Commenting on the show’s ratings, AMC President Charlie Collier stated: “There is nothing else on television like Mad Men, and for the series in its sixth season to deliver the highest-rated finale ever — and an episode that critics and fans have already declared an instant classic — is a testament to everyone who brings this world to life. Matthew Weiner and his cast and crew have created something that continues to occupy a unique and very special place, on television and across the broader cultural landscape, and we are so proud to be a part of it.”
Mad Men was created by Matthew Weiner and now stands as the only basic cable series to ever win four consecutive Emmys in the Outstanding Drama Series category.
The Very Basics:
Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.
The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays 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. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values.
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