Television news sites are abuzz with the impending announcement of another 13-episode order for the acclaimed new series.
Created and executive produced by Matthew Weiner ("The Sopranos"), "Mad Men" — according to the show's official website — "pulls you into an unexpected new world — 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 show is set in 1960's New York City and has referenced a number of then-current stage shows, including My Fair Lady, Fiorello! and Bye Bye Birdie.
The hour-long series, featuring a number of stage names, debuted on AMC July 19 and plays Thursdays at 10 PM (ET). Check local listings. The entire season, thus far, is also available for purchase through iTunes and for free to cable subscribers through OnDemand services.
Jon Hamm stars in the lead with Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Darby Stanchfield. The cast also includes Robert Morse (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), John Slattery (Rabbit Hole), Vincent Kartheiser (Slag Heap), Elisabeth Moss (Franny's Way), Bryan Batt (La Cage aux Folles), Michael Gladis (Fifth of July), Aaron Staton (Mamma Mia!), Maggie Siff (The Ruby Sunrise), Anne Dudek (Wrong Mountain) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea).
Guest stars have included stage folk as well: John Cullum, Darren Pettie and Remy Auberjonois.
For more information, visit amctv.com.