 27

Don is tormented as pieces of his secretive past begin to haunt him. Peggy’s new success at work and resulting boost in confidence threatens her office relationship. Salvatore (Bryan Batt, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) gets a little too close with a client.

Sunday, June 8

Set in 1960 New York City, in an unexpected new world the Golden Globe winning Mad Men features the high-powered and glamorous “Golden Age” of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what you expect it to be. The drama unfolds around Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man in the business. As he calls the shots in the boardroom, and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.

Sunday, June 15

Don continues to conceal his increasingly complicated personal life, even in the face of Roger’s invitation to open up. Meanwhile, Peggy pines for the absent Pete – still on his honeymoon – while fending off the advances of several of the men of Sterling Cooper.

Sunday, June 22

Pete returns from his honeymoon, excited about his new marriage, but conflicted about his past encounter with Peggy. After his business relationship with Rachel takes an unforeseen turn, Don attends a party which further illuminates his increasing dissatisfaction with his present life.

Sunday, June 29

Pete’s professional and personal lives become more complicated as he struggles to assert power in both. While facing pressure from his wife regarding a new apartment, he further alienates Don and endangers his own position at Sterling Cooper.

CTV Goes Mad for Mad Men

— CTV acquires Seasons 1 & 2 of Golden Globe/SAG nominated series —
– -CTV becomes first conventional broadcaster in the world to air critical favourite —

— Golden Globe nominee Jon Hamm leads cast featuring John Slattery and Robert Morse —

CTV announced today that it has acquired the conventional and specialty channel broadcast rights to the television series that the New York Times says “breaks new ground” and the Wall Street Journal says is “one of the best-written, all around sparkling works to come along in many a season.” Mad Men – recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series and frequently mentioned on 2007 year-end Top 10 lists –will make its worldwide conventional network debut on CTV in Canada. Created by Emmy Award winning The Sopranos writer and producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men joins a mid-season schedule on CTV already brimming with the premieres of 16 new shows and over 200 hours of fresh, new programming. Scheduling details for Mad Men will be announced soon.

CTV has acquired Seasons 1 and 2 of the 13-episode, one-hour series and becomes the first conventional network in the world to broadcast the series following its debut in July of 2007 on American cable network AMC. CTV has also acquired Broadband and VOD rights for Season 2, which has yet to be produced or broadcast.

“It’s fitting that this acquisition comes just days after CTV broadcast the series finale of The Sopranos, which we first brought to conventional television in 2000,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “With creator Matt Weiner, there’s a real pedigree evident in Mad Men that originates directly from The Sopranos. Weiner’s years on The Sopranos has manifested in the experience he brings to this next, great, big buzz show.”

Set in 1960 on New York City’s Madison Avenue, Mad Men is a daring new series about the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Big Apple advertising. The series depicts the sexual exploits and social mores of this most innovative yet ruthless profession, while taking an unflinching look at the ad-men who shaped the hopes and dreams of Americans on a daily basis.

Mad Men has already been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, for “Best Series, Drama” and for “Best Actor in a TV Drama” (Jon Hamm). Hamm was also recently nominated for a SAG Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role” while the entire cast was nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.”

Mad Men has taken the critics by storm, landing on dozens of Top 10 lists including those from the American Film Institute and Entertainment Weekly. The Toronto Star named it the #1 TV series of the year and The Globe and Mail noted it was the “great and pleasant surprise of the year.”

Additional praise:

“Mad Men is…must-see TV…Television’s best new drama….Mad Men is out of this world…sumptuously filmed, you could turn down the volume and just watch the suits.”

– Newsweek

“Unmissable…possibly the best new show you’ll see this summer.”
– Time

“A brilliant send-up of the sins of mid-century America.”
– Alessandra Stanley, New York Times

“An evocative new drama.”
– Bill Carter, New York Times

“The sophistication of a feature film…”
– People

“Gorgeous in every way… smart and tremendously attractive.”
– The New Yorker

“So cool it will force you to turn off the air conditioning…The best new show of the summer.”
– New York Post

“Wow…dazzling…sleek, sexy…9 out of 10.”
– TV Guide